2015 ORS 743.354¹
Requirements for certain group life policies issued to trustees of certain funds
  • rules

(1) An insurer shall not offer in this state a policy of group life insurance that is described in this section and insures persons in this state, or shall not offer coverage under such a policy, whether the policy is to be issued in this or another state, unless the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services determines that the requirements of subsections (2) and (3) of this section are satisfied. This section applies to a policy to be issued to the trustees of a fund established for:

(a) Two or more employers in the same or related industry;

(b) One or more labor unions;

(c) One or more employers and one or more labor unions; or

(d) An association determined by the director to satisfy the requirements of ORS 743.351 (Eligibility of association to be group life policyholder) (1).

(2) A policy of group life insurance shall provide coverage for the benefit of employees of the employers, members of the unions or members of the association. The policy may include as employees the officers and managers of the employer, and the individual proprietor or partners if the employer is an individual proprietor or a partnership. In addition to such employees, the policy may also insure retired employees and the trustees or their employees, or both, if their duties are principally connected with the trust.

(3) The director shall determine with respect to a policy whether the trustees are the policyholder. If the director determines that the trustees are the policyholder and if the policy is issued or proposed to be issued in this state, the policy is subject to the Insurance Code. If the director determines that the trustees are not the policyholder, the evidence of coverage that is issued or proposed to be issued in this state to a participating employer, labor union or association shall be deemed to be a group life insurance policy subject to the Insurance Code. For purposes of this section, the director may determine that the trustees are not the policyholder if:

(a) The evidence of coverage issued or proposed to be issued to a participating employer, labor union or association is in fact the primary statement of coverage for the employer, labor union or association; and

(b) The trust arrangement is under the actual control of the insurer.

(4) An insurer shall submit evidence to the director showing that the requirements of subsections (2) and (3) of this section are satisfied. The director shall review the evidence and may request additional evidence as needed.

(5) An insurer shall submit to the director any changes in the evidence submitted under subsection (4) of this section.

(6) The director may adopt rules to carry out this section. [1989 c.784 §8]


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 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 743, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano743.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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