2017 ORS 734.360¹
Preference of claims

Except as provided in ORS 734.310 (Priority of secured claims) for secured claims, the claims to be paid in full in delinquency proceedings prior to the payment of any other claims, and the order of payment, shall be:

(1) Expenses of administration of the delinquency proceedings and expenses of the Oregon Insurance Guaranty Association or similar organization in another state handling claims in accordance with ORS 734.510 (Definitions for ORS 734.510 to 734.710) to 734.710 (Administration of delinquency proceeding claims and expenses);

(2) All claims under policies, including third party claims and claims under nonassessable policies for unearned premiums, and all claims by the Oregon Insurance Guaranty Association, the Oregon Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association or any similar organization in another state for payment of covered claims or contractual obligations;

(3) Claims legally due and owing by the insurer to the United States;

(4) If the insurer is domiciled in this state, compensation or wages actually owing to salaried employees other than officers of the insurer, for services rendered within three months prior to the commencement of the delinquency proceeding, but not exceeding $2,000 for each such employee;

(5) Claims legally due and owing by the insurer to this state; and

(6) Claims, including special deposit claims, owing to any person, including this state, that by the laws of this state is entitled to priority. [1967 c.359 §290; 1977 c.793 §7; 1983 c.223 §1; 2001 c.974 §3]

Chapter 734

Atty. Gen. Opinions

State is not liable for losses incurred by Oregon Medical Insurance Pool and pools’ policy holders bear ultimate risk of pools’ insolvency, in that there would be no source of funds to pay benefits under their policies, (1989) Vol 46, p 155

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 734—Rehabilitation, Liquidation and Conservation of Insurers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors734.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 734, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano734.­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.