Declared State of Emergency: Illinois

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Alexander, Calhoun, Cass, Christian, Clinton, Cumberland, Douglas, Iroquois, Jackson, Jersey, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Menard, Monroe, Morgan, Moultrie, Pike, Randolph, Richland, Sangamon, St. Clair and Vermilion Counties

The Standard acknowledges the declared state of emergency in Illinois, and we will provide an additional 60 days for insureds to respond, transmit funds (including premium payments), or perform an act that otherwise would have been required in the month of December 2015 as it relates to time limits imposed under insurance policies, notices or provisions of law. As a result, The Standard will not cancel or nonrenew a policy or contract of insurance between December 29, 2015 and February 29, 2016. The Standard will re-issue any notice, including notices of cancellation or nonrenewal that was originally issued on or after December 29, 2015. These notices cannot be re-issued before February 29, 2016, and any re-issued notice of cancellation or nonrenewal must comply with Illinois law, including advance notice requirements before effecting cancellation or nonrenewal of coverage.

Illinois consumers can work with the Department of Insurance for filing a complaint regarding any disaster-related dispute or issue. Consumers can call the Department's toll-free complaint hotline at 1-866-445-5364, or file a complaint online at