ORS 731.640¹
Eligible deposits
  • rules

(1) Deposits which are required or permitted under the Insurance Code shall consist only of the following:

(a) Cash.

(b) Amply secured obligations of the United States, a state or a political subdivision thereof.

(c) Certificates of deposit or other investments described in ORS 733.650 (Investment of funds in certain obligations and other specified items) (4). The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may promulgate rules to limit such investments.

(d) A surety bond, approved by the director, executed by an authorized surety insurer that is not under common ownership, management or control with the person making the deposit. This paragraph does not apply to deposits made by surety insurers or to workers’ compensation deposits made under ORS 731.628 (Deposit required of workers' compensation insurers).

(e) Amply secured obligations of a corporation rated by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as Class 1. This paragraph applies only to that portion of the total deposit that exceeds $50 million. The director may adopt rules to require periodic review of the secured obligations of a corporation allowed under this paragraph.

(2) Deposits of domestic insurers made pursuant to the laws of other jurisdictions shall consist of cash or securities as required or permitted by the laws of such jurisdictions. [1967 c.359 §121; 1973 c.450 §1; 1981 c.854 §61; 1999 c.196 §6a; 2003 c.123 §1]

Chapter 731

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Vehicle service contracts sold to purchasers by motorcycle and motor vehicle dealers as constituting sale of insurance, (1978) Vol 38, p 2218

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 731—Administration and General Provisions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors731.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 731, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­731ano.­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