(625 ILCS 27/20)
Disclosure notice and advertising requirements.
(a) Each renter who purchases a damage waiver that is not included in the
base rental shall be provided the following disclosure notice:
NOTICE: This contract offers, for an additional
charge, a collision damage waiver to cover your financial responsibility for damage to the rental vehicle. The purchase of a collision damage waiver is optional and may be declined. You are advised to carefully consider whether to sign this waiver if you have rental vehicle collision coverage provided by your credit card or collision insurance on your own vehicle. Before deciding whether to purchase the collision damage waiver, you may wish to determine whether your own vehicle insurance affords you coverage for damage to the rental vehicle and the amount of deductible under your own insurance coverage.
(b) The disclosure notice required in subsection (a) shall be made on the
face of the rental agreement either by stamp, label, or as part of the written
contract, shall be set apart in boldface type and in no smaller print than
10 point type, and shall include a space for the renter to acknowledge his
or her receipt of the notice. The contract shall also include in boldface type
no smaller print than 10 point type, in simple and readable language, any other
exclusions applicable to the collision damage waiver.
(c) Any rental company who states or permits to be stated the rental cost of
a rental motor vehicle in any advertisement shall state conspicuously, in
language and in conjunction with the advertised rental cost of the vehicle, the
daily rate of the applicable collision damage waiver, that the rate constitutes
an additional daily charge to the renter, that the collision damage waiver is
optional, and that prospective renters should examine their automobile
insurance policies for rental vehicle coverage.
(1) When a written advertisement, including all print
media, contains the statement of the rental cost of a vehicle, the disclosure required by this subsection shall be printed in type no less than 10 point type.
(2) When the video presentation of a television
advertisement contains the written statement of the rental cost of a vehicle, the depiction of the disclosure required by this subsection shall be no less than one-third the size of the depiction of the rental cost.
(3) When a radio advertisement or the audio
presentation of a television advertisement contains the statement of the rental cost of the vehicle, the oral statement of the rental cost shall be immediately accompanied by an oral statement of the disclosure required by this subsection.
(d) Any rental company that makes any oral statement, excluding telephonic
communications, or written statement of the rental cost of a vehicle shall
disclose, in plain language and in conjunction with that statement, the daily
rate of the applicable collision damage waiver and that the rate constitutes an
additional daily charge to the renter.
(e) Any rental company that offers the collision damage waiver option to a
renter shall inform the renter in posted signs or in pamphlets, written in
plain language, of all of the information described in Sections 15 through 20.
The requirements of this subsection shall be deemed to be satisfied if the
rental company places the pamphlets or posted signs prominently and
conspicuously where the posted signs and pamphlets may be easily seen or
(Source: P.A. 90-113, eff. 7-14-97.)