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    Cremation insurance???

    Is there anything like cremation insurance in Thailand? I am told that if the American Embassy has to pay to have me cremated, they will go after my relatives in the USA to reimburse them for the expenses. I don't want to burden them with that cost. Any information on cremation insurance and the likely cost of such a policy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jools View Post
    Is there anything like cremation insurance in Thailand? I am told that if the American Embassy has to pay to have me cremated, they will go after my relatives in the USA to reimburse them for the expenses. I don't want to burden them with that cost. Any information on cremation insurance and the likely cost of such a policy?
    Assuming that you bank in Thailand, I would speak to your branch about life insurance (don't believe that there would be specific 'cremation insurance'). It might be advisable to ask locally as to what the actual temple fees are for cremation (think they would be very modest). You might also consider having a Thai will prepared, with somebody named as your Executor to carry out your wishes.

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    You get cremated FREE. You just make a enveloped donation to the monks who provide the spiritual service.

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    Cremation can be done at a very low cost. I know an American who died in a local hospital leaving his wife practically penniless. The wife had his body transported to the city crematorium and fired up for the big sum of B 1,000. She went the next day and collected some bones to send to his family.

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    In our village we pay 50 baht a year into the village fund and that covers all the costs of the funeral, cremation and so on. It took a couple of years but I'm now in the scheme too. It seems to work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    In our village we pay 50 baht a year into the village fund
    Different villages different practices. Here they pay every time someone dies. The elderly pay 30 Baht the younger 50 Baht. The bigger the cooperative the bigger the payout. Some people have more than one policy. And so it goes.

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    Avoid cremation ? Wear a WET suit or dribble a lot.

    Seriously you could pre pay or buy a burial plot

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    You are talking about a few thousand baht at the most not a few thousand dollars,5,000 baht should cover the costs just give it to someone you know and trust to pay for the cremation , if they don't do it what's the problem you're dead

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    I think the OP was worried that
    they will go after my relatives in the USA to reimburse them for the expenses.

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    Jesus Christ, if plebs are worried about the cost of dieing in Thailand they would not dare die in their own country.

    Fook in ell eh.

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    Just leave a tank of petrol, a box of matches and a few instructions on the back of a beer mat.

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    Buy a pig

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    I had burial insurance when I lived in the USA. Very inexpensive. I was merely looking for a similar option locally for cremation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Different villages different practices. Here they pay every time someone dies. The elderly pay 30 Baht the younger 50 Baht. The bigger the cooperative the bigger the payout. Some people have more than one policy. And so it goes.
    I don't live in a village. I live in Pattaya. I am familiar with the village funds that you are referring to. An old girlfriend told me about her father's cremation which was covered by their fund. I am looking for something specific to cremation and final expenses. My family in the USA should not have to be bothered with details of my death. They know of my plans and I do not want the Embassy badgering them with requests for reimbursement.

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    ^Send Jack Levy an email and see what he has to say. If anyone in Pattaya will know about funeral insurance (or any insurance) here, he will.
    Jack@macallanbroker.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jools View Post
    I was merely looking for a similar option locally for cremation.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jools View Post
    I am looking for something specific to cremation and final expenses.
    There are 'Undertakers' for farang in Pattaya. Try
    Thai888 Law Company and Allison Monkhouse Funeral Directors
    Address: View Talay Condo 5D, 478/10 Thappraya Rd, Office 10 and 12, Jomtien, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150

    Hours:
    Closed now

    Phone: 080 102 8978

    This link may help you as well. https://photos.state.gov/libraries/t...ith_prices.pdf
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