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46,000 students get Kela payment cues due to unpaid healthcare fee

Published : 27 Oct 2022, 02:43

Updated : 18 Nov 2022, 00:04

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The national social insurance institution- Kela has sent late payment reminders to 46,000 higher education students due to their failure to pay the student healthcare fee by the due date, said Kela on Wednesday.

The reminders were sent to the students who registered as attending by 30 September 2022.

The due date was 30 September for students who registered as attending for the autumn term by 30 September 2022.

Altogether about 230,000 students, however, paid the healthcare fee by the due date.

Some 46,000 students have yet to pay the healthcare fee. Kela has now sent these students a late payment reminder which includes a EUR 5 fixed late fee, which is set by law.

The 4,500 students who paid the healthcare fee after the due date will receive a reminder from Kela about the late fee only.

The payment reminder letter can also be viewed in the OmaKela e-service.

The 2022 rate of the student healthcare fee is EUR 35.80 per term.

Earlier in September, Kela also sent reminders to the students who did not pay the healthcare fee by due date.