2015 ORS 748.403¹
Standards of valuation for certificates

(1) Standards of valuation for certificates issued prior to January 1, 1989, shall be those provided by the laws applicable immediately prior to January 1, 1988.

(2) The minimum standards of valuation for certificates issued on or after January 1, 1989, shall be based on the following tables:

(a) For certificates of life insurance, the Commissioner’s 1941 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table, the Commissioner’s 1941 Standard Industrial Mortality Table, the Commissioner’s 1958 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table, the Commissioner’s 1980 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table or any more recent table made applicable to life insurers; or

(b) For annuity and pure endowment certificates, for total and permanent disability benefits, for accidental death benefits and for noncancelable accident and health benefits, the tables that are authorized for use by life insurers in this state.

(3) The tables referred to in subsection (2) of this section shall be under valuation methods and standards, including interest assumptions, in accordance with the laws of this state applicable to life insurers issuing policies containing like benefits.

(4) The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may accept other standards for valuation if the director finds that the reserves produced will not be less in the aggregate than reserves computed in accordance with the minimum valuation standard prescribed in subsection (2) of this section. The director may vary the standards of mortality applicable to all benefit contracts on substandard lives or other extra hazardous lives by any society authorized to do business in this state.

(5) Any society, with the consent of the director of insurance of the state of domicile of the society and under conditions the director may impose, may establish and maintain reserves on its certificates in excess of the reserves required, but the contractual rights of any benefit member shall not be affected. [1987 c.490 §26; 2005 c.22 §499]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 748—Fraternal Benefit Societies, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors748.­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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