2017 ORS 735.168¹
Allowable risks for captive insurer
  • risk distribution pool
  • annual actuarial opinion
  • rules

(1) A captive insurer may provide reinsurance on risks ceded by an affiliate of the insurer or a controlled unaffiliated business.

(2) A captive insurer may take credit for reserves on risks or portions of risks ceded to reinsurers if the credit is acceptable to the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

(3) Subject to the prior written approval of the director, a captive insurer may participate in a pool for the purpose of risk distribution sharing. However, a captive insurer may not join or contribute financially to a plan, pool, association or guaranty or insolvency fund in this state, and a captive insurer, or its insured or its parent or any affiliated company or any member organization of its association, may not receive a benefit from a plan, pool, association or guaranty or insolvency fund for claims arising out of the operations of the captive insurer.

(4) A captive reinsurer must annually file with the department an actuarial opinion provided by a qualified actuary on loss and loss adjustment expense reserves. The qualified actuary providing the actuarial opinion must be independent and may not be an employee of the captive reinsurer or an affiliate of the captive reinsurer for which the actuarial opinion is filed.

(5) A captive reinsurer may discount its loss and loss adjustment expense reserves only as allowed in rules adopted by the director.

(6) The director may disallow the discounting of loss and loss adjustment reserves of a captive reinsurer if the captive reinsurer violates any provision of ORS 735.150 (Definitions for ORS 735.150 to 735.190) to 735.190 (Incorporation of captive reinsurer). [2012 c.84 §11]

Note: See note under 735.150 (Definitions for ORS 735.150 to 735.190).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 735—Alternative Insurance, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors735.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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