The cuts of unemployment security in accordance with the Activation Model are being dropped
The Parliament has approved amendments to the Unemployment Security Act to repeal the Activation Model on 11 December 2019.
Threshold of 200,000 members exceeded at KOKO fund
The KOKO fund now has more than 200,000 members. We thank both our new and old members for their trust, and we promise to continue to firmly provide security in changes in working life also in the future!
The MMA Unemployment Fund will be merged with the KOKO fund
The MMA Unemployment Fund for Professionals in Sales, Marketing and Purchasing will be merged with the Unemployment fund for highly educated KOKO in the beginning of 2021. The merger will not affect KOKO’s current members.
The postal strike will affect KOKO’s mail deliveries
During the postal strike starting on Monday 11/11, mail will not be sent from the KOKO fund. Though the strike will delay the mailing of decisions, this will not affect the payment of benefits. We recommend sending applications and attachments through the KOKO fund’s eService.
Membership fee in 2020 is 66 euros
KOKO fund’s membership fee is 66 euros in 2020. The fee is 9 euros lower than the year before.
The unemployment funds will start using information from the Incomes Register soon
Starting from 1 January 2020, the unemployment funds will start to receive earnings payment data on applicants of earnings-related unemployment allowance from the Incomes Register.
You can now correspond with your KOKO case handler online
We have added a new feature to our eService: you can now send messages to your case handler and receive correspondence from them online.
The Unemployment fund for highly educated: If education is not valued, Finland is at risk of being left behind by other countries
The Unemployment fund for highly educated KOKO and 12 unions advocating for the cause of the highly educated are concerned for the value of education in Finland. The unemployment fund and the unions remind people that investments must be made in higher education to ensure that its quality will...
Will you be applying for earnings-related unemployment allowance for the first time or after a break in the late summer?
This time of year, KOKO fund’s customer service gets many questions on how to proceed when summer jobs are ending and there is no new work in the horizon.
We wish you a nice summer!
KOKO fund’s phone service is open all summer. See exceptions and holiday hours and closures here.
Changes in unemployment security affecting family businesses will enter into force at the beginning of July
A legislative change affecting the unemployment benefits of entrepreneurs’ family members will take effect at the beginning of July. In future, family members working in a family business will be considered salaried employees if they do not hold ownership or control in the company.
Veli-Pekka Nurmi continues as Chairman of the Board of KOKO fund
Veli-Pekka Nurmi has been re-elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Unemployment fund for highly educated KOKO. The Chairman was elected at the unemployment fund’s regular meeting on 20 May. Mats Nyman was elected as a new Board member.