2015 ORS 743.377¹
Credit life and credit health insurance policy or group certificate
  • contents
  • delivery of policy, certificate or copy of application

(1) All credit life or credit health insurance shall be evidenced by an individual policy or, in the case of group insurance, by a certificate of insurance, which individual policy or group certificate of insurance shall be delivered to the debtor.

(2) Each individual policy or group certificate of credit life or credit health insurance, or both shall, in addition to other requirements of law, set forth:

(a) The name and home-office address of the insurer;

(b) The name or names of the debtor, or in the case of a certificate under a group policy, the identity by name or otherwise of the debtor;

(c) The premium or amount of payment by the debtor separately for credit life insurance and for credit health insurance;

(d) A description of the coverage including the amount and term thereof, and any exceptions, limitations and restrictions; and

(e) A statement that the benefits shall be paid to the creditor to reduce or extinguish the unpaid indebtedness and, wherever the amount of insurance may exceed the unpaid indebtedness, that any such excess shall be payable to a beneficiary, other than the creditor, named by the debtor or to the estate of the debtor.

(3) Such individual policy or group certificate of insurance shall be delivered to the insured debtor at the time the indebtedness is incurred except as provided in subsection (4) of this section.

(4) If such individual policy or group certificate of insurance is not delivered to the debtor at the time the indebtedness is incurred, a copy of the application for insurance or a notice of proposed insurance, signed by the debtor and setting forth the name and home-office address of the insurer, the name or names of the debtor, the premium or amount of payment by the debtor separately for credit life insurance and for credit health insurance, and the amount, term and a brief description of the coverage provided, shall be delivered to the debtor at the time the indebtedness is incurred. The copy of the application for insurance or notice of proposed insurance shall also refer exclusively to insurance coverage, and shall be separate and apart from the loan, sale or other credit statement of account, instrument or agreement, unless the information required by this subsection is prominently set forth therein. Upon acceptance of the insurance by the insurer and within 30 days of the date upon which the indebtedness is incurred, the insurer shall cause the individual policy or group certificate of insurance to be delivered to the debtor. The application for insurance or notice of proposed insurance shall state that upon acceptance by the insurer, the insurance shall become effective as provided in ORS 743.376 (Duration of credit life and credit health insurance).

(5) If an insurer other than the named insurer accepts the risk, then the debtor shall receive a policy or certificate of insurance setting forth the name and home-office address of the substituted insurer and the amount of the premium to be charged, and if the amount of premium is less than that set forth in the notice of proposed insurance an appropriate refund shall be made. [Formerly 739.590 and then 743.579]


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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