Employees of EHIF

The supreme body of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund is the Supervisory Board, the members of which represent the interests of employers, insured persons and the state. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board is Minister of Health and Labour. The daily work of EHIF is managed by a four-member board. As at 2020, EHIF had 200 employees.

All employees

Legal and Information Management Department


The department advises the employees and contractual partners of the Health Insurance Fund in legal matters and ensures the effective functioning of the Health Insurance Fund through unified information management.

Osakonna juhataja Ergo Pallo

+372 620 8441

Lastekodu 48, Tallinn, 10113

Human Resources Department


We contribute to the development of the Health Insurance Fund by supporting the success of our employees at their various career stages.

Osakonna juhataja Krista Humal

+372 620 8461

Lastekodu 48, Tallinn, 10113

Health Communication Department


The competence of the department includes public relations of the Health Insurance Fund, marketing health literacy and projects, managing public websites, and organising international cooperation.

Osakonna juhataja Evelin Trink

+372 55 58 4027

Lastekodu 48, Tallinn, 10113

Customer Service Department


The task of the department is advising clients, managing customer service channels of the Health Insurance Fund, and processing certificates of incapacity for work.

Osakonna juhataja Maris Liitmäe

+372 603 3627

Lastekodu 48, Tallinn, 10113

Partnership Communications Department


The department supports the network of health care providers. We advise partners, help them navigate the landscape of health insurance, and enter into contracts so that invoices for health services provided to people are paid by the Health Insurance Fund. We recruit family physician for unassigned practice lists and contribute to the development and evaluation of the quality of health services.

Osakonna juhataja Marko Tähnas

+372 744 7496

Tartu, Riia 142, 50411

Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Department


The department provides necessary medicinal products and medical devices intended for independent use to physicians and patients, while being responsible for the budget allocated for this and ensuring that tax revenue is used appropriately.

Osakonna juhataja Erki Laidmäe

+372 620 8435

Lastekodu 48, Tallinn, 10113

Finance Department


The competence of the department includes comprehensive organisation of management accounting of the Health Insurance Fund and development of work processes, organising accounting and processing of treatment invoices. In addition, the competence of the department includes matters related to health services provided in the European Union.

Osakonna juhataja Riho Peek

+372 620 8347

Lastekodu 48, Tallinn, 10113

Analytics Department


The task of the department is to turn data into information. We offer interactive desktops for departments, solve questions that have arisen with more or less extensive analysis, we develop statistical models, where necessary, to find coding errors and predict future phenomena. In addition, we provide all kinds of analytical advice.

Osakonna juhataja Kadri Haller-Kikkatalo

Tartu, Riia 142, 50411

Cloud Department

Jüri-August Kirch

The task of the team is to organise the management of technical IT services and products. The team is responsible for ensuring that the IT services and products of the Health Insurance Fund function, incidents are resolved, changes are implemented, and cloud machinery functions.

Osakonna juhataja Jüri-August Kirch

+372 54 33 0155

Lastekodu 48, Tallinn, 10113

Development Department

Arendusosakonna juhataja Jaarika Järviste

The Development Department ensures fast and high-quality development of the health care system and services that meet the expectations of the users of the Health Insurance Fund. In addition, we manage e-Health products and support the growth of innovation capacity of health care. All to ensure that the selection of convenient and necessary health services for the Estonian people expands quickly and wisely.

Osakonna juhataja Jaarika Järviste

+372 603 3641

Lastekodu 48, Tallinn, 10113

Supervisory Department


The competence of the department includes ensuring the expedient use of health insurance funds of the Health Insurance Fund, which includes preventing damage, recovering damage and undue benefits out of court or through court proceedings.

Osakonna juhataja Jelena Kont

+372 335 4491

Jõhvi, Nooruse 5, 41597

Audit Committee

  1. Elle Pütsepp
  2. Kristi Toommägi
  3. Viktor Vassiljev

Medical Services Department


The department develops high-quality family medical care, specialized medical care, nursing care and dental care through making new services available, developing care pathways and service models, measuring quality (incl. results and experience reported by the patient), and developing supportive payment methods. We also ensure that the prices of the services cover the actual optimal costs of service providers. Where necessary services are not available in Estonia, we pay for treatment abroad.

Osakonna juhataja Tiina Sats

+372 620 8473

Lastekodu 48, Tallinn, 10113

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