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BANGKOK 27 June 2019 03:56
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Health insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners in Thailand

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20 minutes ago, alfalfa19 said:

does medicare parts a and b work in thailand, does anyone know?

No, only in America.  

 

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2 hours ago, gk10002000 said:

Indeed.  So more paperwork because some people abused the system.  So one will have to show something in advance when first getting the visa and later when applying for the extension.  So many issues will arise.  If somebody was moving there and planned to get a policy while in Thailand, but doesn't have one yet.  Addresses to put on forms will not exist yet.   Oh what a mess.  And the approval or validation of existing and proper insurance?  Goodness.  The Thais and some embassies can't even agree on the income methods, types of income, verification, etc.

Exactly...and immigration is already a mess and confusing..not to mention rules change from one immigration office to the other..no consistency

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39 minutes ago, Thailand said:

I wonder what other little gems TI can come up with to force long stay residence to have to seek alternatives.

We already pay large premiums but just below the new requirements, too damned old to increase the cover.

 

Lovely home for sale in the smog bound steaming north.

I see  the 1 million in the bank requirement, just round the corner .

 

How much for the house, cash only, 

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1 minute ago, Sticky Wicket said:

The outpatient bit is the kicker, that's where it can get expensive.

I'm 42 & have BUPA and pay about 40k per year , no outpatient. 

It goes up a hell of a lot when you add that.

They must be absolutely desperate not to have ONE unpaid foreign bill.

God forbid!!!

No they're not. They just exclude preexisting conditions. This isn't really about covering people.

Welcome to shakeout city. 

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1 minute ago, RotBenz8888 said:

How are they going to interpret all those foreign insurance policies? Maybe they'll demand a letter from your embassy stating you're fully insured?

Exactly, it's going to be a nightmare for people.

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Just now, RotBenz8888 said:

How are they going to interpret all those foreign insurance policies? Maybe they'll demand a letter from your embassy stating you're fully insured?

OR maybe they will demand that only local insurance coverage is acceptable. Makes sense again. Keep the baht in the country.

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