(215 ILCS 159/105)
    Sec. 105. Application of this Act. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act, nothing in this Act shall apply in the following instances:
        (i) The purchase of the cash value of a life
insurance policy and rights impacting the cash value, including death benefits, for an amount approximately equal to the cash value, but only to the extent that such death benefits include cash value or its monetary equivalent.
        (ii) The collateral assignment of a life insurance
policy or an interest in a life insurance policy by an owner of such a policy or an interest in such a policy if such collateral assignment is effected for the sole purpose of financing or refinancing the purchase described in item (i).
    To be eligible for regulatory treatment pursuant to this Section 105, the individual or entity seeking such treatment must first provide written notice to the Director that the individual or entity engages in a business practice as described in items (i) or (ii). Such notice shall be in a form and manner and at a fee as prescribed by the Director and renewed 2 years from the date on which the prior notice is received by the Director. To the extent that an individual or entity is exempted pursuant to this Section and is then later determined to have been engaged in STOLI and to have circumvented the application of this Act through this Section, the Director shall take appropriate remedial action, including, but not limited to, license revocation, appropriate monetary penalties, or both, or other penalties as provided in Section 72 of this Act and subsections (a) through (g) of Section 500-70 of the Illinois Insurance Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-736, eff. 7-1-10.)