2015 ORS 743.183¹
Dividends

(1) A life insurance policy other than a nonparticipating policy shall contain a provision that the policy shall participate in the divisible surplus of the insurer annually, beginning not later than the end of the third policy year. Any policy containing provision for participation beginning at the end of the first or the second policy year may provide that dividends for either or both of such years shall be paid subject to the payment of the premium for the next ensuing year. The owner of the policy shall have the right each year to have the dividend arising from such participation paid in cash, and if the policy provides other dividend options, it shall further provide which dividend option is effective if the owner does not elect one of such options on or before the expiration of the period of grace allowed for the payment of the premium.

(2) In participating industrial life insurance policies, in lieu of the provision required in subsection (1) of this section, there shall be a provision that, beginning not later than the end of the fifth policy year, the policy shall participate annually in the divisible surplus in the manner set forth in the policy.

(3) This section does not apply to any form of paid-up insurance or temporary insurance or endowment insurance issued or granted in exchange for lapsed or surrendered policies. [1967 c.359 §383]


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.