2017 ORS 735.320¹
Relationship to insurance guaranty fund and joint underwriting association

(1) No risk retention group shall be permitted to join or contribute financially to any insurance insolvency guaranty fund, or similar mechanism, in this state. No risk retention group, or its insureds, shall receive any benefit from any such fund for claims arising out of the operations of the risk retention group.

(2) A risk retention group shall participate in this state’s joint underwriting associations and mandatory liability pools as provided by the Insurance Code. [1987 c.774 §102]

Notes of Decisions

Preventing risk reten­tion groups generally from qualifying as authorized insurers exceeds state power under federal law to make groups subject to financial responsibility require­ments. Na­tional Warranty Insurance Co. v. Greenfield, 24 F. Supp. 2d 1096 (D. Or. 1998)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 735—Alternative Insurance, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors735.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 735, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano735.­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.