2015 ORS 743.040¹
Personal insurance, insurable interest and beneficiaries

(1) Any individual of competent legal capacity may procure or effect an insurance policy on the individual’s own life or body for the benefit of any person. However, except as provided in ORS 743.044 (Life insurance for benefit of charity), no person shall procure or cause to be procured any insurance policy upon the life or body of another unless the benefits under such policy are payable to the individual insured or the personal representatives of the individual, or to a person having, at the time such policy was entered into, an insurable interest in the individual insured.

(2) If the beneficiary, assignee or other payee under any policy made in violation of this section receives from the insurer any benefits thereunder accruing upon the death, disablement or injury of the individual insured, the individual insured or the individual’s executor or administrator, as the case may be, may maintain an action to recover such benefits from the person so receiving them.

(3) An insurer shall be entitled to rely upon all statements, declarations and representations made by an applicant for insurance relative to the matter of insurable interest. No insurer shall incur legal liability, except as set forth in the policy, by virtue of any untrue statements, declarations or representations so relied upon in good faith by the insurer.

(4) This section does not apply to annuity policies. [Formerly 743.024]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 743—Health and Life Insurance, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors743.­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.
 
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.