2017 ORS 744.083¹
Trust account for premium funds
  • commingling
  • exceptions
  • rules

(1) All premium funds received by a resident insurance producer shall be accounted for and maintained in a trust account separate from all other business and personal funds.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, a resident insurance producer may not commingle or otherwise combine premiums with any other moneys.

(3) A resident insurance producer may commingle with premium funds in the trust account required by subsection (1) of this section any additional funds the insurance producer deems prudent for the purpose of advancing premiums, establishing reserves for the paying of return premiums, or for any contingencies that may arise in the course of receiving and transmitting premium or return premium funds.

(4) This section does not apply to:

(a) Any financial institution or trust company, as those terms are defined in ORS 706.008 (Additional definitions for Bank Act), or any entity licensed under ORS chapter 725 or 726.

(b) Any class of insurance producers that the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services designates by rule. The director may exempt a class of insurance producer from this section if the director determines that the requirements of this section are unduly burdensome to the insurance producers in relation to the public good served. [Formerly 744.225; 2003 c.364 §22]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 744—Insurance Producers; Life Settlement Providers, Brokers and Contracts; Adjusters; Consultants; Third Party Administrators; Reinsurance Intermediaries; Limited Licenses, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors744.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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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