2017 ORS 735.435¹
Evidence of insurance
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(1) Upon placing surplus lines insurance on an Oregon home state risk, the surplus lines licensee shall promptly deliver to the insured or the producing insurance producer the policy, or if such policy is not then available, a certificate as described in subsection (4) of this section, cover note or binder. The certificate, as described in subsection (4) of this section, cover note or binder shall be executed by the surplus lines licensee and shall show the description and location of the subject of the insurance, coverages including any material limitations other than those in standard forms, a general description of the coverages of the insurance, the premium and rate charged and taxes to be collected from the insured, and the name and address of the insured and surplus lines insurer or insurers and proportion of the entire risk assumed by each, and the name of the surplus lines licensee and the licensee’s license number.

(2) A surplus lines licensee may not issue or deliver any insurance policy or certificate of insurance or represent that insurance will be or has been written by any eligible surplus lines insurer, unless the licensee has authority from the insurer to cause the risk to be insured, or has received information from the insurer in the regular course of business that such insurance has been granted.

(3) If, after delivery of an insurance policy or certificate of insurance, there is any change in the identity of the insurers, or the proportion of the risk assumed by any insurer, or any other material change in coverage as stated in the surplus lines licensee’s original insurance policy, or in any other material as to the insurance coverage, the surplus lines licensee shall promptly issue and deliver to the insured or the original producing insurance producer an appropriate substitute for, or indorsement of the original document, accurately showing the current status of the coverage and the insurers responsible thereunder.

(4) As soon as reasonably possible after the placement of any such insurance the surplus lines licensee shall deliver a copy of the policy or, if not available, a certificate of insurance to the insured or producing insurance producer to replace an insurance policy or certificate of insurance theretofore issued. Each certificate or policy of insurance shall contain or have attached thereto a complete record of all policy insuring agreements, conditions, exclusions, clauses, indorsements or any other material facts that would regularly be included in the policy.

(5) Any surplus lines licensee who fails to comply with the requirements of this section shall be subject to the penalties provided in ORS 731.988 (Civil penalties).

(6) Each insurance policy or certificate of insurance negotiated, placed or procured under the provisions of ORS 735.400 (Purposes of ORS 735.400 to 735.495) to 735.495 (Short title) by the surplus lines licensee shall bear the name of the licensee and the following legend in bold type: “This insurance was procured and developed under the Oregon surplus lines laws. It is NOT covered by the provisions of ORS 734.510 (Definitions for ORS 734.510 to 734.710) to 734.710 (Administration of delinquency proceeding claims and expenses) relating to the Oregon Insurance Guaranty Association. If the insurer issuing this insurance becomes insolvent, the Oregon Insurance Guaranty Association has no obligation to pay claims under this insurance.”

(7) The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services by rule may establish requirements relating to insurance policies and certificates of insurance and other applicable requirements governing placement of insurance by a nonresident surplus lines licensee outside this state that covers an Oregon home state risk. [1987 c.774 §124; 2001 c.191 §45a; 2003 c.364 §40; 2011 c.660 §13]

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.
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.