2015 ORS 743.207¹
Required provisions relating to nonforfeiture

(1) A life insurance policy shall contain in substance the following provisions, or corresponding provisions which in the opinion of the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services are at least as favorable to the defaulting or surrendering policyholder as are the minimum requirements specified in this section, and which are essentially in compliance with ORS 743.221 (Cash surrender values upon default in premium payment):

(a) That in the event of default in any premium payment the insurer will grant, upon proper request not later than 60 days after the due date of the premium in default, a paid-up nonforfeiture benefit on a plan stipulated in the policy, effective as of such due date, of the amount required by ORS 743.213 (Determination of paid-up nonforfeiture benefits). In lieu of this stipulated benefit the insurer may substitute, upon proper request made not later than 60 days after the due date of the premium in default, another paid-up nonforfeiture benefit which is actuarially equivalent and provides a greater amount or longer period of death benefit or, if applicable, a greater amount or earlier payment of endowment benefit.

(b) That upon surrender of the policy within 60 days after the due date of any premium payment in default after premiums have been paid for at least three full years in the case of ordinary life insurance or five full years in the case of industrial life insurance, the insurer will pay, in lieu of any paid-up nonforfeiture benefit, a cash surrender value of the amount required by ORS 743.210 (Determination of cash surrender values).

(c) That a specified paid-up nonforfeiture benefit will become effective as specified in the policy unless the person entitled to make such election elects another available option not later than 60 days after the due date of the premium in default.

(d) That, if the policy has become paid up by completion of all premium payments or if it is continued under any paid-up nonforfeiture benefit which became effective on or after the third policy anniversary in the case of ordinary life insurance or the fifth policy anniversary in the case of industrial life insurance, the insurer will pay, upon surrender of the policy within 30 days after any policy anniversary, a cash surrender value of the amount required by ORS 743.210 (Determination of cash surrender values).

(e)(A) In the case of all policies other than those provided for in subparagraph (B) of this paragraph, a statement of the mortality table and interest rate used in calculating the cash surrender values and the paid-up nonforfeiture benefits available under the policy, together with a table showing the cash surrender value, if any, and paid-up nonforfeiture benefit, if any, available under the policy on each policy anniversary either during the first 20 policy years or during the term of the policy, whichever is shorter. Such values and benefits shall be calculated on the assumption that there are no dividends or paid-up additions credited to the policy and that there is no indebtedness to the insurer on the policy. At the option of the insurer such table may also show such values and benefits for any year or years beyond the 20th policy year.

(B) In the case of policies which provide, on a basis guaranteed in the policy, for unscheduled changes in benefits or premiums, or which provide an option for changes in benefits or premiums other than by change to a new policy, a statement of the mortality table, interest rate and method used in calculating cash surrender values and paid-up nonforfeiture benefits available under the policy.

(f)(A) A statement that the cash surrender values and the paid-up nonforfeiture benefits available under the policy are not less than the minimum values and benefits required by or pursuant to the insurance law of the state in which the policy is delivered.

(B) An explanation of the manner in which the cash surrender values and the paid-up nonforfeiture benefits are altered by the existence of any paid-up additions credited to the policy or any indebtedness to the insurer on the policy.

(C) If a detailed statement of the method of computation of the cash surrender values and paid-up nonforfeiture benefits shown in the policy is not stated in the policy, a statement that the method of computation has been filed with the insurance supervisory official of the state in which the policy is delivered.

(D) A statement of the method to be used in calculating the cash surrender value and paid-up nonforfeiture benefit available under the policy on any policy anniversary beyond the last anniversary for which such values and benefits are shown for consecutive years in the policy.

(2) Any of the provisions set forth in subsection (1) of this section, or portions of the provisions, not applicable by reason of the particular plan of insurance may, to the extent inapplicable, be omitted from the policy.

(3) The insurer shall reserve the right to defer the payment of any cash surrender value for a period of six months after demand therefor with surrender of the policy. [Formerly 739.345; 1981 c.609 §13]


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.
 
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