Enriching Lives

Foresters heritage as a fraternal benefit society — a member-based life insurance provider for everyday families — is the foundation for our guiding principle: enriching the lives of our members, their families and the communities where they live.
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About Foresters

Foresters 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 financial solutions to more than three million clients and members in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
When families come to us for their life insurance, savings, retirement and investment needs, they benefit from the foundation of experience, expertise and reliability we have built across two centuries. We are proud of the long-term relationships we have formed with our clients 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. Each year, we invest millions to support causes that enrich the lives of families and communities. Whether we’re building playgrounds in under-serviced neighborhoods, preparing emergency kits for victims of natural disasters or cleaning up beaches, we help families in need.
We also 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 benefits including competitive academic scholarships, financial counseling and discounted legal services.
Foresters Financial and Foresters are trade names and trademarks of The Independent Order of Foresters (a fraternal benefit society) and its subsidiaries.
Descriptions of member benefits that you may receive assume that you are a Foresters member. Foresters member benefits are non-contractual, subject to benefit specific eligibility requirements and limitations and may be changed or canceled without notice.

Channeling Our Resources to You

From the very outset more than 140 years ago, our fraternal structure has enabled Foresters to channel our resources in three directions:

  • Assisting members and their families
  • Encouraging fellowship and cooperation among all members
  • offering financial strength to our communities while enhancing opportunities for family time and supporting children’s health

More than a century later, this continues to set Foresters apart. We’re not another faceless financial institution. We stand for something more. Foresters is an active part of your life, at every stage.

Through the hard work of our people and the commitment of our members, Foresters has expanded its heritage of sharing throughout Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Today, as a respected international financial services provider and a fraternal benefit society, Foresters is as proud as ever to be member-based, family-focused and community-spirited.

Fraternal Benefit Society

  • not-for-profit membership-based organization
  • Welcomes members who share common bond or purpose
  • Maintains a lodge system (known as local chapters or branches)
  • Offers affordable life insurance to its members
  • Provides mutual aid programs for its members and the community at large.