Bulletin #40: Zero Premium Endorsements Exempt from
General Bulletin #40
Are Exempt from Filing and Countersignature
Paragraph 5 of the Illinois Surplus Line Law [215 ILCS 5/445(5)] says, in part:
Proposals, endorsements, and other documents which are incidental to the insurance
but which do not affect the premium charged are exempted from filing and
You do not need to file zero premium endorsements. The system will accept them if you
do file them, but the filing requirement does not apply to zero premium endorsements.
Any policy, even when the premium is zero, must be filed. All endorsements with
additional premium or with return premium must be filed.