DOI Bruce Rauner Governor Anne Melissa Dowling, Acting Director

Illinois L/A&H Policy Form Filing Requirements

Illinois Department of Insurance

The Department's administrative regulation (50 Ill. Adm. Code 916), which sets forth the required procedure for filing and securing approval of policy forms, was amended early in February of 2000. This regulation applies to Life Insurance, Annuity and Accident and Health Insurance, Voluntary Health Service Plans, Dental Plans, Limited Health Service Organizations and Health Maintenance Organizations.

Included in these amendments is a new requirement that, as of January 1, 2001, computer generated transmittals (saved to a diskette) will replace hard copy transmittals which accompany policy filings. Prior to January 1, 2001 computer generated transmittals (saved to a diskette) are optional.

Software to create the computer generated transmittals was mailed to all companies August 2, 2000. Enclosed with the software were instructions to install the software along with instructions for completion of the transmittals. Once this software is installed, the application contains an electronic User's Guide for future reference. The software and User's Guide are not accessible from this web page. To receive additional copies of the software, contact (217)785-6441 or

(Note: Section 916.50 describes the Certificate of Compliance and procedure for withdrawal of previously approved filings, however this requirement takes place in July of each year and is separate from the transmittal process noted above).