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Mandatory health insurance for non-immigrant O-A retirement visa holders likely to take effect in July

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2 hours ago, Neeranam said:

No they are not.

There are only 25,000 words in the Thai language as compared to about  one million in English. So whether renew equals replace or extend the context is on the OA in that short paragraph. On the other hand if all inclusive you have 3 options: insurance , (which could be very creative ie 399000 deduct) agent or plan B     

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1 hour ago, jacko45k said:

No, as that is not really specific to Non-Imm-OA Visas obtained in your home country. A permission of stay is issued by Immigration at airports and border points (who can yet say whether insurance will be checked for here, for those using an OA Visa?). They can be extended at Immigration offices within the country. 

but you cant say for sure what the article meant in spite of your word games

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2 hours ago, jacko45k said:

Not really replaced, they expire. A new one is obtained, not really 'renewed', but we are only arguing semantics. 

when something expires, it is replaced

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when something expires, it is replaced

I’m sure when I expire I won’t be replaced , I mean how could they replace something this hansum !! [emoji51]
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On 5/16/2019 at 7:53 AM, malibukid said:

again because of the cheap charlies we are now paying a price.  same thing happened with the embassy letters.

Yes.

You are one of the few who is in touch with reality and the truth.

 

 

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been to two hospitals, in 5 years, Ekamai, Bkk, and Gov Hospital Pattaya,  after seeing the doctor, one goes to a seating area, wait until your number is called, pay the bill, go next counter , collect medicine,  no way in hell can you leave without paying. its all made up fantasy figures. my bill was 40,000, ha ha (joking) total piss take  

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8 hours ago, rabas said:

Yes, there are oodles of translations to choose from, but the most common are based on the same words. daw, daw ayhoo.  These are the terms used in the original Thai announcement by the director of the Department of Health Service. Perhaps K. Neeranam knows something helpful to the community that he could provide. We would all welcome that.

 

Anyway, I asked my resident lawyer, she agreed (my niece).

Although I don't know the context, 

"Daw ayoo" is appropriate for renewing something that you have ownership of, for example a driver's license.

"Daw" is used for extending something like a visa, where ownership is not permanent.

 

Just shouted over the fence at my neighbour, who is a Thai lawyer, educated in the US he agreed that they are not the same. The first is renew, the second, extend.

 

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On 5/15/2019 at 9:28 PM, pookiki said:

Yes, that's the first think I noticed.  Maybe 380,000 at the most.  Thirty-eight million would be over half of Thailand's current population!

Yes I have to agree, how could the Farangs represent more than half the Thai population?
Perhaps they should change the country name from Thailand to "Farangland" on those figures.

It seems to suggest a long held feeling that Thai forward planning is what am I having for lunch?

Blame anybody except yourself!

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Yes I have to agree, how could the Farangs represent more than half the Thai population?
Perhaps they should change the country name from Thailand to "Farangland" on those figures.
It seems to suggest a long held feeling that Thai forward planning is what am I having for lunch?
Blame anybody except yourself!

That error was cleared up, the 38 million were actual visitors in 2018, number of OA visa holders in 2018 was 80,950 .
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18 minutes ago, FredGallaher said:

Is ThaiVisa in the health insurance market (ThaiVisa Protect)? I just want to know.

Given there is a dedicated tab at the top of this page leading to  “ThaiVisa Health Protect”... Odds are high that they are shilling insurance... And this thread is a very good marketing tool... :coffee1:

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This has been on my mind ever since i first read about it. Having lived in Thailand for the past 12 years and during that time , made 3 hospital visits, i just cannot imagine how anybody can leave a hospital without paying the bill. I think that it is impossible !  However having deeply thought about it,  the fact that corruption in Thailand is rife just about everywhere i am asking the question. Perhaps those bills were all paid but pocketed and recorded as "Unpaid"   In this light i suggest that all these so called unpaid bills are seriously investigated one by one with some authority. It is not at all difficult to find the reported non payer as we all have to do 90 day reporting.  Just a thought.

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On 5/18/2019 at 7:43 AM, brewsterbudgen said:

If you are on an Extension of Stay based on retirement it won't affect you, as currently they are only talking about OA visas, and OX visas which have had the insurance requirement for some time.

Sent from my SM-G930F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
 

I use O-A Retirement visa

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On 5/18/2019 at 7:58 AM, Andrew Dwyer said:


Unfortunately Huckenfell gets a new OA from OZ every 2 years so without a doubt is affected by this new rule.
Of course he can get an extension by depositing or transfers to a Thai bank account, which I presume he has been avoiding, hence getting a new OA.
The loophole which the OA provided has been sussed !!

Options now are, pay the mandatory health insurance ( if possible ) or extend and deal with the financial requirements.
I don’t believe mandatory health insurance is required for extensions............yet !!

At 83 years of age, where can i get insurance ?

 

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At 83 years of age, where can i get insurance ?
 

Wish i had an answer for you, but I don’t.

Another option for you is to do an extension based on retirement, of course there’s the financial requirements to fulfill but I don’t see any other options.

You’re currently on an OA right ?, are you on the 1st year ( i.e. before its expiry date ) of it or have you left the country and are on the 2nd year permission to stay ?

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