TyEL insurance

Employer's pension insurance, or TyEL insurance, is a statutory insurance that ensures pension cover for your employees. As an employer, it is your responsibility to take out the insurance and to report your employees' earnings to the Incomes Register. Varma’s TyEL insurance is the most affordable in the sector as we are solvent, and undeniably, the most efficient earnings-related pension insurance company.

When do I need TyEL insurance?

An employer needs TyEL insurance when

  • they have at least one employee working under an employment contract,
  • the employee is at least 17 years old, and
  • the monthly salary paid for the work is at least EUR 61.37.

You also require TyEL insurance if you are a private person who employs, for example, a childminder, renovator, cleaner or gardener.

The lower age limit for TyEL insurance is 17 years. The TyEL insurance upper age limit depends on the employee’s year of birth:

  • for those born in 1957 or earlier it is 68 years,
  • for those born in 1958–1961 it is 69 years and
  • for those born in 1962 or later it is 70 years

If you or your company do not have permanent employees and you pay less than EUR 8,790 in wages over a period of six months, you qualify as a temporary employer. In this case, you do not have to sign a TyEL insurance contract with an earnings-related pension company. You must, however, report the payroll information to the Incomes Register and pay the TyEL insurance contributions normally.

Read more about wages to be insured under TyEL and how to report them

TyEL insurance contributions are based on paid wages

The TyEL contribution is 24.80% of the employees’ wages (2021).

Each employee also participates in the costs of the TyEL insurance. As the employer, you withhold the employee’s contribution from their wages. The employee’s contribution of the TyEL insurance is:

  • 7.15% of the wages for those aged 17–52
  • 8.65% of the wages for those aged 53–62
  • 7.15% of the wages for those aged 63–69

Varma receives the required earnings data from the Incomes Register. We calculate the TyEL insurance contribution based on the earnings data reported to the Incomes Register, based on which we then send an invoice.

View your invoices and wages in Varma Online Service

TyEL insurance payment methods

The invoicing methods for the TyEL insurance contributions are the immediate invoice and the consolidated invoice. We recommend selecting the payment method according to how often you pay wages.

We will send the immediate invoice right away when we receive the earnings data from the Incomes Register. The due date of the invoice is 21 days from the invoicing date. We will send the consolidated invoice once a month for earnings data reported during a one-month period.

Read more about TyEL insurance contributions

As Varma’s TyEL insurance customer, you receive valuable benefits and financial support

We can give a discount on TyEL insurance contributions in the form of client bonuses. We pay out client bonuses annually to our TyEL insurance customers, which reduces their TyEL insurance’s total costs. Varma is a solvent and by far the most efficient pension insurance company, which means that we offer excellent client bonuses. You will get an affordable TyEL insurance from Varma.

Read more about client bonuses

We support you in navigating the twists and turns of your life and business, whether they concern a birth in the family, an illness or the need for flexible payment arrangements.

Varma gives you methods for improving well-being at work

We help you in your busy daily life to take care of your and your employees’ ability to cope.

We offer our customers the Varma Academy learning environment, which provides tools for coping at work. Using our digital services, we will help you, for example, to identify the most common work ability risks in your sector.

In addition, our work ability experts are at your disposal.

Read more about our services for work ability management

Help with using our services

Take care of your TyEL matters online

In our online service, you can, for instance

  • view your TyEL insurance invoices and invoice specifications
  • view earnings by employee
  • send us messages and attachments through a secure connection
  • calculate estimates of TyEL contributions
Take care of your matters online