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INSURANCE
(215 ILCS 5/) Illinois Insurance Code.

215 ILCS 5/464

    (215 ILCS 5/464) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.11)
    Sec. 464. Joint underwriting or joint reinsurance. (1) Every group, association or other organization of companies which engages in joint underwriting or joint reinsurance, shall be subject to regulation with respect thereto as herein provided, subject, however, with respect to joint underwriting, to all provisions of this Article, and with respect to joint reinsurance, to Sections 465, 467, 469, 470 and 471 of this Article.
    (2) If, after a hearing, the Director finds that any activity or practice of any such group, association or other organization is unfair or unreasonable or otherwise inconsistent with the provisions of this Article, he may issue a written order specifying in what respects such activity or practice is unfair or unreasonable or otherwise inconsistent with the provisions of this Article, and requiring the discontinuance of such activity or practice.
(Source: Laws 1947, p. 1098.)

215 ILCS 5/464a

    (215 ILCS 5/464a) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.11a)
    Sec. 464a. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 81-1482. Repealed by P.A. 91-757, eff. 1-1-01.)

215 ILCS 5/465

    (215 ILCS 5/465) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.12)
    Sec. 465. Examinations. The Director shall, at least once in five years, make or cause to be made an examination of each rating organization licensed in this state as provided in Section 459 and he may, as often as he may deem it expedient, make or cause to be made an examination of each advisory organization referred to in Section 463 and of each group, association or other organization referred to in Section 464. The reasonable costs of any such examination shall be paid by the rating organization, advisory organization, or group, association or other organization examined upon presentation to it of a detailed account of such costs. The officers, manager, agents and employees of such rating organization, advisory organization or group, association or other organization may be examined at any time under oath and shall exhibit all books, records, accounts, documents, or agreements governing its method of operation. In lieu of any such examination the Director may accept the report of an examination made by the insurance supervisory official of another state, pursuant to the laws of such state. The provisions of Sections 132 through 132.7, 402, and 403 shall be applicable to the examinations hereunder.
(Source: P.A. 89-97, eff. 7-7-95.)

215 ILCS 5/466

    (215 ILCS 5/466) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.13)
    Sec. 466. Rate administration. (1) Recording and Reporting of Loss and Expense Experience.
    The Director shall promulgate reasonable rules and shall approve statistical plans, reasonably adapted to each of the rating systems on file with him, which may be modified from time to time and which shall be used thereafter by each company in the recording and reporting of its loss and countrywide expense experience, in order that the experience of all companies may be made available at least annually in such form and detail as may be necessary to aid him in determining whether rating systems comply with the standards set forth in Section 456. An approved statistical plan need not be adopted as a rule, but shall be made available for public inspection at the Department's principal office and a copy of the plan shall be filed with the Secretary of State. Such rules and plans may also provide for the recording and reporting of expense experience items which are specially applicable to this state and are not susceptible of determination by a prorating of countrywide expense experience. In promulgating such rules and approving plans, the Director shall give due consideration to the rating systems on file with him and in order that such rules and plans may be as uniform as is practicable among the several states, to the rules and to the form of the plans used for such rating systems in other states. No company shall be required to record or report any experience on an experience classification which it does not use in the making of its rates or to record or report its experience on any basis or statistical plan that differs from that which is regularly employed and used in the usual course of such company's business, nor shall any company be required to record or report its loss experience on a classification basis that is inconsistent with the rating system filed by it, nor shall it be required to report such experience to any rating organization of which it is not a member or subscriber, or to an agency operated by or subject to the control of such a rating organization, nor shall the Department's rules state that the insurer must record or report its experience in accordance with a uniform statistical plan which differs from that which is regularly employed and used in the usual course of such company's business. Any company not reporting such experience to a rating organization or other agency designated by the Director, shall report such experience to the Director. The Director may designate one or more rating organizations or other agencies to assist him in gathering all such experience and in making compilations thereof. The experience of any company filed with the Director shall be deemed confidential and shall not be revealed by the Director to any other company or other person, provided, however, that the Director may make compilations of all experience, including the experience of any such company, or of such experience and the compilation made by the designated rating organization or other agency. All such compilations, whether made by the Director or by any designated rating organization or other agency, shall be made available, subject to reasonable rules promulgated by the Director, to companies and rating organizations.
    (2) Interchange of Rating Plan Data
    Reasonable rules and plans may be promulgated by the Director for the interchange of data necessary for the application of rating plans.
    (3) Consultation with Other States
    In order to further uniform administration of rate regulatory laws, the Director and every company and rating organization may exchange information and experience data with insurance supervisory officials, companies and rating organizations in other states and may consult with them with respect to rate making and the application of rating systems.
    (4) Rules and Regulations
    The Director may make reasonable rules and regulations necessary to effect the purpose of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 84-427.)

