Oregon Oregon State Treasury

Rule Rule 170-080-0020
Employer Exemptions


(1) An authorized representative of an Employer may file a Certificate of Exemption with the Program by certifying, through the Program Administrator’s internet portal or other means of data transmittal specified and validated by the Program Administrator, that the Employer offers a Qualified Plan to some or all of its Employees.
(2) A Certificate of Exemption is valid so long as the Employer continues to offer a Qualified Plan to some or all of its Employees. If the Employer ceases to offer a Qualified Plan to some or all of its Employees, it is required to notify the Program Administrator and register with the Program on or before the Registration Date, as listed in this OAR 170-080-0015 (Employer Registration and Employee Enrollment).
(3) The Program Administrator shall, from time to time, compare Form 5500 (Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan) filings with the database of Employers and Exempt Employers.
(a) For an Employer identified as offering a Qualified Plan to some or all of its Employees, or an Exempt Employer identified as continuing to offer a Qualified Plan to some or all of its Employees, the Program Administrator may send written notice of presumed exemption from the Program.
(b) If the Program Administrator determines that the Employer or Exempt Employer no longer offers a Qualified Plan to some or all of its Employees, or is not identified as having a current Form 5500 on file with the U.S. Department of Labor, the Program Administrator may send written notice directing the Employer or Exempt Employer to either file a Certificate of Exemption or register with the Program.
(4) The exemption of an Exempt Employer that received a notice of presumed exemption is valid so long as the Exempt Employer continues to offer a Qualified Plan to some or all of its Employees. If the Employer ceases to offer a Qualified Plan to some or all of its Employees, it is required to notify the Program Administrator and register with the Program on or before the Registration Date, as listed in this OAR 170-080-0015 (Employer Registration and Employee Enrollment).
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