Workers’ Compensation

ORS 656.075
Exemption from coverage for newspaper carriers

  • casualty insurance and other requirements

An individual qualifies for the exemption provided in ORS 656.027 (Who are subject workers) only if the newspaper publishing company or independent newspaper dealer or contractor utilizing the individual:


Encourages any minor so utilized to remain in school and attend classes;


Encourages any minor so utilized to not allow newspaper carrier duties to interfere with any school activities of the individual;


Provides accident insurance coverage for the individual while the individual is engaged in newspaper carrier duties that is at least equal to the following:


$250,000 unallocated hospital and medical benefits;


$10 per week lost time benefits for a period of 52 weeks; and


$5,000 accidental death and dismemberment benefit; and


Provides the individual with a clear, written explanation or description of the amount and the terms and conditions of the insurance coverage required by this section, including a specific statement that the insurance coverage is in lieu of benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Law. [1977 c.835 §4; 1981 c.535 §53]


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May 26, 2023