Proposal of new Affordable Thai Health Insurance

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Re: Proposal of new Affordable Thai Health Insurance

Post by LU » April 15, 2018, 9:46 pm

A fairly recent article from US News and World Reports.
https://www.usnews.com/news/world/artic ... rly-expats

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Re: Proposal of new Affordable Thai Health Insurance

Post by Faraday » April 22, 2018, 8:23 am

Any updates on this -when will the scheme be implemented?

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Re: Proposal of new Affordable Thai Health Insurance

Post by mortsyn » April 22, 2018, 12:41 pm

Within a few weeks. I will post on Udonmap when available. Stay tuned.

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Re: Proposal of new Affordable Thai Health Insurance

Post by Saminthailand » April 26, 2018, 12:58 pm

link please

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Re: Proposal of new Affordable Thai Health Insurance

Post by Faraday » May 29, 2018, 4:30 pm

mortsyn wrote:
April 22, 2018, 12:41 pm
Within a few weeks. I will post on Udonmap when available. Stay tuned.
What's the current situation?

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Re: Proposal of new Affordable Thai Health Insurance

Post by mortsyn » May 30, 2018, 11:53 am

The broker that negotiate with the insurance companies has said he should send out a status mail any day now. I will post that mail when it comes.

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Re: Proposal of new Affordable Thai Health Insurance

Post by DuiDui49 » May 31, 2018, 6:28 am

God morning !...And thanks for the update.

Have a good day :-)
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Re: Proposal of new Affordable Thai Health Insurance

Post by Faraday » May 31, 2018, 8:47 am

Yes, thanks for the update - had an email this morning.

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Re: Proposal of new Affordable Thai Health Insurance

Post by mortsyn » May 31, 2018, 2:39 pm

Dropbox link to the update e-mail from the broker:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2a9wxoupl0cwh ... 0.pdf?dl=0

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Re: Proposal of new Affordable Thai Health Insurance

Post by semperfiguy » June 22, 2018, 6:38 pm

I have entered two separate names and email addresses on the Bangkok Insurance Brokers website to receive information on the new health insurance scheme, and to this date I have never been contacted by email or otherwise from anyone personally.

Having said that, I have a friend who lives in my village that was approached last night by a farang who solicited him to purchase this policy and pay him one year in advance for the premiums. Personally, I smell a big rat here! According to the Bangkok Insurance Brokers website update, the program is still awaiting approval from the Insurance Commission. Why is it that I have never been contacted and another has already been presented the program for purchase?

Also, according to the Bangkok Insurance Brokers website, it looks like the anticipated monthly premium has been changed from 2000 to 3000 baht and the phrase pertaining to coverage for pre-existing conditions now contains wording that they are not sure they can get that feature: "Covers pre-existing medical conditions after the waiting period (not guaranteed we can get this feature)". It's beginning to sound as if this is not such a great deal after all!
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Re: Proposal of new Affordable Thai Health Insurance

Post by Faraday » June 22, 2018, 6:53 pm

Yup, I'm on the 'VIP list' & still nothing is happening.

Just seems to taking rather too long.

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Re: Proposal of new Affordable Thai Health Insurance

Post by parrot » June 22, 2018, 7:02 pm

Does anyone have a link to a Thai website that discusses this proposal? Thairath newspaper or other government website?
I'm probably missing something, but I don't see any Thai ref's to an actual proposal? Anyone?

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Re: Proposal of new Affordable Thai Health Insurance

Post by semperfiguy » June 22, 2018, 7:09 pm

parrot wrote:
June 22, 2018, 7:02 pm
Does anyone have a link to a Thai website that discusses this proposal? Thairath newspaper or other government website?
I'm probably missing something, but I don't see any Thai ref's to an actual proposal? Anyone?

The website is here: http://www.insurance-in-thailand.com/af ... -thailand/
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Re: Proposal of new Affordable Thai Health Insurance

Post by semperfiguy » June 24, 2018, 10:56 am

semperfiguy wrote:
June 22, 2018, 6:38 pm
I have entered two separate names and email addresses on the Bangkok Insurance Brokers website to receive information on the new health insurance scheme, and to this date I have never been contacted by email or otherwise from anyone personally.

Having said that, I have a friend who lives in my village that was approached last night by a farang who solicited him to purchase this policy and pay him one year in advance for the premiums. Personally, I smell a big rat here! According to the Bangkok Insurance Brokers website update, the program is still awaiting approval from the Insurance Commission. Why is it that I have never been contacted and another has already been presented the program for purchase?

Also, according to the Bangkok Insurance Brokers website, it looks like the anticipated monthly premium has been changed from 2000 to 3000 baht and the phrase pertaining to coverage for pre-existing conditions now contains wording that they are not sure they can get that feature: "Covers pre-existing medical conditions after the waiting period (not guaranteed we can get this feature)". It's beginning to sound as if this is not such a great deal after all!

Why is there almost total silence from the forum on these new revelations that I have posted pertaining to this new affordable health care scheme for expats? What happened to all the guys that were touting this fantastic deal earlier on?
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Re: Proposal of new Affordable Thai Health Insurance

Post by Lone Star » June 24, 2018, 11:07 am

semperfiguy wrote:
June 24, 2018, 10:56 am

Why is there almost total silence from the forum on these new revelations that I have posted pertaining to this new affordable health care scheme for expats? What happened to all the guys that were touting this fantastic deal earlier on?
I'm glad that there is something available -- or maybe there isn't something.

Since, I don't need any insurance, I haven't had much to say about any of this; but I'm not surprised at the lack of participation. Unless it's a potential hate-America thread or something about soccer, there isn't much activity. Most posters who seek help for information, rarely return to even say 'thank you'.

I hope there is eventually an alternative for expats who have no coverage and need it.
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