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For members of the SIPTU Nurses and Midwives Sector

Could you and your family survive without your salary if you fell ill and were unable to work? If your answer is no, then you need Salary Protection insurance.

The SIPTU Nurses and Midwives Salary Protection Scheme protects your salary against the impact of illness or disability, providing you with a replacement income* should you fall ill and become unable to work.

Exclusively available to SIPTU Nurses and Midwives, the security and benefits of this Salary Protection Scheme are not available anywhere else. That’s why over 1,025** members are already protected through the Scheme.

Key Benefits

  • A replacement income of up to 75% of your salary* if you fall ill and are unable to work
  • Life cover of typically twice your annual salary
  • Spouses’/Civil Partners’ Death Benefit or Single Members’ Specified Illness Benefit (click here for more information)
  • Tax relief on the contributions that you pay (find out more)
  • A claims service you can trust (find out more)

Why is Salary Protection so important?

*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 must exhaust your employer’s sick leave entitlements and the Scheme deferred period as denoted in the Scheme Summary Booklet.
**Source: Cornmarket, January 2016

Join now! Call us on (01) 470 8078.

How much does it cost?

The SIPTU Nurses and Midwives Salary Protection Scheme is designed to be affordable for every member. It is remarkably good value because it’s negotiated on a special ‘group basis’ exclusively for SIPTU nurses and midwives and harnesses the purchasing power of the Union.

The contribution rate is currently set at 2.50% of gross salary.

Tax Relief

You are eligible for tax relief at your highest rate of tax on the part of your contribution going towards Disability Benefit (2.06% of the total 2.50%).

This means that the net contribution rate is only 1.68% after tax relief is applied, for the higher rate tax payer.

The Real Question is…

Can you afford not to have this Salary Protection insurance in place for you and your family? Membership of the Scheme is a small price to pay for the security and peace of mind that this cover provides.

Click 'How to join' or call us today on (01) 470 8078.

What do I need to know?

Salary Protection is a simple, tax-efficient way to protect your family and livelihood in the event of illness or injury.

Full information about the SIPTU Nurses and Midwives Salary Protection Scheme can be accessed via the link below:

Members of the SIPTU Nurses and Midwives Salary Protection Scheme also receive Preferential Entry into the Cornmarket Retired Members’ Life Cover Plan. For more information, click here.

Should you have any queries, please call us on (01) 470 8078.

How to make a claim

Step-by-Step Guide

Please click here for a Step-by-Step Guide to making a claim from the Scheme.


Cornmarket is not automatically notified of your absence from work through illness. Ideally, we should be informed about approximately 8-9 weeks in advance of your salary reducing to half pay or ceasing altogether. As soon as you become aware that, due to illness or injury, your salary is likely to reduce to half pay or cease altogether, please let us know by:

  • Phone             (01) 408 4018
  • Online             Click here
  • Post                SPS Claims Department
                           Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd.
                           Christchurch Square
                           Dublin 8

A Claims Service you can Trust

Cornmarket’s in-house, dedicated Salary Protection Claims Team are here if you ever need to make a claim. You can rest assured that it will be dealt with in the efficient, professional and sensitive manner that you deserve.

We’re here to help you.

Call us on (01) 408 4018 or click here to send us an email.

Important: You must remain a member of the SIPTU Nurses & Midwives Division to remain an eligible member of the SIPTU Nurses and Midwives Salary Protection Scheme. If you leave the Union, you must inform Cornmarket in writing as you can no longer stay in the Scheme and you will not be able to claim from it.


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