Rehabilitation, Liquidation and Conservation of Insurers

ORS 734.579
Recoupment assessments

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Each member insurer subject to an Oregon Insurance Guaranty Association assessment pursuant to ORS 734.570 (Required functions of association) (3) shall recoup the amount of the assessment through a recoupment assessment imposed on net direct written premiums. The member insurer shall fix the amount of the recoupment assessment at an amount sufficient to reimburse the member insurer for the amount of Oregon Insurance Guaranty Association assessments paid by the member insurer.


Each member insurer shall annually certify to the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services the total amount of recoupment assessments assessed for the year and that the amount assessed does not exceed the amount of Oregon Insurance Guaranty Association assessments imposed and not previously recouped or offset against corporate excise taxes or fire insurance gross premiums taxes.


The director may by rule establish a minimum threshold for which a recoupment assessment under subsection (1) of this section need not be made.


The Department of Consumer and Business Services, pursuant to rules adopted by the director, may audit member insurer determinations of recoupment assessments.


Recoupment assessments shall be separately stated on premium billing statements. Recoupment assessments may not be considered gross premiums for any purpose. [2003 c.568 §2]
§§ 734.510 to 734.710

Notes of Decisions

SAIF's lien against proceeds of recoveries by injured workers in third-party actions does not attach to payments to worker by Oregon Insurance Guarantee Association acting in place of insolvent insurer. Corvallis Aero Service v. Villalobos, 81 Or App 137, 724 P2d 880 (1986), Sup Ct review denied

Automobile dealers insured for losses attributable to service contracts were not entitled to recover unearned premiums from OIGA after member insurer became insolvent when dealers' policy with insolvent insurer specifically provided there was no right to return of unearned premiums if policy was canceled. Oregon Ins. Guaranty Assn. v. Action Chrysler, 109 Or App 556, 820 P2d 846 (1991)

Where member of Oregon Insurance Guaranty Association merges with nonmember insurer and then becomes insolvent, claims arising before merger against policies issued by nonmember insurer are not covered by association. Palmrose v. Oregon Insurance Guaranty Association, 205 Or App 613, 135 P3d 370 (2006)

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Atty. Gen. Opinions

State is not liable for losses incurred by Oregon Medical Insurance Pool and pools' policy holders bear ultimate risk of pools' insolvency, in that there would be no source of funds to pay benefits under their policies, (1989) Vol 46, p 155


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