SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is reminding drivers that electronic verification of automobile insurance has begun and vehicle owners who are unable to prove insurance will face a license plate suspension and $100 reinstatement fee.
Enforcement of the state’s mandatory insurance electronic verification program began on July 1, 2021. Insurance companies are working in conjunction with the Secretary of State’s office to confirm electronically that motorists have automobile insurance.
The vast majority of vehicle owners will not have to do anything, as electronic verification of automobile insurance will be confirmed automatically.
If electronic verifications are unsuccessful, the Secretary of State’s office will send a written request to the vehicle owner giving them the opportunity to prove they have insurance before suspending their vehicle registration. Vehicle owners must contact their insurance company or notify their insurance agent that they received a letter with a specific reference number from the Secretary of State.
The insurance agent’s responsibility is to confirm electronically with the Secretary of State – through www.ILIVS.com – that the vehicle owner does in fact have automobile insurance on the verification date stated in the letter.