Insurance Policies Generally

ORS 742.562
Grounds for cancellation of policies

  • notice required
  • applicability


A notice of cancellation of a policy shall be effective only if it is based on one or more of the following reasons:


Nonpayment of premium.


Fraud or material misrepresentation affecting the policy or in the presentation of a claim thereunder, or violation of any of the terms or conditions of the policy.


The named insured or any operator either resident in the same household or who customarily operates an automobile insured under the policy has had driving privileges suspended or revoked pursuant to law during the policy period, or, if the policy is a renewal, during its policy period or the 180 days immediately preceding its effective date. An insurer may not cancel a policy for the reason that the driving privileges of the named insured or operator were suspended pursuant to ORS 809.280 (Department procedures following court order of suspension or revocation) (6) or (8) if the suspension was based on a nondriving offense.


This section shall not apply to any policy or coverage which has been in effect less than 60 days at the time notice of cancellation is mailed or delivered by the insurer unless it is a renewal policy.


This section shall not apply to nonrenewal. [Formerly 743.905; 1991 c.860 §7a; 2011 c.355 §23]


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Jun. 26, 2021