What's New in Oregon
We try to stay in touch with the latest insurance related developments happening in Oregon. What happens in Salem can affect all of us from the price of gasoline to how much it will cost to drive on our freeways. Insurance related laws and orders are considered and passed constantly that will affect how much you or your insurance company will pay and the limit you will receive after an accident. The companies are constantly inventing ways to adjust how they charge based on the analysis of data they collect on you, your car and all drivers. We just want you to be informed so you can make the right decision.

Most auto insurance companies won’t insure a driver without a valid Oregon license, but a few will. Oregon law says you have 30 days to obtain a license in this State from when you move here. The DMV and police encountered difficulty enforcing that requirement during the year 2020 as the branches were closed for much of the year. Then, when they reopened, setting an appointment to get a license proved challenging. Until this year, only documented citizens and residents could secure an Oregon driver’s license. The rules changed, and anyone, documented or not, who can prove they live in the State, may now apply for a driver’s license. That jammed up the appointment queue.

Regardless of the reason for not having an Oregon license, we represent companies that will insure you. Once you obtain one, we’ll be happy to requote you.