(215 ILCS 5/245) (from Ch. 73, par. 857)
Sec. 245. Salaries; pensions.
(1) No domestic life company shall directly or indirectly pay any salary, compensation or emolument to any officer, trustee or director thereof, or any salary, compensation or emolument amounting in any year to more than $200,000 to any person, firm or corporation, unless such payment be first authorized by a vote of the board of directors of such company, which vote shall be duly recorded in the records of the company. No such domestic life company shall make any agreement with any of its officers, trustees or salaried employees whereby it agrees that for any services rendered or to be rendered he shall receive any salary, compensation or emolument, directly or indirectly, that will extend beyond a period of three years from the date of such agreement except that payment of an amount not in excess of 20% of the salary of any of its officers, trustees, or salaried employees may by written agreement be deferred beyond such period of three years, which agreement may include conditions to be met by such officer, trustee, or salaried employee before payment will be made. The limitation as to time contained herein shall not apply to a contract for renewal commissions with any such officer, trustee or salaried employee who is also an agent of the company nor shall such limitation be construed as preventing a domestic company from entering into contracts with its agents for the payment of renewal commissions.
(2) No such life company shall grant any pension to any officer, director or trustee thereof or to any member of his family after his death except that it may provide a pension pursuant to the terms of the uniform retirement plan adopted by the board of directors and for any person who is or has been a salaried officer or employee of such company and who may retire by reason of age or disability.
(3) No such company shall hereafter create or establish any account or fund for the purpose of promoting the health or welfare of its employees except from annual accretions to earned surplus computed in the manner provided by this Code. Contributions to such fund by any company in any calendar year shall not exceed 15% of the accretion to earned surplus in such calendar year. Before such account or fund shall be established, maintained or operated, the plan for such account or fund and its method of operation shall be approved by the board of directors of the company, and submitted to the shareholders in the case of a stock company, or members in the case of a mutual company, at a special meeting called for the purpose of considering such plan. Contributions to the fund from sources other than the company may be provided for in the operation of the plan. No amount held in such fund or account whether contributed by the company or from any other source shall be considered an admitted asset as defined in this Code, nor considered in determining the solvency of such company, nor be subject to the provisions of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 91-549, eff. 8-14-99.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015