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Article 28.4.2022

Finnish pension system in a nutshell

Finland has one of the best pension systems in the world - and that’s a fact. But if you’re starting a business in Finland, you might be wondering why it’s mandatory for entrepreneurs to take out pension insurance. Or for employers to get pension insurance for their employees? We are here to help you!

Finnish pension system in a nutshell
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  1. We are introducing Suomi.fi e-Identification for employers
    We will start using Suomi.fi e-Identification in the employer’s online service as of 19 December 2023. This means that, starting on that date, you will be able to log in to the service using your personal online banking codes or a mobile certificate. For that purpose, you will need either a register role or a mandate granted in Suomi.fi e-Authorizations.
    We are introducing Suomi.fi e-Identification for employers
  2. Earnings-related pension insurance contributions for 2024 confirmed
    The Ministry for Social Affairs and Health has confirmed the earnings-related pension insurance contributions for 2024. The average contribution for employer’s pension insurance (TyEL) is 24.81 per cent of the payroll in 2024.
    Earnings-related pension insurance contributions for 2024 confirmed
  3. Employer, self-employed person, pensioner – 2024 earnings-related pension index and wage coefficient confirmed
    The Ministry for Social Affairs and Health has confirmed the indices for earnings-related pension insurance for 2024. Next year, the earnings-related pension index is 3037, which means an approximately 5.7 per cent increase on pensions at the start of the year. The confirmed wage coefficient is 1.637. Compared to 2023, the wage coefficient will rise some 5.1 per cent.
    Employer, self-employed person, pensioner – 2024 earnings-related pension index and wage coefficient confirmed
  4. Ilmarinen’s administrative cost will decrease 20% in 2024 – As our customer, you benefit right away!
    At the start of next year, Ilmarinen’s administrative cost will decrease by roughly 20 per cent. The administrative cost is part of the TyEL insurance contribution, and in that respect, your TyEL contribution will decrease.
    Ilmarinen’s administrative cost will decrease 20% in 2024 – As our customer, you benefit right away!
  5. EU Framework agreement on cross-border telework 1.7.2023
    Some of the EU countries have signed an agreement on cross-border teleworking, according to which an employee working remotely or in-person in two EU countries can, under certain conditions, be insured in the employer's home country instead of their own country of residence.
    EU Framework agreement on cross-border telework 1.7.2023
  6. Excellent client bonuses in store for employers – check the amount in the service for employers
    We have calculated the final client bonuses reducing the TyEL contribution and they are available in the service for employers as of 3 March. Our record-high cost-effectiveness is directly reflected in smaller pension contributions for our employer customers.
    Excellent client bonuses in store for employers – check the amount in the service for employers
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