Why Medical Insurance?

Every thinking person in the Guernsey Bailiwick realises that medical insurance is a `must’ for individuals and families alike, ill health can strike anyone at any time or age without warning. Unless you and your family are members of a healthcare scheme, a serious illness can bring real financial hardship. If you or your child were ill, would you have to stop and think, ‘Can I afford a night visit?’ before getting the attention you or your child needed?.

Why a Friendly Society?

Having decided that it is only sensible to safeguard against medical accounts which scheme should you join of the many available? The first essential is to ensure that the scheme of your choice is operated by a non-profit making organisation, democratically controlled by the members themselves, that will give you full value for your hard earned money..

Why the Foresters?

Established in its present form as long ago as 1834, the A.O.F. is one of the largest and oldest established friendly societies.

This is strictly a non-profit making society, all funds being applied for the benefit of the membership..

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Foresters Healthcare

Established in its present form as long ago as 1834, the Ancient Order of Foresters is one of the largest and oldest established friendly societies. The Foresters are responsible for covering circa 10% of the bailiwicks community with health cover with over 6,000 annual policies on our scheme. Company discounts are available on request by contacting the society on 728864.

The Foresters is a non-profit seeking society, all funds being applied for the benefit of the membership.

Company History

The way we go to
  • 1834 – Now
  • Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society established

    The Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society was established in its present form in 1834, although it had evolved from a much earlier society.

    1834

  • 1866
  • Guernsey branch opens

    Its first branch was opened in Guernsey in 1866 and the Society has traded continuously in the Island since that date.

    1866

  • 2014
  • Present Day

    Foresters Healthcare, a purely local scheme operated by the Guernsey Branch for the benefit of residents of Guernsey and Alderney, has a long and successful trading record serving the community for over 148 years.

    Using the experience gained over these years, the Society has developed health insurance plans tailored to the needs of the residents of Guernsey and Alderney which are very competitively priced and provide comprehensive cover to compliment, not duplicate, the services provided by the Guernsey Social Security Authority and the Islands’ Health Authorities. Working closely with the medical practices in Guernsey and Alderney, the schemes will continuously evolve to ensure they remain relevant to residents and priced competitively to remain attractive.

    2014