Topic: Illinois Developments

2018 Statewide Elections: A Mixed Bag for Insurers?

All eyes have been focused on the federal mid-term elections and the impact on the U.S. House and Senate. Post-mortems by the pundits have begun. See Locke Lord’s take on the mid-terms. The divided government in Washington, D.C. may well stymie efforts to regulate the insurance industry at the federal level, except in very limited circumstances where bi-partisan accord can be achieved.

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Illinois Governor Issues Amendatory Veto to Insurance Omnibus Legislation

On August 26, 2018, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner issued an amendatory veto to insurance omnibus legislation, Senate Bill 1737.  The amendatory veto deletes provisions in the bill related to short-term limited-duration health plans and worker’s compensation insurance.  Portions of the bill concerning captive insurance regulation, domestic stock company division and credit for reinsurance remain in the bill.

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