(215 ILCS 5/111) (from Ch. 73, par. 723)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
Sec. 111. Conditions of issuance of certificate of authority.
(1) Before a certificate of authority to transact business in this State is issued to a foreign or alien company, such company shall satisfy the Director that:
(a) the company is duly organized under the laws of
the state or country under whose laws it professes to be organized and authorized to do the business it is transacting or proposes to transact;
(b) its name is not the same as, or deceptively
similar to, the name of any domestic company, or of any foreign or alien company authorized to transact business in this State;
(c) if a company transacting business of the kind or
kinds enumerated in Class 1 of Section 4, it is not engaging in practices in any state which if engaged in this State, would constitute a violation of Section 237; and it is not transacting any kinds of business other than those enumerated in Class 1 of Section 4;
(d) if a stock company, it has a paid up capital and
surplus at least equal to the capital and original surplus required by this Code for a domestic company doing the same kind or kinds of business or, if a mutual company or reciprocal, it has a surplus and provision for contingent liability of policyholders, at least equal to the original surplus and provision for contingent liability of policyholders required for a similar domestic company doing the same kind or kinds of business, or, if a fraternal benefit society, it meets the requirements prescribed in this Code for the organization of a domestic company or society, or if a Lloyds it meets the requirements of Article V;
(e) its funds are invested in accordance with the
laws of its domicile; and
(f) in the case of a stock company its minimum
capital and surplus and required reserves, or in the case of a mutual company or a reciprocal proposing to issue policies without contingent liability, its minimum surplus and required reserves, or in the case of any other company, all its funds, are invested in securities or property which afford a degree of financial security equal to that required for similar domestic companies, provided that this clause shall not be construed as requiring the application of limitations relating either to the kind or amount of securities prescribed by this Code for the investments of domestic companies.
(2) In determining whether an alien company complies with the provisions of subsection (1) of this section the Director shall consider only business transacted in the United States, only the assets described in Section 60j and only liabilities in connection with its United States business.
(3) Before a certificate of authority is issued to a foreign or alien company, other than a Lloyds, it shall deposit with the Director securities which are authorized investments for similar domestic companies under Section 126.11A(1), 126.11A(2), 126.24A(1), or 126.24A(2) of the amount, if any, required of a domestic company similarly organized and doing the same kind or kinds of business; or in lieu of such deposit such foreign or alien company shall satisfy the Director that it has on deposit with an official of a state of the United States or a depositary designated or authorized for such purpose by such official, authorized by the law of such state to accept such deposit, securities of at least a like amount, for the benefit and security of all creditors, policyholders and policy obligations of such company.
(4) Before issuing a certificate of authority to a foreign or alien company, the Director may cause an examination to be made of the condition and affairs of such company.
(Source: P.A. 90-418, eff. 8-15-97; 90-794, eff. 8-14-98.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015