2017 ORS 656.752¹
State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation
  • purpose and functions

(1) The State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation is created for the purpose of transacting workers’ compensation insurance and reinsurance business. The State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation also may insure an Oregon employer against any liability such employer may have on account of bodily injury to a worker of the employer arising out of and in the course of employment as fully as any private insurance carrier.

(2) The functions of the State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation shall be:

(a) To confer with and solicit employers and to determine, handle, audit and enforce collection of premiums, assessments and fees of insured employers insured with the State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation;

(b) To make insurance available to as many Oregon employers as inexpensively as may be consistent with the overall integrity of the Industrial Accident Fund, in accordance with ORS 656.634 (Trust fund status of Industrial Accident Fund) and sound principles of insurance;

(c) To receive and handle and process the claims of workers and beneficiaries of workers injured in the employ of insured employers insured with the State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation; and

(d) To perform all other functions which the laws of this state specifically authorize or which are necessary or appropriate to carry out the functions expressly authorized.

(3) The State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation in its name may sue and be sued.

(4) The State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation may authorize self-insured employers or other insurers to use any physical rehabilitation center operated by the State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation on such terms as the State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation deems reasonable.

(5) The State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation in its own name, may acquire, lease, rent, own and manage real property. It may construct, equip and furnish buildings or other structures as are necessary to accommodate its needs. It may purchase, rent, lease or otherwise acquire for its use all supplies, materials, equipment and services necessary to carry out its functions. It may sell or otherwise dispose of any property acquired under this subsection.

(6) Any real property acquired and owned by the State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation under this section shall be subject to ad valorem taxation.

(7) The State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation may furnish advice, services and excess workers’ compensation and employer liability insurance to any employer qualified as a self-insured employer under the provisions of ORS 656.407 (Qualifications of insured employers), on such terms and conditions as the State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation deems reasonable.

(8) With the approval of the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, the State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation may provide reinsurance coverage to Oregon employers on such terms and conditions as the State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation deems reasonable.

(9) The State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation may contract with the Oregon Department of Administrative Services to provide claim management services for claims filed under ORS 655.505 (Definitions for ORS 655.505 to 655.555) to 655.555 (Rules for administration of fund for inmate injuries) by inmates of institutions of the Department of Corrections. [1965 c.285 §55; 1965 c.564 §7; 1967 c.253 §1; 1969 c.247 §2; 1971 c.262 §1; 1977 c.659 §3; 1979 c.815 §10; 1979 c.829 §5a; 1981 c.854 §52; 1981 c.876 §7; 1990 c.1 §3; 2007 c.326 §1]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of SAIFCO to incorporate wholly owned subsidiary corpora­tion as licensed domestic workers’ compensa­tion insurer, (1982) Vol 42, p 352

Notes of Decisions

Establish­ment of SAIF as independent public corpora­tion did not relieve it from statutory require­ments for Attorney General representa­tion of state agencies. Frohnmayer v. SAIF, 61 Or App 147, 655 P2d 1098 (1982), aff’d 294 Or 570, 660 P2d 1061 (1983)

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.