2015 ORS 731.482¹
Withdrawal from, failure to renew or cancellation of line by commercial liability insurer

(1) Except as provided in subsection (5) of this section, an insurance company selling commercial liability insurance and authorized to do business in Oregon may not withdraw from, fail to renew or cancel any line of insurance or class of business without supplying appropriate written justification to the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

(2) Justification for withdrawal, failure to renew or cancellation may include, but need not be limited to:

(a) Insufficient premium income;

(b) Loss experience or expectation of future loss in the particular line of insurance or class of business;

(c) Necessity for uncompetitive or uneconomic rate increases;

(d) Increased hazard in the risks assumed or material change in the line of insurance or class of business that could not have been reasonably contemplated by the insurance company at the time the company began selling the line of insurance or class of business in Oregon; or

(e) Change in the availability or costs of reinsurance.

(3) The director shall issue an order approving or disapproving the withdrawal from, failure to renew or cancellation of a line of insurance or class of business.

(4) An order issued under this section shall include a provision requiring the insurer to notify affected insureds at least 60 days before the effective date of any withdrawal, failure to renew or cancellation approved by the director.

(5) This section does not apply to a surplus lines insurer. [1987 c.774 §34]

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 (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 731, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano731.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.