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BANGKOK 20 July 2019 12:56
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Health insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners in Thailand

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12 minutes ago, mfd101 said:

And the difference between a 'visa renewal' and a 'visa extension' is?

A Visa allows you to vis, i.e., cross the border and enter.

An extension (of stay) allows you to stay longer.

 

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The immigration computer will tell them when you left and when you returned. Sorry can't get away with it that easily.
A poster booster that he was away from the UK for over 7 yrs, says he returned to the UK to have an operation, guess he was using a false address maybe family or friends address.

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Compared with this new insurance scam the Elite visa is cheap as chips with ~8.300 per month.

The best you get hassle free 5 year visa with great service and free limo.

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I fully understand the requirement for insurance, however this package appears miss the 3 week tourists who arrive without insurance.

My suggestion would be 1000 baht on arrival for each month duration of stay in Thailand, pushed into a central medical fund for Aliens in Thailand. Easy to apply and should prove adequate if not abused. Review P&L after 12 months then review.

Any subsequent extension of stay same charge applies.

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I think the millions of uninsured tourists put far more burden on medical services than the 1000's of foreigners living here. having said that, everyone should take steps to get insurance, regardless of their type of visa. Fortunately, my wife is a civil servant, so I'm covered. No idea if this will apply to those on B visas. 

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i have been in outpatients twice in 6 years, first  time 4 years ago (air polution shadow on lung)) BKK , x ray, all the checks, bill less than 2000, second time Pattaaya, same procedure, (gall stone) bill 1400. how the hell does this add up to 40,000 this is in 6 years by the way, if that were the case it would have cost me 240,000 not 2400, a bloody joke.the number of times i have have been aware of Thais trotting off to hospital with a dam headache, its unbelievable, whilst us farangs just get on with it. like when we  get the runs, and i get every single time *why you not go to hospital* lol

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4 hours ago, gunderhill said:

so kind of  him to  tell us

Any quick to lead us by the nose to an insurance portal longstay.tgia.org. The ones who will benefit the most. 

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1 minute ago, 473geo said:

I fully understand the requirement for insurance, however this package appears miss the 3 week tourists who arrive without insurance.

My suggestion would be 1000 baht on arrival for each month duration of stay in Thailand, pushed into a central medical fund for Aliens in Thailand. Easy to apply and should prove adequate if not abused. Review P&L after 12 months then review.

Any subsequent extension of stay same charge applies.

I think 500 was added a few years ago. That fund has been cleared out already by various officials

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not sure if this is really official or not yet nor if there will be additional fine print, we'll see.

 

I have health ins with one of the providers listed on that website. It's not very high coverage and I opted for a deductible and no OP coverage, and I haven't been sick or needed a hospital since I was 6yrs old (knock on wooden head). However I feel a bit better knowing I have reasonable coverage if ------ happened.

 

Hmm, the LongStayCoverage Plan premium for my age is 87,000 baht annual which provides lesser total coverage than I have now with same company. My current annual is 37,000 before discounts applied. So, pending fine print, clarifications, and official announcements it appears another 50,000b will be needed.

 

If it involves government and big business it will involve corruption, graft, and theft. Same as in the ussa.

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1 minute ago, Longcut said:

So, if they make this mandatory and everyone gets a health insurance policy. What is the point of requiring 800K baht in the bank? What excuse are they going to use to mandate that?

 

 So you can pay your rent, don't end up living like a bum on the street, can feed and clothe yourself and have money left over for girlies - what else.

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