Salary Protection Scheme

Fórsa Salary Protection Scheme for Civil and Public Servants is administered by Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd. It’s designed to provide you with a replacement income of up to 75% of your annual salary* if you’re ill or injured, and can’t work. It helps give financial security and peace of mind.


Your Scheme benefits** Your Scheme enhancements***
  • Disability Benefit
  • Death Benefit
  • Full Specified Illness Benefit
  • Partial Payment Specified Illness Benefit
  • Children’s Specified Illness Benefit
  • MyDoc – An online healthcare service
  • Pink & Blue Power – Breast and Prostate Health Assessment & Education Programme
  • A Breast Cancer Ireland Initiative
  • Tax Return Service for Disability Benefit Claimants****
  • Will Service for Members

It pays out! 

With 96% of Disability Benefit claims paid in 2022, the numbers speak for themselves…

€2.5million paid in Disability Benefit¹
€316,000 paid in Specified Illness Claims²
€1.2million paid in Death Benefit³

For more information on the Scheme, please click here.


And here’s what Fórsa claimants are saying about Cornmarket and the Scheme.

“At a difficult time for me I was given so much consideration, my queries were dealt with efficiently and promptly, I can’t thank them enough for all the assistance I was given.”

“Excellent customer relations, knowledgeable, professional and empathetic. Highly recommended.”

“From the first phonecall to Cornmarket, I felt that they heard where I was coming from – the follow up guided me through what I needed to do.”


*Salary Protection provides a replacement income of up to 75% of your annual salary less any other income that you may be entitled to (e.g. half pay, Ill Health Early Retirement Pension, Temporary Rehabilitation Remuneration, State Illness Benefit or State Invalidity Pension). To be eligible to claim from the Scheme, you must meet the definition of disablement as defined in the policy document and exhaust the deferred period of the Scheme. Other terms, conditions and exclusions apply. For more information on the Scheme, please see
**This is a summary of the key benefits available to members of the Scheme. Members of the Clerical Officer & Executive Grade Schemes prior to 1st June 2022 who have opted out of the Death Benefits, Specified Illness Benefits and Medical Immunity Benefit during the opt out period are not covered for those benefits. Please refer to the Scheme Summary Booklet for full details.
***MyDoc is provided by Health Hero. Breast Cancer Ireland initiative is provided by Breast Cancer Ireland. The booking website and GP/doctor service for Pink & Blue Power is managed by Full Health Medical. Tax Return Service is provided by Cornmarket’s Tax Return Service. Will Service is provided by These are not regulated financial products.
****You must be in receipt of Disability Benefit for at least 3 continuous months to be eligible for Cornmarket’s Tax Return Service (only available for claims admitted after 1st June 2022).
1 Source: New Ireland, February 2023, relating to 172 Disability Benefit claims submitted between 1st January 2022 to 31st December 2022.
2 Source: New Ireland, February 2023, relating to claims benefit paid for the Fórsa Salary Protection Scheme for Civil and Public Servants between 1st January 2022 to 31st December 2022.
3 Source: Cornmarket Claims Survey, based on Scheme claimants who received a decision between January 2021 and December 2022.
Competition Terms: To enter, you must be a member of Fórsa. You can opt out of the draw by contacting Cornmarket before 06/10/2023. In the event of winning, we will contact Fórsa to verify your membership. Promotional photography with your consent may be required. Deadline to enter is 30/09/2023. The draw takes place with the winner notified by telephone one week after the draw. No purchase necessary. A €2,500 Center Parcs voucher will be made payable to the prize winner. Prize draw is open to persons aged 18 and over who are ROI residents. Only 1 entry per person. This prize excludes any employee of Cornmarket and Fórsa, and anyone directly or professionally associated with the promotion. Entries not submitted in accordance with these rules, delayed or unsigned entries will be disqualified. The promoter, Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd., reserves the right to alter, amend and foreclose the promotion without prior notice.
Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. A member of the Irish Life Group Ltd. which is part of the Great- West Lifeco Group of companies. Telephone calls may be recorded for quality control and training purposes.
The Scheme is underwritten by New Ireland Assurance Company plc.
New Ireland Assurance Company plc is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. A member of Bank of Ireland Group.
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