Medford, OR – According to the statement, the Oregon FAIR Plan Association board also hired Stephen Steinbeck as executive director.
State officials also said that the Oregon FAIR Plan Association board increased the retention limits for the FAIR Plan, the state’s insurer of last resort, to $600,000 for personal dwellings and farms and $1 million for commercial dwellings at the urging of the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation (DFR).
The previous coverage limits were $400,000 and $700,000.
A retention limit is the maximum amount an insurance company will pay for claims.
The new limits expand the protection offered to Oregon consumers as housing values and construction costs continue to increase.
The new limits became effective May 1 and is the first increase in coverage limits since 2016.