CS Healthcare was established in 1929, pre-dating the National Health Service (NHS). We are proud to be one of the pioneers in providing private medical insurance to civil servants.
During this time there have been some defining moments which have helped to shape us into one of the leading health insurance providers for civil service, public sector and not-for-profit organisations.
Use this timeline to discover some of our key milestones from the past 90 years.
CSNAA – Civil Service Nursing Aid Association launched by a group of Civil Servants to support each other
First meeting at The Treasury Chambers Dame Maude Lawrence, Dr Duncan and Mr Llewellyn
Men can join up to the age of 50 and can add their wives and children if they wish to do so
On average about 1 in every 40 Civil Servants requires surgical treatment every year
Civil Servants based abroad during World War II become eligible for treatment
Most common claim this year:Tonsils operation in adults
NHS created 19 years after the Society was established
Name changed to CSMAA – Civil Service Medical Aid Association
'Pay As You Go' non pre-funded options introduced
Name changed to Civil Service Healthcare Society Limited chosen by members of the Society
Core and Core Plus health plans launched
your choice health plan launched
Voted #1 by our members in the Which? customer satisfaction survey
HealthBridge health plan launched,a lower cost alternative to full refund health insurance plans
For a second time we were voted #1 by our members by our customers in the Which? customer satisfaction survey
Voted the 'Most Trusted Health Insurance Provider' in the Moneywise Customer Service Awards 2016
Awarded the Investors in People Silver accreditation
Voted the 'Most Trusted Health Insurance Provider' in the Moneywise Customer Service Awards 2017
Voted the 'Most Trusted Health Insurance Provider' in the Moneywise Customer Service Awards 2018
CS Healthcare provides specialist health insurance policies to civil and public servants as well as their dependants. For over 85 years, we've been dedicated to protecting the health of our members and during that time we've built up partnerships with more than 300 hospitals, ensuring our members have access to the best care and treatment.
Proud to be Mutual
We think our Mutual status makes us a little different from many other insurers. We're not answerable to shareholders which means our members remain at the heart of everything we do. As a result, our members continually benefit from the highest standards of service.
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