Oregon Statutes - Chapter 743 - Health and Life Insurance - Section 743.183 - Dividends.

(1) A life insurance policy other than a nonparticipating policy shall contain a provision that the policy shall participate in the divisible surplus of the insurer annually, beginning not later than the end of the third policy year. Any policy containing provision for participation beginning at the end of the first or the second policy year may provide that dividends for either or both of such years shall be paid subject to the payment of the premium for the next ensuing year. The owner of the policy shall have the right each year to have the dividend arising from such participation paid in cash, and if the policy provides other dividend options, it shall further provide which dividend option is effective if the owner does not elect one of such options on or before the expiration of the period of grace allowed for the payment of the premium.

(2) In participating industrial life insurance policies, in lieu of the provision required in subsection (1) of this section, there shall be a provision that, beginning not later than the end of the fifth policy year, the policy shall participate annually in the divisible surplus in the manner set forth in the policy.

(3) This section does not apply to any form of paid-up insurance or temporary insurance or endowment insurance issued or granted in exchange for lapsed or surrendered policies. [1967 c.359 §383]

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