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BANGKOK 21 May 2019 04:01
marcusarelus

July 1, 2019 Insurance may become mandatory.

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Humor me for a second.  Lets say I go in for a retirement extension, my 20th on July 1, 2019.  800k in the bank.  I don't read Thai Visa and the IO tells me I cannot get an extension without the new mandatory health insurance.  Then what happens?  Do I get some time to get it?  Or, do they kick me out of the country?  Do I get another type of visa for a short term stay?  What happens? 

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well better to go in 30 days BEFORE, ( June 1st)  ur extension is due to expire>>So you have time to get what you need

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1 minute ago, phuketrichard said:

well better to go in 30 days BEFORE, ( June 1st)  ur extension is due to expire>>So you have time to get what you need

What would I get?  What would be the easiest.  That's my question.  Or will IO give me a month or so to work out the alternatives or will they have any idea how much money will indemnify my stay?

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6 minutes ago, marcusarelus said:

If it is for O-A why do they list only Thai insurance carriers? How would I buy Thai medical insurance in America?  Would they write the policy sight unseen?

They do not require only Thai insurance companies. Anyway not getting into this imaginary future requirement. 

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Just now, DrJack54 said:

They do not require only Thai insurance companies. Anyway not getting into this imaginary future requirement. 

What use was it for them to list Thai insurance companies?  Since it is only for O-A visa's no one would ever use the companies?  Are they that inept, both the insurance companies and the foreign service guys?

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11 minutes ago, phuketrichard said:

well better to go in 30 days BEFORE, ( June 1st)  ur extension is due to expire>>So you have time to get what you need

On extension based on retirement he will not require insurance currently. Perhaps I should start topic "what if money in bank is increased to 2 million baht"

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Just now, DrJack54 said:

On extension based on retirement he will not require insurance currently. Perhaps I should start topic "what if money in bank is increased to 2 million baht"

Why did a foreign service executive announce that had passed in a cabinet meeting too like the insurance requirement?

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2 minutes ago, marcusarelus said:

What use was it for them to list Thai insurance companies?  Since it is only for O-A visa's no one would ever use the companies?  Are they that inept, both the insurance companies and the foreign service guys?

Related how? To your OP. 

They can list what they like. Your choice. Again more type for type sake.

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What if...... What if...... Why not just stick to what's been confirmed by Cabinet, but isn't even law yet? Wait and see what the Police Order says.

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It would probably depend on the immigration officer's mood, just like everything else. For the people over 50's that don't have health insurance, they better get their act together and get it asap. They have about 45 days to do it.

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Just now, DrJack54 said:

Related how? To your OP. 

They can list what they like. Your choice. Again more type for type sake.

If the insurance purchase was only for use outside of Thailand why would the insurance companies do all that work to get websites up and why would the Ministry pay for

WELCOME TO THAILAND

Apply for Health Insurance for Long Stay Visa.  https://longstay.tgia.org/

 

They would not do that if it were not to be used for extensions. 

 

It's obvious.  They said it incorrectly but all the work of the ministry and insurance companies makes it plain what is their intent. 

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20 minutes ago, marcusarelus said:

If it is for O-A why do they list only Thai insurance carriers? How would I buy Thai medical insurance in America?  Would they write the policy sight unseen?

 

Don't think it is really fair to accuse me of starting a crazy fear topic when we all have read the topic, "Health insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners in Thailand."  is it?

Don't just read heading. The "long stay" is bit misleading. Often used as nick for "non imm O-A long stay". Visa obtained in ones own country. For someone with 4k posts. What's going on?

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