Foresters joins GRiD to support market expansion 

Foresters Friendly Society has joined GRiD, the industry body for group risk, to benefit from the opportunities it offers for new business and market expansion.

Foresters was established in 1834 to quite literally help people through the ‘forest of life’. Today it has a thriving Group Risk business that has been operating for over 20 years. Specialising in insuring Police Federations, Foresters works closely with insurance brokers and clients alike to provide Life Insurance, Critical Illness, and Personal Accident cover to over 100,000 individuals through its group schemes.

Grant Streader, Head of Insurance Operations, Foresters Friendly Society, said: “We now underwrite over 50 schemes across the UK, with 30 being for Police Federations. We are looking to expand this area of the business and also to move into new markets. Membership of GRiD will help us to achieve this in terms of the contacts, openings, and opportunities it can provide, as well as the mark of standards it presents.”

Members of GRiD benefit from networking, access to industry specialists, training and research.

Paul White, Chair of GRiD said: “The sharing of information is a great advantage for organisations within GRiD and we are delighted to welcome Foresters into the fold as a company with such an esteemed history. It is great to have their specialist knowledge within the GRiD membership, and likewise, Foresters will benefit from access to GRiD’s industry specialists, leaders and speakers.”