Summary of the 2017 annual report

The Finnish Pharmaceutical Insurance Pool (LVP) and the Finnish Co-operative for Pharmaceutical Injury Indemnities have not had an insurance agreement since 2012 and therefore these pools have not had any income from insurance premiums. The pool was put into run-off, so new cases of pharmaceutical injury will not be taken on, but in cases of old liabilities the pool will carry on as before.

In 2017, 20 claims regarding the Pandemrix vaccination were filed with the pool. By the end of 2017, a total of 418 Pandemrix-linked claims were filed, of which 311 concerned narcolepsy. Information about the number of claims filed was also added to the website.

In 2017, EUR 1.6 (2.0) million was paid out in compensation (including treatment costs of claims), and by the end of the year, the total liability was EUR 13.7 (17.2) million after deducting the re-insurers' share.

As regards narcolepsy patients, rehabilitation work was commenced in collaboration with the Insurance Rehabilitation Association of Finland (VKK).

Following the putting of the pool into run-off, in cases of old liabilities, the pool will carry on as before.

The Insurance Centre's office has been shared between the Patient Insurance Centre, the Motor Insurers' Centre, the Environmental Insurance Centre, the Pharmaceutical Insurance Pool and certain other pools. The operating costs have been divided between the organisations in the group on an incurrence basis.

Bodies in 2017

Board

  • Matti Sjögren, If, Chair
  • Kristiina Ellmén, OP, Vice-Chair
  • Mikko Suomalainen, LähiTapiola

Executive management of the pool in the Insurance Centre Group

  • Ulla Niku-Koskinen, Managing Director
  • Jari-Matti Lifländer, Director of Administration
  • Asko Nio, Director of Legislative Affairs
  • Simo Sarvamaa, Director of Actuarial Affairs until 29 September 2017
  • Ville Lilja, Director of Actuarial Affairs as of 20 November 2017
  • Leena-Mari Tanskanen, Head of Communications
  • Janne Jumppanen, Legal Affairs, Director of Motor Liability Insurance Unit
  • Minna Plit-Turunen, Director of Patient Insurance Unit

Auditors

Oy Tuokko Ltd

  • Jari Miikkulainen, APA (controlling auditor)
  • Janne Elo, APA

The official annual accounts are available for viewing at the LVP office, Itämerenkatu 11–13, Helsinki.

 

07.05.2018