Oregon Statutes - Chapter 732 - Organization and Corporate Procedures of Domestic Insurers; Regulation of Insurers Generally - Section 732.055 - Approval or disapproval of application for permit.

(1) Within 90 days after the filing of the application for a permit to organize an insurer, the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services shall approve or disapprove the application.

(2) The 90-day period referred to in subsection (1) of this section may be extended by the director for an additional period not to exceed 30 days if the director gives written notice within such 90-day period to the applicant that the director needs such additional time.

(3) The director shall approve an application for a permit to organize an insurer only if the director finds that:

(a) The application is complete;

(b) The documents filed with the application are in proper form;

(c) The proposed financial structure is adequate;

(d) The character, reputation, financial responsibility and general fitness of the persons named in the application or otherwise found to be associated with or have an interest in the proposed insurer are such as to command the confidence of the public;

(e) The proposed directors are collectively competent to assume responsibility for the management and general policies and procedures of an insurer proposing to issue the class or classes of insurance specified;

(f) The proposed management, collectively, possesses the requisite general business ability and experience in the business of insurance of the class or classes specified in the application; and

(g) No fact is then known to the director which would prevent the proposed insurer from completing its organization and receiving a certificate of authority to transact insurance in this state. [1967 c.359 §151]

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