2015 ORS 743.284¹
Computation of benefits

(1) Any paid-up annuity benefit available under an annuity policy shall be such that its present value on the date annuity payments are to commence is at least equal to the minimum nonforfeiture amount on that date. The present value shall be computed using the mortality table, if any, and the interest rate specified in the policy for determining the minimum paid-up annuity benefits guaranteed in the policy.

(2) For annuity policies that provide cash surrender benefits, the cash surrender benefits available prior to maturity shall not be less than the present value as of the date of surrender of the portion of the policy maturity value of the paid-up annuity benefit that would be provided under the policy at maturity arising from considerations paid prior to the time of cash surrender, reduced by appropriate amounts reflecting any previous withdrawals from or partial surrenders of the policy. The present value shall be calculated using an interest rate not more than one percent higher than the interest rate specified in the policy for accumulating the net considerations to determine maturity value, shall be decreased by the amount of any indebtedness to the insurer on the policy, including interest due and accrued, and shall be increased by any existing additional amounts credited by the insurer to the policy. In no event shall the cash surrender benefit be less than the minimum nonforfeiture amount on the date of surrender. The death benefit under an annuity policy that provides cash surrender benefits shall be at least equal to the cash surrender benefit.

(3) For annuity policies that do not provide cash surrender benefits, the present value of the paid-up annuity benefit available as a nonforfeiture option at any time prior to maturity may not be less than the present value of the portion of the maturity value of the paid-up annuity benefits provided under the policy arising from considerations paid before the policy is surrendered in exchange for, or changed to, a deferred paid-up annuity. The present value shall be calculated for the period prior to the maturity date on the basis of the interest rate specified in the policy for accumulating the net considerations to determine the value, and shall be increased by any additional amounts credited by the insurer to the policy. For annuity policies that do not provide any death benefits before annuity payments start, present values shall be calculated on the basis of such interest rate and the mortality table specified in the policy for determining the maturity value of paid-up annuity benefit. In no event, however, shall the present value of a paid-up annuity benefit be less than the minimum nonforfeiture amount at that time. [1977 c.320 §5; 2003 c.370 §5]


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.