Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners

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Re: Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners

Post by semperfiguy » May 14, 2019, 4:35 pm

kopkei wrote:
May 14, 2019, 3:12 pm
all these storms in a glass of water because many people can not read comprehensibly?
Col Kathathorn also confirmed that the new insurance requirement applies only to Non-Immigrant O-A "retirement" visas.
Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/cabinet-a ... wVhqqRr.99
clear enough? ;)
Sir, I wouldn't trust that English translation pertaining to retirement visas. As I understand it, any Non-Immigrant O-A could be an extension of stay based on retirement, marriage or a number of other categories. I'm sure the word "retirement" was loosly used here.
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Re: Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners

Post by Hoopoe » May 15, 2019, 6:18 am

/www.thephuketnews.com/cabinet-approves- ... z7X1qPq.97

Interesting read , states for non o-a visa's only , don't panic ! panic now , 555

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Post by noosard » May 15, 2019, 6:43 am

This mandatory insurance is only being suggested ie not law yet
If becomes law will probably be all over 50s
The suggested insurance companies all have high premiums mine at 51k
Saw a cheaper one at thaihealth.co.th this site 16k

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Re: Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners

Post by choi choi » May 15, 2019, 7:53 am

At 77, What insurance company insure me? In their eyes,I'm at deaths door!

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Post by Zidane » May 15, 2019, 8:56 am

It might never happen so dont worry.....
Just when I thought our chance had passed,you go and save the best for last.

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Post by macca46 » May 15, 2019, 9:51 am

According to Ubon Joe on TV it only applies when you want an OA long stay visa when getting it from the the Thai Embassy in your home country.

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Post by tamada » May 15, 2019, 10:51 am

choi choi wrote:
May 15, 2019, 7:53 am
At 77, What insurance company insure me? In their eyes,I'm at deaths door!
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Post by mathusalah80 » May 15, 2019, 11:04 am

choi choi wrote:
May 15, 2019, 7:53 am
At 77, What insurance company insure me? In their eyes,I'm at deaths door!
In which case, at my current age of 88 years, I would be considered already dead! :( So presumably I would be exempt from this requirement! ;) :D

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Post by choi choi » May 15, 2019, 12:51 pm

They wont have any sympathy! But they wont send you back! Dont worry too expensive .Just get you toasted1 Free of charge!

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Post by tamada » May 15, 2019, 1:05 pm

mathusalah80 wrote:
May 15, 2019, 11:04 am
choi choi wrote:
May 15, 2019, 7:53 am
At 77, What insurance company insure me? In their eyes,I'm at deaths door!
In which case, at my current age of 88 years, I would be considered already dead! :( So presumably I would be exempt from this requirement! ;) :D
Respect sir! 88 is far, far more than a 'good innings' as my late dad would say.

Think of how you may have dodged the bullet back in the UK where, once you have turned the grand old age of 70 (65 for women) the 'wonderful' NHS employ a sliding scale of palliative care that is inversely proportional to the amount of prescriptions they dole out to address the incrementally failing health caused by the sliding scale of palliative care...

And it's free!

(In Scotland, even the drugs are free)

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Re: Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners

Post by saint » May 15, 2019, 1:21 pm

Free drugs in Scotland . That explains a lot . :lol: :lol:

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Post by tamada » May 15, 2019, 5:18 pm

saint wrote:
May 15, 2019, 1:21 pm
Free drugs in Scotland . That explains a lot . :lol: :lol:
LOL... an therr wuz you thinkin' it was all aboot yon Irn Bru.

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Re: Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners

Post by Doodoo » May 15, 2019, 6:34 pm

Hold on Boys until the dust settles

We have seen many new rules incorporated and weeks later they pull them back and circle the wagons, examples would be the new law of no one riding in the back of pickups, no need to carry a drivers license any more, no issuing of Red Plates anymore etc

One thing that could be done and should be done is a Grand Father clause for this that choose. Also this should not start now but a given date in the future to iron out all the bugs before implementing, say Year End 2019. This will help the Expats and also the Immigration Outlets to adjust. Clarify the amount of cash is needed if you cant get insurance in writing Kingdom wise, in WRITING for ALL to see and adhere to

Can only hope this change will in the end not affect many Expats

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Re: Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners

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