Income protection

Helps keep your finances healthy if you can't work because of illness or injury

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Salary Protection Scheme for SIPTU Allied Health Professionals & MLSA Members

This scheme is designed to provide you with a replacement income of up to 75% of pensionable salary* if you’re ill or injured, and can’t work.

It helps give financial security and peace of mind, so you can focus on getting better.

It's there when you need it

What you get from salary protection

Up to 75% of your pensionable salary*

Salary protection gives you a replacement income of up to 75% of your annual pensionable salary* – if you can't work due to illness or injury, and your sick pay has reduced to half pay or ceased altogether.

*Up to 75% less any other income to which you may be entitled e.g. half pay, Ill Health Early Retirement Pension, Temporary Rehabilitation Remuneration, State Illness Benefit. You can claim salary protection when you have used up your employer’s sick leave entitlements and passed the scheme ‘deferred period’. Simply put, that’s the time that must pass before benefit is paid.


Life Cover Benefit

The scheme provides a lump sum of typically twice your annual salary if you die. This can help to pay bills and unexpected costs, at an already difficult time. 

Specified Illness Benefit

You will receive a once-off lump sum if you are diagnosed with one of the Specified Illnesses listed in the policy document. 

Tax relief

You're entitled to tax relief on the majority of your scheme membership cost. 

We're committed to your claim

Our helpful and friendly team will guide you through the claims process.

Remember, we're not automatically notified if you’re absent from work due to illness or injury. If this happens, it's important to contact us as soon as you think your salary will be affected.

To be eligible to claim from salary protection, you must meet the definition of disablement as defined in the policy document. Other terms, conditions and exclusions apply.

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How much does it cost?

Cornmarket and SIPTU work together to secure the best price and benefits for SIPTU members. When it comes to cost, you can benefit from the group purchasing power of your union. You're entitled to tax relief on the majority of your Scheme membership cost.

Disability Benefit
Death Benefit
Specified Illness Benefit
Medical Immunity (allows you to join Cornmarket’s Retired Members’ Life Cover Plan, without medical underwriting)
Total cost
2.45% of salary

Scheme information


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Our helpful and friendly team will guide you through the claims process

Call us on (01) 408 4018

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This scheme is underwritten by New Ireland. New Ireland Assurance Company plc is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. A member of Bank of Ireland Group.