215 ILCS 5/467

    (215 ILCS 5/467) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.14)
    Sec. 467. False or misleading information. No person, company or organization shall wilfully withhold information from, or knowingly give false or misleading information to the Director, any statistical agency designated by the Director, any rating organization, or, any company which will affect the rates or premiums chargeable under this Article. A violation of this Section shall subject the one guilty of such violation to the penalties provided in Section 470 of this Article.
(Source: Laws 1947, p. 1098.)

215 ILCS 5/468

    (215 ILCS 5/468) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.15)
    Sec. 468. Residual Market Mechanism. All companies licensed to write workers' compensation and employers' liability insurance in this State shall participate in a plan providing for the equitable apportionment among them of insurance which may be afforded applicants who are in good faith entitled to but who are unable to procure such insurance through ordinary methods. Companies must submit such a plan for the Director's approval within 60 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1982. The rates to be used in such a plan and any future modification thereof must be submitted to the Director for approval at least 30 days prior to their effective date. Such rates shall reflect residual market experience to the extent it is actuarially appropriate. The Director shall disapprove any filing that does not meet the requirements of subparagraph (d) of paragraph (1) of Section 456 of this Article. A filing shall be deemed to meet such requirements unless disapproved by the Director within 30 days after the filing is made. In disapproving a filing made under this Section, the Director shall have the same authority and shall follow the same procedure as in disapproving a filing under Section 458. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Article, rating organizations may make and file rates under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 82-939.)

215 ILCS 5/469

    (215 ILCS 5/469) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.16)
    Sec. 469. Rebates prohibited. No broker or agent shall knowingly charge, demand, or receive a premium for any policy of insurance except in accordance with the provisions of this Article. No company or employee thereof, and no broker or agent shall pay, allow, or give, or offer to pay, allow, or give, directly or indirectly, as an inducement to insurance, or after insurance has been effected, any rebates, discount, abatement, credit, or reduction of the premium named in a policy of insurance, or any special favor or advantage in the dividends or other benefits to accrue thereon, or any valuable consideration or inducement whatever, not specified in the policy of insurance, except to the extent provided for in an applicable filing. No insured named in a policy of insurance, nor any employee of such insured shall knowingly receive or accept, directly or indirectly, any such rebate, discount, abatement, credit, or reduction of premium, or any such special favor or advantage or valuable consideration or inducement. Nothing in this Section shall be construed as prohibiting the payment of commissions or other compensation to duly licensed agents and brokers, nor as prohibiting any company from allowing or returning to its participating policyholders, members, or subscribers, dividends, savings, or unabsorbed premium deposits.
    Sections 151 and 152 of this Code shall not apply to any kind of insurance subject to this Article.
(Source: P.A. 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)

215 ILCS 5/470

    (215 ILCS 5/470) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.17)
    Sec. 470. Penalties. Any person, company or organization violating any provision of this Article shall be guilty of a petty offense for each such violation, provided that a series of acts or events based upon the same alleged violation shall be treated and considered as a single violation.
    The Director may suspend the license of any rating organization or company which fails to comply with an order of the Director within the time limited by such order, or any extension thereof which the Director may grant. The Director shall not suspend the license of any rating organization or company for failure to comply with an order until the time prescribed for filing a petition for review thereof as provided in Section 471 has expired or if such petition for review has been filed until such order has been affirmed. The Director may determine when a suspension of license shall become effective and it shall remain in effect for the period fixed by him, unless he modifies or rescinds such suspension, or until the order upon which such suspension is based is modified, rescinded or reversed.
    No license shall be suspended or revoked except upon a written order of the Director, stating his findings, made after a hearing held upon not less than ten days' written notice to such person or organization specifying the alleged violation.
(Source: P.A. 77-2699.)

215 ILCS 5/471

    (215 ILCS 5/471) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.18)
    Sec. 471. Hearing procedure and judicial review. (1) Any company or rating organization aggrieved by any order or decision of the Director made without a hearing, may, within 30 days after notice of the order to the company or organization, make written request to the Director for a hearing thereon. The Director shall hear such party or parties within 20 days after receipt of such request and shall give not less than 10 days' written notice of the time and place of the hearing. Within 15 days after such hearing the Director shall affirm, reverse or modify his previous action, specifying his reasons therefor. Pending such hearing and decision thereon the Director may suspend or postpone the effective date of his previous action.
    (2) Nothing contained in this Article shall require the observance at any hearing of formal rules of pleading or evidence.
    (3) The Administrative Review Law shall apply to and govern all proceedings for the judicial review of orders and decisions of the Director under this Article. Provided, however, that, in the review of any order or decision of the Director under this Article, such order or decision shall not be deemed prima facie to be correct and proper, and provided further that a rating organization aggrieved by an order or decision under this Article may initiate such proceedings for its review.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

