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Health insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners in Thailand

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On 5/13/2019 at 10:42 PM, gunderhill said:

dont  forget  the 10  copies  required  all  signed and  within 1  minute  of  applying.

all notarised

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Okay, we have insurance.
Malaysia and Indonesia have that.
I can accept that.

I just wish they would they would get there act together on immigration issues and all do the same thing.



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3 hours ago, Billy Bloggs said:

So everytime I go for treatment anywhere my passport is copied, so someone is incompetent here as all hospitals have to do is notify immigration, then the person is flagged and either on exit or they report they are held to account. If however its a problem of so many illegals who don't report then they have a bigger problem than people not paying at hospitals.

Exactly, well said.

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But then there this :- 
 

"UPDATE: Phuket Immigration Chief Col Kathathorn Kumthieng confirmed to The Phuket News today (May 14) that he has been informed of the new requirement but that he has yet to receive an order for his office to start applying it when processing applications for one-year Non-Immigrant O-A permits-to-stay.

Col Kathathorn also confirmed that the new insusrance requirement applies only to Non-Immigrant O-A "retirement" visas."


Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/cabinet-approves-mandatory-health-insurance-for-long-stay-visas-71424.php#pLgXBXuJ2VvlgRuJ.99
 
Apologies if some one has already posted this I'm only up to page 38  so far!  
O-A makes sense as each embassy will be in a better position if insurance offered in their respective country is acceptable or not. I don't think immigration office in Thailand will be able to do that.

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12 minutes ago, eddysmit said:

Exactly, well said.

Is there any evidence of immigration acting as debt collectors, I’m not aware of it?

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On 5/14/2019 at 5:10 AM, gunderhill said:

More vagueness.

BUPA Thailand told me that because I was hypertensive but maintained by a few little pills every day I had to sign a waiver stating that if I incurred any health problems due to it then I would not be covered. After a few years my rate was getting ridiculous and I also did not trust them as just about anything can be related to high blood pressure so I quit them.

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28 minutes ago, gmac said:

But then there this :- 

 

"UPDATE: Phuket Immigration Chief Col Kathathorn Kumthieng confirmed to The Phuket News today (May 14) that he has been informed of the new requirement but that he has yet to receive an order for his office to start applying it when processing applications for one-year Non-Immigrant O-A permits-to-stay.

Col Kathathorn also confirmed that the new insusrance requirement applies only to Non-Immigrant O-A "retirement" visas."


Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/cabinet-approves-mandatory-health-insurance-for-long-stay-visas-71424.php#pLgXBXuJ2VvlgRuJ.99

 

Apologies if some one has already posted this I'm only up to page 38  so far!  

Perhaps this is more accurate:   http://hss.moph.go.th/show_topic.php?id=2808

 

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On 5/14/2019 at 6:32 AM, alfalfa19 said:

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

no

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9 hours ago, gentlemanjackdarby said:

I'm not sure that all U.S. medical insurance does

 

I know that employer group plans certainly do and policies sold on the government exchanges do as well, but not all citizens have access to the exchanges;

 

It's unfortunate that the exchanges aren't functioning as intended because a lot of the big insurance companies have withdrawn - when I last looked at coverage available where I live, it was not very good and fairly expensive

Yes it is expensive. I pay 730USD per month with up to 7000USD maximum out of pocket. I'm 63. This is through CoveredCA which is California's version of Obamacare.

 

My policy says they will cover me outside of the USA for emergency situations to save my life but nothing more. I'm not sure how they decide this unless it is in the codes the hospital exchanges with Blue Shield. By the way, Blue Shield already has payment structures set up with hospitals all over the globe so having coverage here is not a matter of logistics.

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Posted (edited)

Folks dont worry Dr Nikki can write you a Heath insurance policy up to age 130 that gives you unlimited coverage and no deductible for 500 baht a year.....

dr-nick-riviera.jpg

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Hmmm...... bye bye Thailand I guess

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