FORESTERS FINANCIAL

Foresters FinancialTM is an international financial services provider with a unique history that began in 1874 when we set out to provide access to life insurance for average working families. More than 140 years later, we provide investment, life insurance, retirement and savings solutions that help families achieve their long-term financial goals.

Today, more than three million customers and members in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom benefit from the foundation of experience, expertise, and reliability we have built over two centuries. During this time, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to help improve family well-being and, each year, we invest millions to support causes that enrich the lives of families and communities.

ABOUT FORESTERS

Foresters Financial is an international financial services provider with a unique history that began in 1874 when we set out to provide access to life insurance for average, working families. More than 140 years later, we provide savings, life insurance, investment and retirement solutions that help families achieve long-term financial health and well-being.

Throughout our history, we have been at the forefront of several milestones in the North American life insurance landscape, often pioneering trends that would later become commonplace. One of our first leaders, Dr. Oronhyatekha, was one of Canada’s first Native doctors to include western medicine in his practice. A man ahead of his time, Dr. Oronhyatekha championed the rights of women, children and minorities. He also insisted on admitting women as full members of the organization and providing benefits to the orphans of Foresters members.

Today, more than three million customers and members1 in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom benefit from the foundation of experience, expertise and reliability we have built over two centuries. During this time, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to help improve family well-being and each year, we invest millions to support causes that enrich the lives of families and communities.

Foresters FinancialTM is an international financial services provider with a unique history that began in 1874 when we set out to provide access to life insurance for average working families. More than 140 years later, we provide investment, life insurance, retirement and savings solutions that help families achieve their long-term financial goals.

Throughout our history, we have been at the forefront of several milestones in the North American life insurance landscape, often pioneering trends that would later become commonplace. One of our first leaders, Dr. Oronhyatekha, was one of Canada’s first Native doctors to include western medicine in his practice. A man ahead of his time, Dr. Oronhyatekha championed the rights of women, children and minorities. He also insisted on admitting women as full members of the organization and providing benefits to the orphans of Foresters members.

Today, more than three million customers and members in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom benefit from the foundation of experience, expertise and reliability we have built over two centuries. During this time, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to help improve family well-being and, each year, we invest millions to support causes that enrich the lives of families and communities.

When you trust Foresters FinancialTM with your life insurance, savings, retirement or investment needs, you’re not only accessing our expertise; you’re joining an organization with a 140-year history of giving back to families and communities.

We are proud of the long-term relationships we have formed with our customers and members, nurtured over the years through extraordinary service and solid investment results. And we’re equally proud of the many ways we give back to families in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Whether we’re building playgrounds in underserviced neighborhoods, preparing emergency kits for victims of natural disasters or cleaning up beaches, we go where families need us.

And for our more than one million fraternal members, we provide valuable member benefits and opportunities to enjoy quality family time or give back through volunteering efforts that directly benefit local communities.

At Foresters Financial, we take our obligation to conduct business in a highly professional and ethical manner very seriously. We live by our Code of ethics2 in everything we do and this enables us to protect our customers from increased costs associated with fraudulent activities. Conducting ourselves in a manner that builds trust in our organization is a top priority for us. Our Code of ethics:

  • defines the parameters and principles of ethical conduct and behavior expected of all Foresters Financial directors, officers, employees, distributors and other representatives.
  • increases awareness and understanding of the ethical principles under which we do business and conduct our volunteer activities.
  • encourages, inspires and rewards ethical conduct, and prevent misconduct at Foresters Financial.

To view a PDF of our Code of ethics, click here.

THE FORESTERS DIFFERENCE

The Foresters Difference

At Foresters FinancialTM we help everyday families achieve their long-term financial goals. But we’re more than an international financial services provider. Through our heritage as a fraternal benefit society, we have a global network of members that is more than one million strong. To become a Foresters member, you can apply as part of the purchase of a life insurance product underwritten by The Independent Order of Foresters, which is a fraternal benefit society. Members enjoy unique member benefits¹ including competitive academic scholarships, financial counseling and discounted legal services as well as opportunities to give back through volunteering opportunities.

In 2015 alone, Foresters invested more than $21.3 million in member benefits including $2 million in competitive scholarships for students in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. We also provided almost $10.6 million towards community initiatives such as playground builds, beach cleanups, care packages and family fun days where our members can spend quality time with their families at no cost.

Member Leadership – Developing Community Leaders

At Foresters, we offer many ways for our members to develop their leadership skills. This could be as simple as applying for a grant to run a volunteer activity or, if you’re interested in even more involvement, you might consider nominating yourself for Branch Councillor.

Working within our 50 Branches the elected Branch Councillors provide strong local leadership, helping to guide and support our impact in members’ communities.

Investing in Members and Their Communities

We believe that education and community are important. That’s why we give almost $2 million per year in renewable tuition competitive scholarships to members or their family member. The scholarship selections are based on factors that include good grades and community volunteer involvement.

We also invest over $4 million annually to support the Foresters Community Grants program, which allows members to access funds to organize and host their own local fun family and volunteer events.

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