MEMBERSHIP

Membership of the fund is voluntary. Membership must be applied for within six months of the beginning of the employment relationship.

Employees with fixed-term employment contracts are accepted as members of the fund if their membership lasts for a minimum of six months.

Applying membership

Membership of the fund is voluntary. Membership must be applied for within six months of the beginning of the employment relationship. Membership application forms can be found under “Forms”. The fund’s board of directors decides on membership, which begins at the start of the month following the month during which the application was filed.

Employees with fixed-term employment contracts are accepted as members of the fund if their membership lasts for a minimum of six months.

Termination of membership

Members resign from the fund at the end of their employment relationship with an associated company. Members may also resign by written notice. If a member resigns from the fund by written notice instead of resigning at the end of their employment relationship, they cannot rejoin the fund.

Membership of the fund ends at the close of the month during which their employment relationship ends or at the close of the month during which they resign from the fund by written notice.

At the end of their membership, the member must discard their Kela card marked with the fund’s identifier (46001) to avoid confusion. The fund’s personnel will order the member a new Kela card, which will be delivered to their home address approximately two weeks after their membership has ended.

Membership fees

MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF MEMBERSHIP FEES IN 2021

The fund’s membership fee is 0.31% of the salary paid to the member by an associated company under the Prepayment Act, but no less than EUR 9,16 and no more than EUR 18,36 per month.

As an exception to the above, the membership fee for Cavarion, Elcoline and Turku Energia employees is 0,676% of the salary paid to the member by an associated company under the Prepayment Act, but not less than EUR 20,04 and no more than EUR 40,06 per month.

The minimum and maximum amounts are reviewed annually in line with the salary coefficient.

Unpaid leave and foreign assignments

Members are not entitled to additional benefits from the fund during unpaid leave and layoffs.

The only exception to this rule is members who are entitled to the following during their unpaid leave:

  • Sickness allowance from Kela
  • Allowance in accordance with the Employment Accidents Insurance Act
  • Compensation for loss of income in accordance with the Motor Liability Insurance Act
  • Maternity or parental allowance

 

The fund does not pay additional benefits during foreign assignments. The employee is covered by the insurance policy taken out by their employer.

When dealing with our contract partners during your unpaid leave, please keep in mind that you are not entitled to additional benefits from the fund. Any unfounded additional benefits will be collected back.

For employees laid off during 2019, pharmaceuticals prescribed by a doctor that are eligible for reimbursements from Kela will be compensated for no longer than three months as of the first unpaid month of the layoff.

Changes of account and address

Changes of account or address are not updated automatically to our membership data. Please submit your new address or account number to the fund.

  • Changes of address or account can be made via email to enerkemi@fortum.com

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