2015 ORS 743.495¹
Use of terms "noncancelable" or "guaranteed renewable"
  • synonymous terms

(1) No health insurance policy shall contain the following unqualified terms except as provided in this subsection:

(a) The unqualified terms "noncancelable" or "noncancelable and guaranteed renewable" may be used only in a policy which the insured has the right to continue in force for life by the timely payment of premiums set forth in the policy, during which period the insurer has no right to make unilaterally any change in any provision of the policy while the policy is in force.

(b) The unqualified term "guaranteed renewable," except as provided in paragraph (a) of this subsection, may be used only in a policy which the insured has the right to continue in force for life by the timely payment of premiums, during which period the insurer has no right to make unilaterally any change in any provision of the policy while the policy is in force, except that the insurer may make changes in premium rates by classes.

(2) The limitations prescribed in subsection (1) of this section on the use of the term "noncancelable" shall also apply to any synonymous term such as "not cancelable" and such limitations on the use of the term "guaranteed renewable" shall also apply to any synonymous term such as "guaranteed continuable." [Formerly 741.190]


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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