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(215 ILCS 5/143.33)
Electronic posting of policies.
(a) Policies and endorsements used by a company for transacting insurance as classified in Class 2 and Class 3 of Section 4 of this Code that do not contain personally identifiable information may be mailed, issued, delivered, or posted on the insurer's Internet website. If the insurer elects to post the insurance policies and endorsements on its Internet website in lieu of mailing, issuing, or delivering them to the insured, then the insurer must comply with all of the following conditions:
(1) The policy and endorsements must be easily
accessible to the insured and the producer of record and remain that way for as long as the policy is in force;
(2) After the expiration of the policy, the insurer
must archive its expired policies and endorsements for the longer of 5 years or other period required by law, and make them available upon request;
(3) The policies and endorsements must be posted in a
manner that enables the insured and the producer of record to print and save the policy and endorsements using programs or applications that are widely available on the Internet and free to use;
(4) At the time of issuance of the original policy
and any renewals of that policy, the insurer provides to the insured in the manner it customarily provides declarations pages to the insured, and to the producer of record, the following information clearly displayed in or simultaneously with a declarations page:
(A) a description of the exact policy and
endorsement forms purchased by the insured;
(B) a method by which the insured may obtain from
the insurer, upon request and without charge, a paper copy of their policy and endorsements; and
(C) the Internet address where their policy and
(5) The insurer provides to the insured in the manner
it customarily provides declarations pages to the insured, and to the producer of record, notice of any changes to the forms or endorsements; the insured's right to obtain from the insurer, upon request and without charge, a paper copy of these forms or endorsements; and the Internet address where these forms or endorsements are posted.
(b) Nothing in this Section shall prevent an insurer that posts its policies and endorsements electronically in accordance with this Section from offering a discount to an insured who elects to receive notices and documents electronically in accordance with the provisions of the federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act.
(c) Nothing in this Section affects the timing or content of any disclosure or other document required to be provided or made available to any insured under any statute, rule, regulation, or rule of law.
(Source: P.A. 98-521, eff. 8-23-13.)