What to do when I am taking parental leave?

Apply for termination of your YEL insurance when you take a longer leave

Apply for termination of your YEL insurance if you go on a family leave for a longer period and you will not work during the leave. The insurance may be terminated if the break in your work lasts approximately four months. YEL insurance can be terminated retroactively if necessary.

Please notify us of any breaks in your self-employment, as we do not receive information on your family leave from Kela or other parties.

The easiest way to apply for the termination of your insurance is through our online service: YEL insurance > Insurance policy information > Terminate insurance

Terminate your insurance in Varma Online Service

Learn more about when you need YEL insurance

More on when to terminate your insurance and when not

When you resume working, take out new YEL insurance starting from the day when you begin working again.