215 ILCS 5/Art. XXX.5

 
    (215 ILCS 5/Art. XXX.5 heading)
ARTICLE XXX 1/2. PROPERTY AND
CASUALTY RATES OTHER THAN WORKERS'
(Repealed by P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98)

215 ILCS 5/Art. XXXI

 
    (215 ILCS 5/Art. XXXI heading)
ARTICLE XXXI. INSURANCE PRODUCERS, LIMITED
INSURANCE REPRESENTATIVES AND REGISTERED FIRMS
(Article scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)

215 ILCS 5/490.1

    (215 ILCS 5/490.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.37-1)
    Sec. 490.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 83-801. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/491.1

    (215 ILCS 5/491.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.38-1)
    Sec. 491.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-234, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/492.2

    (215 ILCS 5/492.2) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.39-2)
    Sec. 492.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-234, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/493.1

    (215 ILCS 5/493.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.40-1)
    Sec. 493.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 83-749. Repealed by P.A. 90-499, eff. 8-19-97.)

215 ILCS 5/493.2

    (215 ILCS 5/493.2) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.40-2)
    Sec. 493.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-334. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/494.1

    (215 ILCS 5/494.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.41-1)
    Sec. 494.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-234, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/494.2

    (215 ILCS 5/494.2) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.41-2)
    Sec. 494.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87-1216. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/495.1

    (215 ILCS 5/495.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.42-1)
    Sec. 495.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-600. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/495.2

    (215 ILCS 5/495.2)
    Sec. 495.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-234, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/496.2

    (215 ILCS 5/496.2) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.43-2)
    Sec. 496.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-234, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/497.1

    (215 ILCS 5/497.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.44-1)
    Sec. 497.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-234, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/497.2

    (215 ILCS 5/497.2) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.44-2)
    Sec. 497.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87-601. Repealed by P.A. 89-265, eff. 1-1-96.)

215 ILCS 5/498.1

    (215 ILCS 5/498.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.45-1)
    Sec. 498.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-313. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/499.1

    (215 ILCS 5/499.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.46-1)
    Sec. 499.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-234, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-5

    (215 ILCS 5/500-5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-5. Scope of Article. This Article applies to all persons and insurance companies as defined in this Code. This Article does not apply to surplus lines producers licensed pursuant to Section 445 except as provided in Section 500-40 and subsection (b) of Section 500-90 of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-10

    (215 ILCS 5/500-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-10. Definitions. In addition to the definitions in Section 2 of the Code, the following definitions apply to this Article:
    "Business entity" means a corporation, association, partnership, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or other legal entity.
    "Car rental limited line licensee" means a person authorized under the provisions of Section 500-105 to sell certain coverages relating to the rental of vehicles.
    "Home state" means the District of Columbia and any state or territory of the United States in which an insurance producer maintains his or her principal place of residence or principal place of business and is licensed to act as an insurance producer.
    "Insurance" means any of the lines of authority in Section 500-35, any health care plan under the Health Maintenance Organization Act, or any limited health care plan under the Limited Health Service Organization Act.
    "Insurance producer" means a person required to be licensed under the laws of this State to sell, solicit, or negotiate insurance.
    "Insurer" means a company as defined in subsection (e) of Section 2 of this Code, a health maintenance organization as defined in the Health Maintenance Organization Act, or a limited health service organization as defined in the Limited Health Service Organization Act.
    "License" means a document issued by the Director authorizing an individual to act as an insurance producer for the lines of authority specified in the document or authorizing a business entity to act as an insurance producer. The license itself does not create any authority, actual, apparent, or inherent, in the holder to represent or commit an insurance carrier.
    "Limited lines insurance" means those lines of insurance defined in Section 500-100 or any other line of insurance that the Director may deem it necessary to recognize for the purposes of complying with subsection (e) of Section 500-40.
    "Limited lines producer" means a person authorized by the Director to sell, solicit, or negotiate limited lines insurance.
    "Negotiate" means the act of conferring directly with or offering advice directly to a purchaser or prospective purchaser of a particular contract of insurance concerning any of the substantive benefits, terms, or conditions of the contract, provided that the person engaged in that act either sells insurance or obtains insurance from insurers for purchasers.
    "Person" means an individual or a business entity.
    "Rental agreement" means a written agreement setting forth the terms and conditions governing the use of a vehicle provided by a rental company for rental or lease.
    "Rental company" means a person, or a franchisee of the person, in the business of providing primarily private passenger vehicles to the public under a rental agreement for a period not to exceed 30 days.
    "Rental period" means the term of the rental agreement.
    "Renter" means a person obtaining the use of a vehicle from a rental company under the terms of a rental agreement for a period not to exceed 30 days.
    "Self-service storage facility limited line licensee" means a person authorized under the provisions of Section 500-107 to sell certain coverages relating to the rental of self-service storage facilities.
    "Sell" means to exchange a contract of insurance by any means, for money or its equivalent, on behalf of an insurance company.
    "Solicit" means attempting to sell insurance or asking or urging a person to apply for a particular kind of insurance from a particular company.
    "Terminate" means the cancellation of the relationship between an insurance producer and the insurer or the termination of a producer's authority to transact insurance.
    "Travel insurance" has the meaning provided in Section 1630.
    "Uniform Business Entity Application" means the current version of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' Uniform Business Entity Application for nonresident business entities.
    "Uniform Application" means the current version of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' Uniform Application for nonresident producer licensing.
    "Vehicle" or "rental vehicle" means a motor vehicle of (1) the private passenger type, including passenger vans, mini vans, and sport utility vehicles or (2) the cargo type, including cargo vans, pickup trucks, and trucks with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds the operation of which does not require the operator to possess a commercial driver's license.
    "Webinar" means an online educational presentation during which a live and participating instructor and participating viewers, whose attendance is periodically verified throughout the presentation, actively engage in discussion and in the submission and answering of questions.
(Source: P.A. 102-212, eff. 10-28-21.)

