2017 ORS 731.098¹
“Group health insurance”

“Group health insurance.” “Group health insurance” means that form of health insurance covering groups of persons described in this section, with or without one or more members of their families or one or more of their dependents, or covering one or more members of the families or one or more dependents of such groups of persons, and issued upon one of the following bases:

(1) Under a policy issued to an employer or trustees of a fund established by an employer, who shall be deemed the policyholder, insuring employees of such employer for the benefit of persons other than the employer. As used in this subsection, “employees” includes:

(a) The officers, managers and employees of the employer;

(b) The individual proprietor or partners if the employer is an individual proprietor or partnership;

(c) The officers, managers and employees of subsidiary or affiliated corporations;

(d) The individual proprietors, partners and employees of individuals and firms, if the business of the employer and such individual or firm is under common control through stock ownership, contract or otherwise;

(e) The trustees or their employees, or both, if their duties are principally connected with such trusteeship;

(f) The leased workers of a client employer; and

(g) Elected or appointed officials if a policy issued to insure employees of a public body provides that the term “employees” includes elected or appointed officials.

(2) Under a policy issued to an association, including a labor union, that has an active existence for at least one year, that has a constitution and bylaws and that has been organized and is maintained in good faith primarily for purposes other than that of obtaining insurance, which shall be deemed the policyholder, insuring members, employees or employees of members of the association for the benefit of persons other than the association or its officers or trustees.

(3) Under a policy issued to the trustees of a fund established by two or more employers in the same or related industry or by one or more labor unions or by one or more employers and one or more labor unions or by an association as described in subsection (2) of this section, insuring employees of the employers or members of the unions or of such association, or employees of members of such association for the benefit of persons other than the employers or the unions or such association. As used in this subsection, “employees” may include the officers, managers and employees of the employer, and the individual proprietor or partners if the employer is an individual proprietor or partnership. The policy may provide that the term “employees” includes the trustees or their employees, or both, if their duties are principally connected with such trusteeship.

(4) Under a policy issued to any person or organization to which a policy of group life insurance may be issued or delivered in this state, to insure any class or classes of individuals that could be insured under such group life policy. [2013 c.681 §7]

Note: See note under 731.097 (“Essential health benefits”).

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/­ors/­ors731.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 731, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano731.­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.