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19 hours ago, fcbkk said:

orientalist, 'Kluay Nam Thai' happens to be reasonably near to my home. I am about to register for voluntary contributions and will have to choose a hospital. Distance would be an important factor for me, but seeing your comment i thought i'd better check.

Any specific reason why you stated this, e.g. are they not equipped for specific conditions etc?

P.S. Feel free to send as DM if you prefer not to post on here.

 

Many thanks

 

I saw GPs a couple of times and felt they really weren't very good. They did have an English-speaking PR lady who was helpful, though. I moved to Camillian, which was pretty good. Then they withdrew from SSO and I was put in Lertsin by default. But they specialise in orthopedics and I read there were long queues there so I never went. A year later I happened to be in Bangna 1 (middle of the year) and they invited me to sign up with them. They took care of everything. It is about the same quality as Camillian, and it is better if you can speak Thai. It may seem a long way, but you can get the BTS to Udom Suk, then the free shuttle to Central Bangna and walk over the footbridge.

 

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On 9/14/2019 at 12:51 PM, orientalist said:

 

I saw GPs a couple of times and felt they really weren't very good. They did have an English-speaking PR lady who was helpful, though. I moved to Camillian, which was pretty good. Then they withdrew from SSO and I was put in Lertsin by default. But they specialise in orthopedics and I read there were long queues there so I never went. A year later I happened to be in Bangna 1 (middle of the year) and they invited me to sign up with them. They took care of everything. It is about the same quality as Camillian, and it is better if you can speak Thai. It may seem a long way, but you can get the BTS to Udom Suk, then the free shuttle to Central Bangna and walk over the footbridge.

 

 

Thank you! Bangna is an option too, will probably sign up for the nearest option first and then change after a bit more time and research. 

 

Thanks all for info and thoughts. 

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On 2/23/2019 at 11:02 AM, KhunKenAP said:

They are correct. You need to go to your Social Security Office within 6-months to file for continuation of your medical benefits. You are also covered for the next 6-months from your retirement. I was at the Phyathai hospital this week and all was 100% covered. They also told me my regular medicine I take is fully covered.

I went to the SS in Khon Kaen and was told that I can't continue with the insurance. I told them I could and they said to wait until they tried to figure it out. This was one over a month ago and they didn't call back. I quit working 3 months ago and went to the hospital today to find that my SS has been stopped.

Are you sure that when you retire, you are continued for six months?

I'm going to have to go tomorrow and kick up a fuss.

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On 4/1/2019 at 11:17 AM, KhunKenAP said:

You are covered by Thai Social Security during that 6 month period

I wasn't.

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On 2/26/2019 at 10:06 AM, KhunKenAP said:

I have heard if you take a lump sum, you do not get SS medical coverage. I will ask in March when I return to their office.

Interesting, I just got 200k from them and they tell me in Khon Kaen I can't, but phoned Bangkok who tell nme I can

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On 1/23/2020 at 6:37 PM, Neeranam said:

Interesting, I just got 200k from them and they tell me in Khon Kaen I can't, but phoned Bangkok who tell nme I can

Did you ever get that sorted?

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1 hour ago, GarryP said:

Did you ever get that sorted?

Yes, I did. I pay 432 baht a month. 

Last two months were considerable less 86 baht. 

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1 hour ago, Neeranam said:

Yes, I did. I pay 432 baht a month. 

Last two months were considerable less 86 baht. 

I have been informed that I do not get the option of a lump sum. I will have to get it back as a pension. Not sure I will still be able to pay in for the health coverage though. Probably have to make do with the 30 Baht scheme, although SSO is preferable. 

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On 5/22/2020 at 5:51 PM, GarryP said:

I have been informed that I do not get the option of a lump sum. I will have to get it back as a pension. Not sure I will still be able to pay in for the health coverage though. Probably have to make do with the 30 Baht scheme, although SSO is preferable. 

Strange, did they say why? I thought you just have to be working for 15 months. 

I would only have to work for 3 years to get the amount of the lump sum back. 

 

Maybe in the future, I'll change to the 30 baht scheme, but perhaps the 432 baht a month is better. 

Not sure if there is a limit on the 30 baht coverage. 

 

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7 minutes ago, Neeranam said:

Strange, did they say why? I thought you just have to be working for 15 months. 

I would only have to work for 3 years to get the amount of the lump sum back. 

 

Maybe in the future, I'll change to the 30 baht scheme, but perhaps the 432 baht a month is better. 

Not sure if there is a limit on the 30 baht coverage. 

 

The reason I do not have the choice of the lump sum is because of the length of time I have been paying in. I have been paying in since the scheme for pension started. Once you hit a certain number of years, the lump sum is no longer an option apparently.  This is not a big issue for me, but I would like to retain the medical coverage as it is slightly better than the 30 Baht scheme. 

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