2015 ORS 742.162¹
Transfer and novation of policy effected by director

(1) A transfer and novation effected as provided in this section is not an assumption reinsurance agreement to which ORS 742.150 (Approval by director) applies.

(2) The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may effect a transfer and novation of the policies issued by a domestic insurer if the director determines that the insurer is in hazardous financial condition according to standards established under ORS 731.385 (Standards for determining whether continued operation of insurer is hazardous), if a rehabilitation or liquidation proceeding has been instituted against the insurer or if an administrative supervision proceeding has been instituted against the insurer, and if the director determines that the transfer of the policies is in the best interest of the policyholders. The director may give notice of such a transfer to policyholders that the director determines to be adequate under the circumstances.

(3) The director may accept a transfer and novation of policies issued by a foreign insurer that insure residents of this state when the transfer and novation are effected by the insurance regulatory official of the domiciliary state of the foreign insurer if the director determines that the domiciliary state has a substantially similar law and if the official has determined that the transfer of the policies is in the best interest of the policyholders and:

(a) The official has determined that the insurer is in hazardous financial condition;

(b) A rehabilitation or liquidation proceeding has been instituted against the insurer; or

(c) An administrative proceeding has been instituted against the insurer for the purpose of supervising, reorganizing or conserving the insurer. [1995 c.30 §8]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 742—Insurance Policies Generally; Property and Casualty Policies, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors742.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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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