2017 ORS 656.419¹
Workers’ compensation insurance contracts

(1) A workers’ compensation insurance policy issued by an insurer under this section shall provide that the insurer agrees to assume, without monetary limit, the liability of the employer, arising during the period the policy is in effect, for prompt payment of all compensation for compensable injuries that may become due under this chapter to subject workers and their beneficiaries.

(2)(a) The insurer issuing the workers’ compensation insurance policy shall file proof of coverage with the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services within 30 days after workers’ compensation coverage of the employer is effective. The filing shall be in the form and manner and shall include any information that the director may prescribe by rule.

(b) An insurer shall file the proof of coverage required under this section for each new or renewed policy issued by the insurer.

(3) Workers’ compensation coverage is effective when the application of the subject employer for coverage together with any required fees or premium are received and accepted by an authorized representative of an insurer or on the date specified in writing by the employer and the insurer.

(4) Coverage of an employer under a workers’ compensation insurance policy continues until:

(a) The expiration of the term of the policy;

(b) The coverage is canceled prior to the expiration date of the policy as provided by ORS 656.423 (Cancellation of coverage by employer) or 656.427 (Termination of workers’ compensation insurance contract or surety bond liability by insurer);

(c) Another insurer files proof of coverage on behalf of the employer; or

(d) The employer becomes self-insured under ORS 656.430 (Certification of self-insured employer). [1975 c.556 §29; 1977 c.405 §7; 1981 c.854 §28; 1987 c.237 §1; 1995 c.93 §35; 1995 c.332 §46; 2003 c.170 §3; 2007 c.241 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Applica­tion for coverage need not be docu­ment separate from premium. SAIF v. Bowers, 215 Or App 30, 168 P3d 263 (2007)

Law Review Cita­tions

55 OLR 432-445 (1976); 16 WLR 519 (1979); 22 WLR 559 (1986)

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Notes of Decisions

Party having af­firm­a­tive of any issue must prove it by preponderance of evidence unless legislature fixes some different quantum of proof. Hutcheson v. Weyerhaeuser Co., 288 Or 51, 602 P2d 268 (1979)

Amend­ments to existing statutes and enact­ment of addi­tional statutes by 1995 legisla­tion generally apply to pending cases and to orders still ap­pealable on June 7, 1995, effective date. Volk v. America West Air­lines, 135 Or App 565, 899 P2d 746 (1995), Sup Ct review denied

Amend­ments to existing statutes and enact­ment of addi­tional statutes by 1995 legisla­tion do not extend or shorten procedural time limita­tions with regard to ac­tions taken prior to June 7, 1995, effective date. Motel 6 v. McMasters, 135 Or App 583, 899 P2d 1212 (1995)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Benefit unavailability for inmates engaged in prison work programs, (1996) Vol 48, p 134

Law Review Cita­tions

24 WLR 321, 341 (1988); 32 WLR 217 (1996)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 656—Workers’ Compensation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors656.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 656, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano656.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.