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Revision as of 07:11, 17 April 2014

Illinois Director of Insurance
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $45,938,500
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder

Andrew Boron.jpg
Name:  Andrew Boron
Assumed office:  January 27, 2012
Compensation:  $113,308
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The Illinois Director of Insurance is a state executive position in the Illinois state government. The department of insurance's mission is to protect consumers by providing assistance and information, by efficiently regulating the insurance industry's market behavior and financial solvency, and by fostering a competitive insurance marketplace.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Andrew Boron. He was appointed on January 27, 2012 by Governor Pat Quinn (D).[2]

Authority

The Illinois Director of Insurance's powers are derived from Chapter 215, Act 5, Article XXIV .

Article XXIV, Section 401:

The Director is charged with the rights, powers and duties appertaining to the enforcement and execution of all the insurance laws of this State. He shall have the power
(a) to make reasonable rules and regulations as may be necessary for making effective such laws;
(b) to conduct such investigations as may be necessary to determine whether any person has violated any provision of such insurance laws;
(c) to conduct such examinations, investigations and hearings in addition to those specifically provided for, as may be necessary and proper for the efficient administration of the insurance laws of this State; and
(d) to institute such actions or other lawful proceedings as he may deem necessary for the enforcement of the Illinois Insurance Code or of any Order or action made or taken by him under this Code. The Attorney General, upon request of the Director, may proceed in the courts of this State to enforce an Order or decision in any court proceeding or in any administrative proceeding before the Director.

Qualifications

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Appointment

Article V, Section 9 of the Illinois Constitution establishes the governor's power to appoint the Illinois Director of Insurance:

Governor - Appointing Power
(a) The Governor shall nominate and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a majority of the members elected concurring by record vote, shall appoint all officers whose election or appointment is not otherwise provided for. Any nomination not acted upon by the Senate within 60 session days after the receipt thereof shall be deemed to have received the advice and consent of the Senate. The General Assembly shall have no power to elect or appoint officers of the Executive Branch.
(b) If, during a recess of the Senate, there is a vacancy in an office filled by appointment by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, the Governor shall make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of the Senate, when he shall make a nomination to fill such office.
(c) No person rejected by the Senate for an office shall, except at the Senate's request, be nominated again for that office at the same session or be appointed to that office during a recess of that Senate.

Vacancies

Article V, Section 9 of the Illinois Constitution also covers the process for filling vacancies in the office of Illinois Director of Insurance. Because the Director of Insurance serves at the pleasure of the governor, the process for appointment is the same whether the governor appoints a new director or the current director stops serving in the office. The governor appoints the director with the advice and consent of the Senate. If the Senate fails to act upon a nomination for appointment with in 60 days of it being made, the appointment will be considered to have received the advice and consent of the Senate. Vacancies occurring during Senate recesses are filled by temporary gubernatorial appointments. The governor must submit a nomination when the Senate reconvenes for advice and consent.

Duties

The director is responsible for the operations of the office of the special deputy receiver, which handles the affairs of insurance companies placed in rehabilitation, conservation or liquidation.[1]

Divisions

Click here to view a larger-scale image of the Illinois Department of Insurance Organizational Chart as of August 5, 2013.

The department of insurance has three major operating sections:

  • Consumer-Market
  • Financial-Corporate Regulatory
  • Legal[1]

State budget

The Department of Insurance had a budget of $45,938,500 in the 2012 fiscal year.[3]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2013

In 2013, the director received a salary of $113,308. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.[4]

2012

In 2012, the Illinois Director of Insurance was paid an estimated $135,081. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the Illinois Director of Insurance was paid an estimated $135,100 according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

Historical officeholders

A total of 47 officials have served as the Illinois Director of Insurance from 1893-Present.[6]

Recent news

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Contact Information

Springfield Office:
320 W. Washington Street
Springfield, IL 62767-0001
Main Phone Number: (217) 782-4515
Main Fax: (217) 782-5020
Consumer Complaints Fax: (217) 558-2083
TDD: (217) 524-4872


Chicago Office:
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph St., Suite 9-301
Chicago, IL 60601-3395
Main Phone Number: (312) 814-2420
Consumer Complaints: (312) 814-2427
Fax: (312) 814-5416

See also

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