Oregon Statutes - Chapter 734 - Rehabilitation, Liquidation and Conservation of Insurers - Section 734.770 - Purpose.

The purpose of ORS 734.750 to 734.890 is to protect the persons specified in ORS 734.790, subject to certain limitations, against failure in the performance of contractual obligations, under life and health insurance policies and annuity contracts specified in ORS 734.790, because of the impairment or insolvency of the insurer issuing such policies or contracts. To provide this protection:

(1) An association of insurers is created to enable the guarantee of payment of benefits and continuation of coverages;

(2) Members of the Oregon Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association are subject to assessment to provide funds to carry out the purpose of ORS 734.750 to 734.890; and

(3) The association is authorized to assist the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, in the prescribed manner, in the detection and prevention of insurer impairments or insolvencies. [1975 c.251 §3; 1991 c.811 §2]

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