Life insurance companies must file the following reports with FINTRAC:

  • Suspicious transaction reports if there are reasonable grounds to suspect that a transaction or an attempted transaction by the client is related to the commission or attempted commission of a money laundering offence or a terrorist activity financing offence.
  • Terrorist property reports if the life insurance company has property in its possession or control that it knows is owned or controlled by, or on behalf of, a terrorist or a terrorist group, as well as any information they have about a transaction or proposed transaction in respect of such property.
  • Large cash transaction reports for cash transactions of $10,000 or more received from a client.

Life insurance companies must take additional steps to determine whether a client or recipient of an electronic funds transfer of $100,000 or more is a politically exposed person and take steps to establish the source of funds when a politically exposed person is involved in the transaction.