Comments: IL SB1783 | 2015-2016 | 99th General Assembly

Bill Title: Creates the Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act. Provides that insurers with life insurance policies, annuity contracts, or retained asset accounts shall compare those accounts to the Social Security Administration's Death Master File or similar database on at least a semi-annual basis. Provides that within 90 days of finding a Death Master File match, the insurer shall complete a good faith effort to confirm the death of the insured or retained asset account holder, and to determine whether benefits are due and, if so, to locate beneficiaries and provide the appropriate forms or instructions. Provides that benefits from a policy, annuity contract, or a retained asset account, plus any applicable accrued contractual interest shall first be payable to the designated beneficiaries or owners and, in the event the beneficiaries or owners cannot be found, shall escheat pursuant to the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act, and requires insurers to contact the Treasurer pursuant to the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act. Provides that failures to meet the requirements of the Act with such frequency as to constitute a general business practice is a violation of provisions of the Illinois Insurance Code concerning unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices. Makes conforming changes in the Illinois Insurance Code.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2016-07-31 - Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments [SB1783 Detail]

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