Message from Oregon's
Joel Ario, Oregon Insurance Administrator
The Oregon Insurance Division's mission
is to protect insurance consumers while promoting a positive business
climate. We regulate the more than 1,600 companies authorized to sell insurance
in Oregon, ensuring that they remain financially solvent and treat
consumers fairly. We license the more than 56,000 insurance agents
and 8,000 agencies that have met Oregon's licensing requirements. We
resolve complaints from consumers who have problems with insurance
companies and agents. And, we discipline those companies and agents
that violate insurance laws.
While protecting consumers is our primary goal, we recognize
that efficient, market-oriented regulation serves the best interests
of consumers as well as the insurance industry. Oregon, along
with other members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners,
is committed to modernizing insurance regulation to meet the realities
of today's financial services marketplace.
We also are committed to using technology more effectively to
enhance efficiency and improve customer services. For example,
we are increasingly utilizing our Web site to provide useful information
for consumers, insurance agents and companies.
Here is just some of the information available on our Web site:
- Consumer publications and information
- How to file a complaint against an insurance company or agent
- Insurance companies authorized to do business in Oregon
- Agents and agencies licensed in Oregon
- Oregon insurance laws and administrative rules
- Enforcement actions taken against insurance companies and
These are just a few examples of the information you'll find
on our Web site. We encourage you to explore our site and let
us know if you see ways we can improve it.
Oregon Insurance Administrator
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