215 ILCS 5/500-15

    (215 ILCS 5/500-15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-15. License required.
    (a) A person may not sell, solicit, or negotiate insurance in this State for any class or classes of insurance unless the person is licensed for that line of authority in accordance with this Article.
    (b) A person may not, for a fee, engage in the business of offering any advice, counsel, opinion, or service with respect to the benefits, advantages, or disadvantages under any policy of insurance that could be issued in Illinois, unless that person is:
        (1) engaged or employed as an attorney licensed to
    
practice law and performing duties incidental to that position;
        (2) a licensed insurance producer, limited insurance
    
representative, or temporary insurance producer offering advice concerning a class of insurance as to which he or she is licensed to transact business;
        (3) a trust officer of a bank performing duties
    
incidental to his or her position;
        (4) an actuary or a certified public accountant
    
engaged or employed in a consulting capacity, performing duties incidental to that position; or
        (5) a licensed public adjuster acting within the
    
scope of his or her license.
    (c) In addition to any other penalty set forth in this Article, an individual who knowingly violates subsection (a) is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (d) In addition to any other penalty set forth in this Article, any individual violating subsection (a) or (b) and misappropriating or converting any moneys collected in conjunction with the violation is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-20

    (215 ILCS 5/500-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-20. Exceptions to licensing.
    (a) Nothing in this Article shall be construed to require an insurer to obtain an insurance producer license. In this Section, the term "insurer" does not include an insurer's officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries, or affiliates.
    (b) A license as an insurance producer shall not be required of the following:
        (1) an officer, director, or employee of an insurer
    
or of an insurance producer, provided that the officer, director, or employee does not receive any commission on policies written or sold to insure risks residing, located, or to be performed in this State and:
            (A) the officer's, director's, or employee's
        
activities are executive, administrative, managerial, clerical, or a combination of these, and are only indirectly related to the sale, solicitation, or negotiation of insurance;
            (B) the officer's, director's, or employee's
        
function relates to underwriting, loss control, inspection, or the processing, adjusting, investigating, or settling of a claim on a contract of insurance; or
            (C) the officer, director, or employee is acting
        
in the capacity of a special agent or agency supervisor assisting insurance producers if the person's activities are limited to providing technical advice and assistance to licensed insurance producers and do not include the sale, solicitation, or negotiation of insurance;
        (2) a person who secures and furnishes information
    
for the purpose of group life insurance, group property and casualty insurance, group annuities, or group or blanket accident and health insurance or for the purpose of enrolling individuals under plans, issuing certificates under plans or otherwise assisting in administering plans or who performs administrative services related to mass marketed property and casualty insurance, if no commission is paid to the person for the service;
        (3) an employer or association or its officers,
    
