Following legislation coming into effect on 1st October 2023, HSC Pension Service, are working with our Software providers to ensure that we get our systems fully functional to implement the McCloud Legislation and regulations. We are working hard to ensure all the data, processes and systems are in place to allow us to provide you with information as soon as reasonably possible to make an informed choice and also updating our systems so we can offer members a choice to have their pension benefits for the remedy period paid from either their legacy scheme or CARE scheme as part of the normal retirement process. Members who have retired or are due to retire will be offered a retrospective choice, along with personalised information to help them make their choice. If a member chooses to keep their existing benefits, no changes will be needed. If a member chooses to receive different pension benefits for the remedy period, adjustments will be made to their pension payments accordingly. Any changes will be backdated to the date of retirement.
For now, there is nothing you need to do. We’ll contact all affected members, whether active or retired directly, in phases, when action needs to be taken. More information will be available on our website over the coming weeks.
HSC Pension Service administers two pension schemes, the HSC Pension Scheme and the HSC Pension Scheme 2015.
This site contains information for active, deferred and retired members. There are also sections with information useful for employers and medical advisors.
Which Pension Scheme?
Changes to Public Sector Pensions
From 1 April 2022, all active members of the HSC Pension Scheme will be members of the 2015 Scheme and information on this page is being updated to reflect this. You can find more information on our ‘McCloud Remedy’ webpages. Further information can also be found in our Quick Links area and our Latest News and information section.
Member Self Service
The Member Self Service website can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
Please see our webpage on Member Self Service which has detailed videos with further guidance on accessing your Member Self Service account.
Please note that access to the portal is only available to members of the HSC Pension Scheme who have access to a computer via the HSC secure network.
HSC Pension Service Operations
The Health and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020
The Minister for Health has announced that staff who are performing vital frontline HSC or social care work during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak may be eligible for a life assurance scheme, recognising the increased risks they are currently facing.
In the event of a staff member dying due to COVID-19 a lump sum payment of £60,000 will be made to their estate, if they meet the qualifying work-related criteria for the scheme. The scheme is non-contributory, meaning there is no cost to staff or employers.
The Health and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme is independent of the HSC Pension Scheme. Any lump sum or pension benefits payable to the relatives or dependents of HSC Pension Scheme members will continue to be processed and paid as before.
The scheme will be administered by the HSC Pension Service Pension Liaison Team.
Further details regarding the life assurance scheme, including the benefit claim form, are available on the HSC Pension Service website.
On 25 May 2018, regulations governing the use of your personal information changed. The General Data Protection Regulation has been adopted across all European Union member states. Further information can be found in the link below:
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Visit the Scheme Forms section.
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