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BANGKOK 27 June 2019 19:52
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Health insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners in Thailand

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32 minutes ago, cheshiremusicman said:

Why not insist, that ALL people using the Thai National Health Services have to deposit their passports at the hospital until discharged after paying for their treatment - problem solved!

Burmese, Laos and Cambodians don't generally have passports, so it wouldn't solve the problem.

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Most of the 112 page of these thread were discussion for nothing...

 

Mandatory health insurance for over 50s in Thailand only affects those on Non-Immigrant Visa O-A

The requirement for mandatory health insurance does not affect those people who stay in Thailand on a Non O extension of stay based on retirement.

 

 

 

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On 5/24/2019 at 3:34 PM, Pattaya46 said:

Most of the 112 page of these thread were discussion for nothing...

Mandatory health insurance for over 50s in Thailand only affects those on Non-Immigrant Visa O-A

The requirement for mandatory health insurance does not affect those people who stay in Thailand on a Non O extension of stay based on retirement.

 

 

Agree!  Much of the past month's discussions have been due to lack of precision in the early announcements... which continues slightly in this post.

" The requirement for mandatory health insurance does not affect those people who stay in Thailand on a Non O extension of stay based on retirement.
The requirement also does not apply to those staying in Thailand on a marriage extension or an extension of stay based on being a parent to a Thai child."
 
Even this post could be more precise by saying that "those newly applying to stay in Thailand" ... or ...
IMPLIED BUT NOT EXPLICITLY STATED, THAT AN EXTENSION OF THE "O-A" VISA AS SHOWN IN THE PHOTO (IF DONE WITHIN THAILAND) IS CONSIDERED A NON O EXTENSION.

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Will immigration accept Tricare medical insurance to renew the retirement visa?

At this point there is no requirement for medical insurance if one is attempting to buy an extension of stay obtained in Thailand and going forward who knows what will happen. The only visa that is an actual visa and appears to require medical insurance is the non imm o-a multi entry visa that is only bought from a Thai Embassy or Consulate in one’s home country. It looks like that requirement will start June 1, although that date appears to be a tad nebulous.

 

 

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