Frequently Asked Questions

103. What if the commercial setting and/or market circumstances of a global insurance policy does not permit the use of an OFAC exclusion such as the one noted above?

Answer

OFAC recognizes that U.S. insurers often compete in international markets where non-U.S. insurers are willing and able to issue global insurance policies without a U.S. sanctions exclusion. In cases where such an exclusion is not commercially feasible, the insurer should apply for a specific OFAC license for the global insurance policy. In making a licensing determination, OFAC will review the facts and circumstances of each global insurance policy, including both risk frequency and risk severity, to assure that issuance of the policy will not undermine U.S. foreign policy goals. A separate license would be required for the insurer to pay claims arising under any authorized global insurance policy.

Date Released
November 16, 2007