(215 ILCS 155/6)
(from Ch. 73, par. 1406)
(a) A title insurance company may obtain reinsurance for all or
any part of its liability under one or more of its title insurance policies
or reinsurance agreements and may also reinsure title insurance policies
issued by other title insurance companies on risks located in this State
(a-5) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, a title insurance company may obtain reinsurance for all or any part of its liability under one or more of its title insurance policies from an assuming insurer with a financial strength rating of A- or better from A.M. Best Company, Inc., or with an alternative rating the Department may approve that the Department determines is an equivalent rating by another recognized rating organization.
(b) A title insurance company licensed to do business in this State shall retain at least $100,000 of primary liability for policies it issues, unless a lesser sum is authorized by the Secretary. A lesser sum may be retained at the request of an insured for a particular policy. This subsection (b) applies only to policies issued on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 100-570, eff. 6-1-18