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.