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BANGKOK 25 June 2019 23:17
snoop1130

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

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4 minutes ago, rabas said:

Can you find any Embassy that still offers a Non-O visa for retirement? I've tried and can only find Non-OA for retirement. //

Thai Embassy in France states several possibilities to get a Non-O, and the fourth point is "4. Being over 50 and not working", so ok for Retirement. :cool:

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53 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

All vehicles have compulsory 3rd party person insurance, PorLor Bor insurance paid when you get the annual sticker. This insurance pays out no matter what even if driver has no license, drunk etc. Your home country would have a similar compulsory coverage, in Australia for example its called CTP insurance.

I get your point though, a big accident above what the insurance pays probably does account for some of the unpaid.

Only if they are registered.  I see lots of them that are not.

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Everyone here (IMO) are incorrectly assuming that the high figures for non payment of medical bills for O-A visa holders are Faragngs from the West, IMO it is more likely to be Asians and especially perhaps Chinese.

 

I don't think there are too many western Farangs living here use O-X Visa types, we have no idea of the preferred choice for Asian countries but it could well be O-A type Visa's 

 

I suggested months ago that a simple 500baht entry fee (already suggested earlier) for all visitors entering Thailand would more than cover any costs shown in the OP but then that would have to include those entering from local neighbours like Cambodia and Myanmar but  -

 

That would mean private hospitals and owners having to apply to Government for non paid bills perhaps at cost with profits excluded - they wouldn't like that.

 

Those here on 12 month extensions are now having to keep 400k 12 month balance in their accounts - this is a bond and it is IMO exactly for the purpose of such things as paying for medical bills - what puzzles me is that those on income type extensions don't have to have this balance - maybe they consider 65k a month enough to cover - the clue could be the Insurance requirements in the OP - Bt400,000 cover and Bt40,000 OP cover - anyone on a 12 month extension already should have that covered either way

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Just now, connda said:
11 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

2018  Non-immigrant (O-A) visa holders: 38 million 

There are lies, damn lies, and statistics.

Explained many times already. 38 million is the total number of people entering in Thailand last year. Someone took the figures on the wrong line :wink:

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9 minutes ago, joevanwyck said:

I am also on Tricare. Which international hospitals are you referring too? Thanks, Joe.

Joe

I have used Bumrungrad Hospital for the last 13 years. 

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10 hours ago, gunderhill said:

but four  fifths  did!!

No you’re wrong, I’ve just calculated it and it proves that eleven fifths paid

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Farang exit strategy....with medical insurance the vehicle.

 

Its the usual sham

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