2017 ORS 734.560¹
Association board of directors
  • terms
  • vacancies
  • compensation and expenses
  • quorum

(1) The board of directors of the Oregon Insurance Guaranty Association shall consist of nine members selected by the member insurers, subject to the approval of the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services. The term of each member of the board shall be as specified in the plan, but in no event for longer than four years. A vacancy on the board shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term in the same manner as for the initial selection. If the initial selection of members is not made within 60 days after September 9, 1971, the director may select the initial members.

(2) In making or approving selections to the board, the director shall consider, among other things, whether member insurers are fairly represented.

(3) A member of the board shall receive no compensation for services as a member. However, a member shall be reimbursed by the association for actual and necessary travel and other expenses incurred by the member in the performance of duties.

(4) A majority of the members of the board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business. [1971 c.616 §7]

Notes of Decisions

SAIF’s lien against proceeds of recoveries by injured workers in third-party ac­tions does not attach to pay­ments to worker by Oregon Insurance Guarantee Associa­tion acting in place of insolvent insurer. Corvallis Aero Service v. Villalobos, 81 Or App 137, 724 P2d 880 (1986), Sup Ct review denied

Automobile dealers insured for losses attributable to service contracts were not entitled to recover unearned premiums from OIGA after member insurer became insolvent when dealers’ policy with insolvent insurer specifically provided there was no right to return of unearned premiums if policy was canceled. Oregon Ins. Guaranty Assn. v. Ac­tion Chrysler, 109 Or App 556, 820 P2d 846 (1991)

Where member of Oregon Insurance Guaranty Associa­tion merges with nonmember insurer and then becomes insolvent, claims arising before merger against policies issued by nonmember insurer are not covered by associa­tion. Palmrose v. Oregon Insurance Guaranty Associa­tion, 205 Or App 613, 135 P3d 370 (2006)

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.