New Members

The Society is pleased to welcome new members and will be processing membership applications in the normal way. Membership will not commence until the new Rules take effect which is expected to be 1 January 2022. New members’ attention is drawn to the Society’s Discretionary Mutual Model which is extracted from its recent Prospectus.

New Members

We will not be processing new applications to join the Society until after the SGM on 26 October 2021 and only then if the resolution to become a discretionary mutual is approved. If the resolution is approved, applications to become a member will be processed from 27 October 2021 and new members will be admitted and payment taken from 1 January 2022 when the new Rules take effect.

Special General Meeting – How to Vote

The Society will be holding an SGM via Zoom on October 26 at 2pm to decide on the future of Lady Grover’s Fund. You can find out more by referring to the Covering Letter, Prospectus and SGM Notice and Voting Form. Members will be asked to vote on whether to adopt the new Memorandum and Rules, as well as the proposed changes outlined in the Prospectus. You can vote by attending the SGM or you can e-mail or post your vote to us by Saturday 23 October. Details on how to do this can be found in the SGM Notice and Voting Form. Large print versions are available showing the […]

Questions and Answers – Transition to Discretionary Mutual

Introduction Lady Grover’s Fund (”LGF”) is a Friendly Society authorised to provide health insurance. As such it is regulated by the Prudential Regulatory Authority (“PRA”) and the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”). It is run by an elected Committee (all volunteers) and employs a paid Chief Executive. Member Services including claims administration are provided by a trading subsidiary of the Officers Association (“OA”). The OA is a Charity, but not its subsidiary. In December 2020, we wrote to members outlining our proposal to rewrite the constitution and rules of LGF – it would still be Friendly Society, but the provision of claim benefits would be subject to Committee discretion. Members would […]

2020 Claims Update

Lady Grover’s Fund provides financial help at the most difficult of times. Lady Grovers’ Fund assists with recovery after illness or injury, bridging the critical gap in healthcare provision which exists between long-term health insurance, the NHS and family support. Whilst there are many grant-giving charities providing support to officer’s dependants, there are few able to provide the level of assistance Lady Grover’s Fund offers. In the first 3 quarters of 2020, Lady Grovers’ Fund has met the claims of 33 members and paid out a total sum of £41K to provide additional nursing, hospital or domestic care to people when they need it most. Period No of Claims Value […]

Interesting Times

Ancient Chinese Curse – “May you live in interesting times”  I joined Lady Grover’s Fund in May, and it has certainly been a challenge working through lockdown. Like many this year, we have had to adapt to new ways of working. Getting to know your new colleagues is a slow process!  Lady Grover looks to the staff of the Officers’ Association (OA) to administer the fund, handle membership queries and, in particular, to process claims. Fortunately, before Covid struck, the OA was already gearing up to enable its staff to work from home – ahead of its move to Reading. Staff have been able to provide their normal service and […]