Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5 Illinois Insurance Code. Section 500-110

    (215 ILCS 5/500-110)

    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)

    Sec. 500-110. Regulatory examinations.

    (a) The Director may examine any applicant for or holder of an insurance producer license, limited line producer license or temporary insurance producer license or any business entity.

    (b) All persons being examined, as well as their officers, directors, insurance producers, limited lines producers, and temporary insurance producers must provide to the Director convenient and free access, at all reasonable hours at their offices, to all books, records, documents, and other papers relating to the persons' insurance business affairs. The officers, directors, insurance producers, limited lines producers, temporary insurance producers, and employees must facilitate and aid the Director in the examinations as much as it is in their power to do so.

    (c) The Director may designate an examiner or examiners to conduct any examination under this Section. The Director or his or her designee may administer oaths and examine under oath any individual relative to the business of the person being examined.

    (d) The examiners designated by the Director under this Section may make reports to the Director. A report alleging substantive violations of this Article or any rules prescribed by the Director must be in writing and be based upon facts ascertained from the books, records, documents, papers, and other evidence obtained by the examiners or from sworn or affirmed testimony of or written affidavits from the person's officers, directors, insurance producers, limited lines producer, temporary insurance producers, or employees or other individuals, as given to the examiners. The report of an examination must be verified by the examiners.

    (e) If a report is made, the Director must either deliver a duplicate of the report to the person being examined or send the duplicate by certified or registered mail to the person's address of record. The Director shall afford the person an opportunity to demand a hearing with reference to the facts and other evidence contained in the report. The person may request a hearing within 14 calendar days after he or she receives the duplicate of the examination report by giving the Director written notice of that request, together with a written statement of the person's objections to the report. The Director must, if requested to do so, conduct a hearing in accordance with Sections 402 and 403 of this Code. The Director must issue a written order based upon the examination report and upon the hearing, if a hearing is held, within 90 days after the report is filed, or within 90 days after the hearing if a hearing is held. If the report is refused or otherwise undeliverable, or a hearing is not requested in a timely fashion, the right to a hearing is waived. After the hearing or the expiration of the time period in which a person may request a hearing, if the examination reveals that the person is operating in violation of any law, rule, or prior order, the Director in the written order may require the person to take any action the Director considers necessary or appropriate in accordance with the report or examination hearing. The order is subject to review under the Administrative Review Law.

    (f) The Director may adopt reasonable rules to further the purposes of this Section.

    (g) A person who violates or aids and abets any violation of a written order issued under this Section shall be guilty of a business offense and his or her license may be revoked or suspended pursuant to Section 500-70 of this Article and he or she may be subjected to a civil penalty of not more than $20,000.

(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02; 93-32, eff. 7-1-03.)

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