ORS 744.700¹
Definitions for ORS 744.700 to 744.740

As used in ORS 744.700 (Definitions for ORS 744.700 to 744.740) to 744.740 (Responsibility of insurer using third party administrator):

(1) "Affiliate" of, or person "affiliated" with, a specific person means any person who directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls or is controlled by, or is under common control with, a specified person.

(2) "Control" has the meaning given that term in ORS 732.548 (Definitions for ORS 732.517 to 732.592).

(3) "Insurer" includes a health care service contractor, a multiple employer welfare arrangement or any other person providing a plan of insurance subject to state insurance regulation. "Insurer" does not include a bona fide employee benefit plan established by an employer or an employee organization, or both, for which the insurance laws of this state are preempted pursuant to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

(4) "Underwrite" or "underwriting" includes the acceptance of employer or individual applications for coverage of individuals in accordance with the written rules of the insurer, the overall planning and coordinating of an insurance program and the ability to procure bonds and excess insurance. [1991 c.812 §2]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 744—Insurance Producers; Life Settlement Providers, Brokers and Contracts; Adjusters; Consultants; Third Party Administrators; Reinsurance Intermediaries; Rental Company Limited Licenses, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors744.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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