ORS 657.880¹
Health care coverage for unemployed individuals
  • deduction of benefits

In order to provide health care coverage for eligible unemployed individuals, the Employment Department, upon approval and funding by the Emergency Board, is authorized:

(1) To deduct an amount from unemployment compensation otherwise payable to an individual and to use the amount so deducted to pay for health care coverage if the individual voluntarily elects to have such deduction made, and such deduction is made under a program which meets applicable federal requirements and has been approved in accordance with the provisions of this section and ORS 657.885 ("Health care coverage" defined).

(2) To certify to the Department of Human Services those unemployed individuals eligible to receive health care coverage pursuant to criteria established by or pursuant to federal law in order to receive federal funds for obtaining such coverage.

(3) To enter into contracts with other appropriate federal or state agencies. [1983 c.753 §2; 2001 c.900 §259]

Chapter 657

Notes of Decisions

An individual who performs services for remunera­tion is an employee, and per­son or organiza­tion for whom services are performed is an employer under terms of Employ­ment Division Law even if remunera­tion is paid indirectly rather than directly unless employer shows that some statutory exclusion applies. Lectro Lift, Inc. v. Morgan, 14 Or App 316, 513 P2d 526 (1973)

Mere act of incorporating as professional corpora­tion does not, by itself, create employer-employee rela­tionship for purposes of this chapter. Peterson v. Employ­ment Division, 82 Or App 371, 728 P2d 95 (1986)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Determining employer of musicians' group, (1972) Vol 35, p 1306

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 657—Unemployment Insurance, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors657.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 657, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­657ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information