Administration and General Provisions
Application of Insurance Code to charitable organizations that issue charitable gift annuities
(1)As used in this section:
(a)“Charitable gift annuity” has the meaning given that term in section 501(m)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended and in effect on January 1, 2006.
(b)“Charitable organization” means an organization to which contributions may be made that are charitable contributions under section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended and in effect on January 1, 2006.
(2)The Insurance Code does not apply to a charitable organization that issues charitable gift annuities if, on the date that the charitable organization issues the charitable gift annuity, the charitable organization:
(a)Has a minimum of $300,000 in net assets as shown by an annual audited financial statement prepared by an independent certified public accountant and kept on file by the charitable organization;
(b)Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, has been in continuous operation for at least five years or is a successor to or an affiliate of a charitable organization that has been in continuous operation for at least five years; and
(c)Maintains a separate and distinct trust fund as a reserve fund adequate to meet the future payments under all outstanding annuity agreements. The amount in the reserve fund must be an amount no less than an amount computed on the basis of the transfers to which it relates in accordance with the standard of valuation based on current mortality tables and interest rate recommended by a national organization organized for the purpose of providing educational and other services to American charities regarding gift annuities and other forms of planned gifts. The reserve fund may include one or more single premium annuities that pay the entire amount of one or more charitable gift annuities issued by the charitable organization if each single premium annuity is issued by an authorized insurer that is also authorized to transact insurance in the state in which the charitable organization has its principal office and in the state in which the single premium annuity is issued.
(3)The Insurance Code does not apply to an educational institution or nonprofit corporation that issued a charitable gift annuity before January 1, 2006, under a certificate of authority issued under ORS 731.704 (repealed in 2005).
(4)When a charitable organization that is subject to subsection (2) of this section enters into an agreement for a charitable gift annuity, the charitable organization shall disclose in writing to the donor that the charitable gift annuity is not issued by an insurance company, is not subject to regulation by the State of Oregon and is not protected by an insurance guaranty association.
(5)A charitable organization that is not subject to subsection (2) of this section must hold a certificate of authority to issue charitable gift annuities. [2005 c.31 §2]
Atty. Gen. Opinions
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