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Why can't an American resident of Thailand buy short term medical insurance for a trip to the US?

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It seems like it's impossible for an American resident of Thailand to buy short term medical insurance at any price for a trip to the US. Why can a Thai buy coverage for the same trip, but not an American?

 

I'm aware that World Nomads and other organizations will sell you trip insurance, but there is great debate as to whether this would cover say medical bills after a car accident.

 

If anyone can explain why this is or has figured out a solution, I'd appreciate it.

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Have you contacted AA Insurance Brokers in Chonburi? I purchased short-term medical insurance from them for a trip to the USA in 2015.

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Not sure about a Thai but it isn't about Trump, Over a decade I once brought and look into travel insurance gotten at AA, if you do get one the coverage is minimum at best and you got to pay up front due to the high cost of medical in the U.S. many will not provide coverage.

Also, many of the medical policy purchased in Thailand that cover outside will not cover U.S. from my experience unless it is an International one? 

 

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16 hours ago, luther said:

If anyone can explain why this is or has figured out a solution, I'd appreciate it.

The Insure My Trip site will offer up policies for US citizens visiting the US

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20 minutes ago, dsj said:

I have an insurance broker that I use here in Thailand, and he gave me a website that provides travel insurance, check it out.

You can PM me if you want his contact.

https://www.journeyman-services.com/quotes/travelInsurance.php?ref=TIGON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worldwide Travel_Go Plan_Nov'18.pdf 136.11 kB · 1 download

only covers up to 30 days

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I insured my trips with Allianz in Hat Yai, Europe though is slightly cheaper, than the US or Canada. No problems at all. But I am not an American.

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Check with Aetna. I have used it many times. 

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15 hours ago, elektrified said:

Have you contacted AA Insurance Brokers in Chonburi? I purchased short-term medical insurance from them for a trip to the USA in 2015.

What policy did you purchase pls?

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You can...travel insurance covers the trip and time spent in USA.

 

Ask Frank.co.th.

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48 minutes ago, LawrenceN said:

Check with Aetna. I have used it many times. 

I agree, I've purchased American trip coverage from BUPA/Aetna twice.

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If you are a permanent resident or have a work permit, you can get free complimentary travel insurance if you have a Thai Citibank Platinum Visa Card and spend a minimum of B10,000 whilst travelling on up to a 10 day trip. Travel and accident coverage B1.5Million, Medical expenses B1.5Million. (Register with www.Cigna.co.th 1 day before your trip and they will send your covernote by e-mail)

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What I get for trips of a month, is an STM Policy..I go to www.insubuy.com

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