2017 ORS 734.635¹
Disbursing assets of insolvent insurer to association
  • court approval
  • notice to other states

(1) Not later than 120 days from the date the order of liquidation of a member insurer is filed in the office of the clerk of the court by which the order was made, that insurer’s receiver shall make application to the court for approval of a proposal to disburse the insurer’s marshalled assets to the Oregon Insurance Guaranty Association from time to time as those assets become available.

(2) A proposal made by a receiver under subsection (1) of this section shall include, but not be limited to, provisions for:

(a) Reserving amounts for the payment of those claims described in ORS 734.360 (Preference of claims);

(b) Disbursing the marshalled assets of the insolvent insurer to the association in an amount estimated to be at least equal to the claim payments to be made by the association for which the association could assert a claim against the insolvent insurer;

(c) Disbursing the marshalled assets in the amount available when the marshalled assets do not equal the amount of the claim payments to be made by the association for which the association could assert a claim against the insolvent insurer;

(d) Securing an agreement from the association to return to the receiver any assets previously disbursed that may be required to pay the claims of secured creditors and the claims described in ORS 734.360 (Preference of claims); and

(e) A complete report by the association to the receiver accounting for all assets disbursed to the association under this section, expenditures made from those assets and any interest earned by the association on those assets.

(3) When an insurer’s receiver intends to make application to a court for approval of a proposal to disburse the insurer’s marshalled assets to the association under this section, the receiver shall give notice of the application, at least 30 days prior to filing the application with the court, to the insurance supervisory official and the insurance guaranty agency that performs functions similar to that of the association of each state in which the insolvent insurer was authorized. [1977 c.793 §2; 2001 c.974 §10]

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.