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Get 20% off for the first year

You will receive a 20% discount on new life insurance policies for the first 12 months. This offer is intended for personal customers and is valid until 31 December 2022. As an OP cooperative bank owner-customer or a Pohjola Insurance prime customer, you also get a 45% increase in the amount of insurance free of charge.

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The best time to take out life insurance is now

You never know what’s waiting around the corner, which is why being prepared will help you be at peace. The amount of compensation paid under life insurance will ease the financial burdens of your loved ones if you die.

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Take out individual or joint cover easily online

Use the above calculator to determine the price of life insurance for you and take out an insurance policy easily online. You can take out life insurance for yourself or take out joint cover, which is a joint life insurance for two persons.

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Make use of the benefits and discounts

If you take out life insurance now, you will get it at a 20 percent discount for a year. When you are an OP cooperative bank owner-customer or a Pohjola Insurance prime customer, you will also receive a 45 per cent increase in the amount of compensation.

What is life insurance?

Life insurance is security for the future. If you have life insurance and you die, compensation under life insurance will be paid to your beneficiaries of choice. In most cases, the beneficiary is next of kin, for example, your spouse or child. However, the beneficiary can be anyone whose financial wellbeing is close to your heart. Life insurance covers death resulting from illness or an accident.

An insurance payout will help them manage financially in difficult times. Your loved ones can spend the life insurance payout as they wish, for example, by paying back loans and inheritance tax.

What are the differences between single cover and joint cover?

As the name implies, joint cover is a life insurance policy for two individuals, whereas single cover means life insurance you take out for yourself. Joint cover is ideal when you and your partner share financial responsibility in your household. It is often cheaper than individual life insurance policies.

In the case of joint cover, both insured persons can name their beneficiary. In joint cover, the benefit for life insurance is paid to a beneficiary named by the deceased. If both insured persons die at the same time, the payout is split between their beneficiaries.

Learn more about how to choose beneficiaries >

You can take out single cover or joint cover if you are up to 65 years old. Both policy types require filling in a health declaration and end when the insured person turns 70 or dies.

Choose the life insurance policy that best suits your circumstances according to the size of your household, your income and loans.

Compare life insurance policies >

Examples of the life insurance prices

See below for examples of the cost of life insurance for one person or as joint cover for two persons, and how the insurance amount is affected if you are a prime customer of Pohjola Insurance or an owner-customer of an OP cooperative bank.

 

Venla

Venla, 29
Life Assurance

Venla has a 3-year-old daughter, whose future she wishes to secure with life insurance. Because Venla is an OP cooperative bank owner-customer, she automatically receives an increase of 45 per cent in the amount of compensation for a single person’s life insurance of her choice.

Amount of compensation
€100,000

Compensation for owner customer
€145,000

Price example
€16.25 per month
(€195 per year)

Now €13/month
(€156/first year)

Olli and Tuula

Olli, 40 and Tuula, 43 
Joint cover

Olli and Tuula have chosen a joint cover. They have a shared home loan and two children, aged 3 and 6. As prime customers of Pohjola Insurance, they automatically receive an increase of 45 per cent in the amount of compensation.

Amount of compensation
€100,000

Compensation for prime customer
€145,000

Price example
€35.75 per month
(€429 per year)

Now €28.60/month
(€343.20/first year)

Mia and Ari

Mia, 28 and Ari, 30
Joint cover

Mia and Ari wish to secure each others’ financial situation through life insurance with joint cover. They have a shared home. As OP cooperative bank owner-customers, they get an increase of 45 per cent in the amount of compensation.

Amount of compensation
€100,000

Compensation for owner customer
€145,000

Price example
€23.42 per month
(€281 per year)

Now €18.74/month
(€224.80/first year)

 

What factors affect the cost of life insurance? 

Your life insurance premium depends on the amount of benefit chosen and the age of the insured person. Your state of health may also affect the price of the insurance policy. You can use our life insurance calculator to determine the sum insured that corresponds to your needs, and how much the insurance product costs. Fill in your date of birth and information on your life situation to view the price of life insurance. 

