2015 ORS 743.498¹
Statement in policy of cancelability or renewability

(1) A health insurance policy which is noncancelable or guaranteed renewable as those terms are used in ORS 743.495 (Use of terms "noncancelable" or "guaranteed renewable"), except that the insured’s right is for a limited period of more than one year rather than for life, shall contain the applicable one of the following statements, or such other statement which, in the opinion of the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, is equally clear or more definite as to the subject matter:

(a) "THIS POLICY IS NONCANCELABLE______" (designating the applicable period such as, for example, "to age ___ (specify)," or "for the period of ___ (specify) years from date of issuance") if the policy is noncancelable for such period.

(b) "THIS POLICY IS GUARANTEED RENEWABLE______" (designating the applicable period such as, for example, "to age ___ (specify)," or "for the period of ___ (specify) years from date of issuance") if the policy is guaranteed renewable for such period.

(2) Except for policies meeting the conditions specified in ORS 743.495 (Use of terms "noncancelable" or "guaranteed renewable") or subsection (1) of this section, and except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, a health insurance policy shall contain the applicable one of the following statements, or such other statement which, in the opinion of the director, is equally clear or more definite as to the subject matter:

(a) "THIS POLICY MAY BE CANCELED BY THE INSURER ONLY FOR A REASON PERMITTED BY LAW" if the policy contains a provision for cancellation by the insurer.

(b) "THE INSURER MAY REFUSE TO RENEW THIS POLICY ONLY FOR A REASON PERMITTED BY LAW" if the policy is not guaranteed renewable.

(3) The limitations and requirements as to the use of terms contained in ORS 743.495 (Use of terms "noncancelable" or "guaranteed renewable") and this section shall not prohibit the use of other terms for policies having other guarantees of renewability, provided such terms, in the opinion of the director are accurate, clear and not likely to be confused with the terms contained in ORS 743.495 (Use of terms "noncancelable" or "guaranteed renewable") and this section, and are incorporated in a concise statement relating to the guarantees of renewability.

(4) The statement required by this section shall be printed in a type not smaller than the type used for captions. It shall appear prominently on the first page of the policy and shall be a part of the brief description if the policy has a brief description on its first page. [Formerly 741.200; 1989 c.784 §20a]


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.