For services that require strong identification, the Ministry of Finance recommends the banks' Tupas identification method.
E-identification is used in the electronic services of public administration, for example, in the tax administration, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (KELA) and in the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. An example of a successful public sector online service is tyoelake.fi where people can check their pension accrual information with their online banking codes.
In local administration, several forms and applications have been converted into electronic format. For example, on the websites of various cities, people can sign applications for day-care centres, rental apartments and subsistence subsidy reliably with the e-identification. Various municipal public utilities and companies can also use Nordea’s e-identification service on their websites. E-identification could serve to attract new customers by allowing them, for example, the option to make an electricity agreement on the Internet.
Besides local administration, the Finnish government has also taken an active role in promoting different kinds of online services. A good example is the “electronic forms Finland” service (suomi.fi) where the cooperation of different public authorities has made their forms available in one place in a cost-efficient and time-saving manner.
Insure hired household help with Varma's Pesti service
If you employ temporary household help, such as a nanny or a handyman, you can take care of the employee’s pension insurance at Varma’s Pesti service. You can declare your employees' personal and salary information as well as pay the premiums in the service. More information on the service is available at varma.fi.