2013 ORS § 743.731¹

The purposes of ORS 743.730 (Definitions for ORS 743.730 to 743.773) to 743.773 (Rules for ORS 743.766 to 743.769) and 743.923 (Risk adjustment procedures) are:

(1) To promote the availability of health insurance coverage to groups regardless of their enrollees health status or claims experience;

(2) To prevent abusive rating practices;

(3) To require disclosure of rating practices to purchasers of small employer and individual health benefit plans;

(4) To prohibit the use of preexisting condition exclusions except in grandfathered health plans;

(5) To encourage the availability of individual health benefit plans for individuals who are not enrolled in group health benefit plans;

(6) To improve renewability and continuity of coverage for employers and covered individuals;

(7) To improve the efficiency and fairness of the health insurance marketplace; and

(8) To ensure that health insurance coverage in Oregon satisfies the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-191) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (P.L. 111-152), and that enforcement authority for those requirements is retained by the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services. [1991 c.916 §2; 1993 c.18 §158; 1993 c.649 §11; 1995 c.603 §2; 1997 c.716 §4; 2011 c.500 §8; 2013 c.681 §18]