Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5 Illinois Insurance Code. Section 1201

    (215 ILCS 5/1201) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.901)

    Sec. 1201. Purpose of Article. The purpose of this Article is to promote the public welfare by studying the relationship of insurance premium and related income as compared to insurance costs and expenses. The General Assembly finds and declares that stabilizing the cost of insurance is a vital concern to the people of this State.

    It is the legislative intent, pursuant to this declared public concern, to develop measures which will stabilize prices while continuing to provide quality insurance products to all sectors of the citizenry. It is the express intent of this Article to permit and encourage competition between companies on a sound financial basis to the fullest extent possible and to establish a mechanism to ensure the provision of adequate insurance at reasonable rates to the citizens of this State.

    The General Assembly finds that while the gathering of insurance cost data has been attempted on a voluntary basis in the past, the lack of a uniform system for the collection and analysis of data and the lack of full participation by insurers has led to inadequate and unusable data. In order to remedy this problem, the General Assembly find it necessary to create a mandated uniform system in Illinois for the collection, analysis and distribution of insurance cost data.

(Source: P.A. 84-1431.)

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