directors, employees, or the trustees of an employee trust plan, to the extent that the employers, officers, employees, directors, or trustees are engaged in the administration or operation of a program of employee benefits for the employer's or association's own employees or the employees of its subsidiaries or affiliates, which program involves the use of insurance issued by an insurer, as long as the employers, associations, officers, directors, employees, or trustees are not in any manner compensated, directly or indirectly, by the company issuing the contracts;
        (4) employees of insurers or organizations employed
    
by insurers who are engaging in the inspection, rating, or classification of risks or in the supervision of the training of insurance producers and who are not individually engaged in the sale, solicitation, or negotiation of insurance;
        (5) a person whose activities in this State are
    
limited to advertising without the intent to solicit insurance in this State through communications in printed publications or forms of electronic mass media whose distribution is not limited to residents of this State, provided that the person does not sell, solicit, or negotiate insurance that would insure risks residing, located, or to be performed in this State;
        (6) a person who is not a resident of this State who
    
sells, solicits, or negotiates a contract of insurance for commercial property and casualty risks to an insured with risks located in more than one state insured under that contract, provided that the person is otherwise licensed as an insurance producer to sell, solicit, or negotiate that insurance in the state where the insured maintains its principal place of business and the contract of insurance insures risks located in that state; or
        (7) a salaried, full-time employee who counsels or
    
advises his or her employer relative to the insurance interests of the employer or of the subsidiaries or business affiliates of the employer provided that the employee does not sell or solicit insurance or receive a commission.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-25

    (215 ILCS 5/500-25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-25. Application for examination.
    (a) A resident individual applying for an insurance producer license must pass a written examination unless exempt pursuant to Section 500-45. Both part one and part 2 of the examination must be passed within 90 days of each other. The examination shall test the knowledge of the individual concerning the lines of authority for which application is made, the duties and responsibilities of an insurance producer, and the insurance laws and rules of this State. Examinations required by this Section must be developed and conducted under rules prescribed by the Director.
    (b) The Director may make arrangements, including contracting with an outside testing service, for administering examinations and collecting the nonrefundable fee set forth in Section 500-135.
    (c) An individual applying for an examination must remit a nonrefundable fee as prescribed by the Director as set forth in Section 500-135, plus a separate remittance payable to the designated testing service for the total fees the testing service charges for each of the various services being requested by the applicant.
    (d) An individual who fails to appear for the examination as scheduled or fails to pass the examination, must reapply for an examination and remit all required fees and forms before being rescheduled for another examination.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-30

    (215 ILCS 5/500-30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-30. Application for license.
    (a) An individual applying for a resident insurance producer license must make application on a form specified by the Director and declare under penalty of refusal, suspension, or revocation of the license that the statements made in the application are true, correct, and complete to the best of the individual's knowledge and belief. Before approving the application, the Director must find that the individual:
        (1) is at least 18 years of age;
        (2) is sufficiently rehabilitated in cases in which
    
the applicant has committed any act that is a ground for denial, suspension, or revocation set forth in Section 500-70, other than convictions set forth in paragraph (6) of subsection (a) of Section 500-70; with respect to applicants with convictions set forth in paragraph (6) of subsection (a) of Section 500-70, the Director shall determine in accordance with Section 500-76 that the conviction will not impair the ability of the applicant to engage in the position for which a license is sought;
        (3) has completed, if required by the Director, a
    
pre-licensing course of study before the insurance exam for the lines of authority for which the individual has applied (an individual who successfully completes the Fire and Casualty pre-licensing courses also meets the requirements for Personal Lines-Property and Casualty);
        (4) has paid the fees set forth in Section 500-135;
    
and
        (5) has successfully passed the examinations for the
    
lines of authority for which the person has applied.
    (b) A pre-licensing course of study for each class of insurance for which an insurance producer license is requested must be established in accordance with rules prescribed by the Director and must consist of the following minimum hours:
Class of InsuranceNumber of

Hours
Life (Class 1(a))20
Accident and Health (Class 1(b) or 2(a))20
Fire (Class 3)20
Casualty (Class 2)20
Personal Lines-Property Casualty20
Motor Vehicle (Class 2(b) or 3(e))12.5
    7.5 hours of each pre-licensing course must be completed in a classroom or webinar setting, except Motor Vehicle, which would require 5 hours in a classroom or webinar setting.
    (c) A business entity acting as an insurance producer must obtain an insurance producer license. Application must be made using the Uniform Business Entity Application. Before approving the application, the Director must find that:
        (1) the business entity has paid the fees set forth
    
in Section 500-135; and
        (2) the business entity has designated a licensed
    
producer responsible for the business entity's compliance with the insurance laws and rules of this State.
    (d) The Director may require any documents reasonably necessary to verify the information contained in an application.
(Source: P.A. 102-135, eff. 7-23-21.)