If you take out a new life insurance policy now, you will get a 20% discount for the first 12 months. This offer is intended for personal customers and is valid until 31 December 2022. You can get the most inexpensive life insurance if you are a Pohjola Insurance prime customer or an OP cooperative bank owner-customer. In such a case, you will also get a 45% increase in the sum insured on your life insurance free of charge.

The insurance premiums for joint cover are generally lower than the insurance premiums for term life insurance for a single person. Insurance premiums are paid annually in one or several instalments. Life insurance is cheapest when you pay the annual premium in a single instalment. In such a case, you will receive a 2.5% discount on the premium.

What is automated decision-making?

Automated decision-making means that the decision of whether the insurance will be granted is made through our automated system, and our customer care representatives do not participate in the decision-making. The decision we make is based on the information you have provided, our customer data file and our  risk selection instructions. 
If you or another insured person want to have your automatically issued decision processed by a customer care representative, you may contact our Customer Service.

Read how we process personal data

Contact us about life insurance

If you would like to talk to our specialist about life insurance, you can contact our customer service on 0303 0303 (between 8.00 and 17.00 from Monday to Friday).

What does life insurance cover? Life insurance provides lump-sum compensation if the insured person dies due to an illness or injury. The life insurance benefit will be paid to the beneficiary you have chosen. The right amount of life insurance covers at least your share of any loans, your annual gross income and EUR 20,000 for each dependant child. Any existing life insurance cover and wealth you may have will reduce the amount of new life insurance you need.

Take account of the following when determining how much life insurance you need:

  • family’s loans
  • parents’ annual gross income
  • number of children     
  • existing life insurance cover
  • amount of wealth    
     

If your situation changes, you can adjust the amount of life insurance cover any time during the policy’s validity. Any changes you make will affect the price of the insurance.

The minimum age for taking out life insurance is two and the maximum age is 65. The minimum age for joint cover is 15 and the maximum age 65. Single-person insurance cover ends once the insured person has died or at the end of the insurance period when they turn 70. Joint cover ends if either of the insured persons dies or turns 70, after which the insurance continues as single-person cover.

Life insurance payouts are subject to either inheritance tax or capital gains tax, depending on whether or not the beneficiary is a next of kin.

Read more about taxation of life insurance payouts >

Life insurance is issued on the basis of a health declaration. When applying for life insurance, you must fill out a health declaration form asking for basic details about your health. You can easily fill out the health declaration online while applying for life insurance. Please note that the insurance policy will not enter into force until you have filled out the health declaration. For joint cover, both insured persons need to fill out health declarations.

Life insurance can be granted even if the insured is not in a perfect state of health; the granting decision is always based on the health declaration.

It is important that you do not terminate any existing life insurance policies until you have received a decision that a new policy has been granted.

 

When applying for life insurance, you can designate a beneficiary to whom the benefit will be paid in the event of your death. You can make changes to the beneficiary clause of your life insurance policy at any time by informing the insurance company in writing.

The easiest way to add or change a beneficiary clause is through the My policies section of the op.fi service. Alternatively, you can add a beneficiary clause by filling in the Beneficiary clause form.

It’s good to check the amount of life insurance compensation if your life situation has changed, for example, with the purchase of a new home and a bigger loan, or when a new child is born into the family. Calculate the amount of compensation so that it covers your share of the loans, your annual gross income, and at least EUR 20,000 per child in your care.

You can purchase additional cover by buying a new life insurance to supplement the old one with the desired amount of compensation. In this case, the amount of life insurance cover is the sum of the life insurance cover provided by the old and the new life insurance policies.

You must also submit a new health declaration in order to apply for additional cover.

As a Pohjola Insurance prime customer you will receive discounts benefits. When you are also an OP cooperative bank owner-customer, you have access to even better benefits and discounts and the bonuses you have received as an owner-customer are used for your insurance premiums.

Life insurance pays compensation to the beneficiary if the insured dies during the validity of the insurance. Here you can find the instructions and forms for applying for life insurance compensation.

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The insurance is issued by OP Life Assurance Company Ltd, and Pohjola Insurance Ltd acts as its agent.