POA (Scotland) have for many years offered members valuable Life insurance cover. This has paid out several millions of pounds over the years to the families of members who have sadly prematurely lost their lives.

In these uncertain times we want to make sure that all members are aware of this valuable benefit and to give everyone the opportunity to invite any members not currently participating in the scheme to join.

POA (Scotland) have negotiated the following special terms for members wishing to join the scheme now:-

1. 6 months free cover for new members of the Scottish Prison Service. Any member of POA (Scotland) who has recently joined the Prison Service can be covered by the scheme, without evidence of health or Covid 19 questions. They will pay nothing for their first six months of cover, provided they apply for cover within three months of joining the Prison Service.
2. Existing members of the Prison Officers Association (aged under 70) may join the scheme, without evidence of health or Covid 19 questions, subject to confirmation that they are actively in work, in their normal occupation and number of contracted hours, have not been medically advised against working and have not been absent from work due to ill health or injury in the 8 weeks preceding the application. (NB no free cover for existing members)

Premiums are collected by pay roll deduct and are £15.85 per month. The scheme provides the following benefits:-

  • Member - cover for Death from any cause up to £59,000 with an Option to split Member cover with Partner Spouse (£47,000/£12,000)
  • Members children – Death benefit £6,000 per child
  • Cover to age 70
  • No Medical Required
  • Worldwide cover - 24 hours a day - 365 days a year

Full details are contained in the attached leaflet. If you would like to apply for cover please complete the application form and return it to us. During these difficult times we have arranged to accept proposals for cover by email to but please also post the original copy of your form to POA (Scotland), Alba House, Calder Road, Edinburgh, EH11 3PF.

On behalf of POA Scotland

Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.