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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    I can see this being the last straw for a lot of people
    Yes - if, Thailand does, in fact, make having medical insurance mandatory, it will disqualify folks - many will not be able to meet the criteria to receive "permission" to stay in Thailand. So Be It. The folks who will be hurt are the ones who have established roots and/or have family here.

    On the Thai side, the folks that will be hurt are the ones who make their living off of us, and, of course, Family.

    So, first, the only requirement for medical insurance today is for the 5/5 ten year long term visa (which, by the way, requires THB 3M tied up in the bank. So, those who are required to have medical insurance as a qualification can probably afford it without a second thought.

    Now, the Thai's may well have discussed making medical insurance mandatory, and, I seriously hope, that the issue of family disruptions which could/will result have been brought up, reviewed, and accounted for. Again, nobody (well, none of us) knows anything official as of yet. I would hope that for humanitarian reasons, an out is provided for family folk. It would be a serious flaw if families did in fact get forced to repatriate and/or get broken up over an issue as "minor" as healthcare in Thailand. It may happen that one solution will be a mass exodus from "retirement" extensions to "spousal/family" extensions. Hmm... more work for the IO's.

    But - as it stands now, only the 5/5 ten year long term visa has a mandatory insurance requirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    so those listed companies in the scam,

    Fixed that for you.

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    TBH, they are doing a lot of these farangs a favor, things are going to be more ugly soon, let the weak and the old move out before it's too late

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    Quote Originally Posted by charleyboy View Post
    Fixed that for you.
    Hasnt been implemented yet so how is it a scam ?

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    Right now all this is complete idle talk. There is nothing really to react to. Pull up a chair, have a drink, reeeeeeelaxx...

    And for Gods sake, do not jump off any rooftops.....Its a bit premature....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Right now all this is complete idle talk.
    Is it?

    Cabinet approves mandatory health insurance for long-stay visas

    [COLOR=#6C757D !important]PHUKET: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has announced that Cabinet has approved mandatory health insurance as a new requirement for all foreigners staying in the country on one-year Non-Immigrant O-A “visas”, or “permits-to-stay” - better known simply as ’retirement visas’.[/COLOR]


    Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/cabine...gV1e0ZETcB1.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Keep paying the Thai SS after you finish work and your covered, mine is 400b a month.
    Was not sure I could continue to pay after leaving work, so nice to know.

    However, I do wonder whether it will be counted as acceptable during the visa process given how literal the immigration officers can be sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Is it?
    Well to me it is. Sure they have the proposed plan and they have it some what outlined. There is no implementation date. Until that happens with the new Thai executive order its just talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Was not sure I could continue to pay after leaving work, so nice to know.
    Yes it is convenient and good to know. Currently I pay in max for Thai SS.

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    What gets me are the people that think they have some sort of right to live here.


    I'm 68.
    Possibly a pervert.
    On state benefits.
    Can't afford health insurance, but want to come to your country to live, for no other reason than I want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    I'm 68.
    Possibly a pervert.
    On state benefits.
    Can't afford health insurance, but want to come to your country to live, for no other reason than I want to.
    And I'll also incessantly bad your people and nation while I'm here...Likely whilst fondling a girl young enough to be my granddaughter
    FTFY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    I'm 68.
    Possibly a pervert.
    On state benefits.
    Can't afford health insurance, but want to come to your country to live, for no other reason than I want to.

    Well, Lu, when the boys in brown show up at your door - you won't have to wonder why.

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    The secret's out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    What gets me are the people that think they have some sort of right to live here.


    I'm 68.
    Possibly a pervert.
    On state benefits.
    Can't afford health insurance, but want to come to your country to live, for no other reason than I want to.
    Had you down as a bit younger to be honest Lu....

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    Anyway, for what its worth - from that "other" site:


    The requirement for mandatory health insurance appears to only affect those applying for a Non-Immigrant Visa OA.

    According to the announcement on the
    Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) website, it does not affect anyone who stays in Thailand on an extension of stay based on retirement, which is often incorrectly referred to as a ‘retirement visa’.


    Extensions of stay are not visas. Most retirees who stay in Thailand do so on an ‘extension of stay based on retirement’.

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    ...^yep...much ado about nothing due to poor initial reporting in the local media: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/110..._campaign=news

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Extensions of stay are not visas
    Yes they are. Any entry in a passport giving permission to stay is called a 'visa'. So, sorry to disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    So, sorry to disagree.
    You're not disagreeing with me, TV's terminology

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    Only the Shit stains who have the O-A Visa will be subject to Mandatory Insurance at the moment so all you throttlers who get your Extention of Stay inside shitsville aint got nuttin to worry about at the moment.

    The A-O Visa can only be obtained outside shittersville so you lot can put ya Dildos back in and go have a few bongs and a carton of piss to relax ya selves.

    Good innit fookers.
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    My self receives my O-A Visa in Perth so i will need to deal with this new Insurance gig. Thing is im not a Lo rent peasant like many sex pats so i dont give a flyin fuk about it.

    Get it urp ya fookers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    My self receives my O-A Visa in Perth so i will need to deal with this new Insurance gig. Thing is im not a Lo rent peasant like many sex pats so i dont give a flyin fuk about it.

    Get it urp ya fookers.
    You moved out of that shoe box in boyztown then?

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    A bit more - First O-X's set to add O-A's - meeting again next week - see what happens on the 22nd



    https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/thailand-set-to-deny-visas-to-retirees-without-insurance/


    Thailand set to deny visas to retirees without insurance

    By Teirra Kamolvattanavith
    May. 15, 2019

    Older foreigners living in Thailand will lose their visas without adequate health insurance under new rules still being written and yet to go into effect.

    The Public Health Ministry and related agencies will meet again May 22 to discuss a proposal to mandate health insurance for all long-stay expats over 50 applying for one-year retirement visas.

    Though one representative said fewer than half of the regs have been written, the broad outlines are clear: Retirement visa applicants must possess health insurance certificates for policies covering at least THB40,000 annually for outpatient treatment and no less than THB400,000 a year in inpatient costs.

    Health officials believe the insurance mandate is justified by the increased health issues – and higher costs – of older expats, according to a representative from the ministry’s Bureau of International Health who asked not to be identified.

    While the new rules were approved on April 2, the ministry has yet to finalize the details, said the representative, who said that not even half were written when the last meeting was convened in late April.

    Failure to meet the new requirement will lead to the annulment or rejection of one’s visa.

    =The new requirement would apply to foreigners 50 and up in the country on the
    O-A retirement visa. It is already mandated to obtain an O-X visa – another long-term visa introduced three years ago for those 50 and up that is good for five years.

    Employment under either retirement visa type is strictly prohibited.

    Foreigners will be able to buy insurance from participating companies – including Thaivivat Insurance Public Health Co. Ltd., Pacific Cross Health Insurance Co. Ltd and Bangkok Insurance Public Co. Ltd. – via the
    Thai General Insurance Association. Premiums and the cost of the insurance depends on the company and specific plans chosen.

    Applicants must contact authorized insurance companies directly to obtain a policy. Questions about the application can be directed to the insurance companies.

    Any foreigner wishing to use health insurance purchased overseas must ensure it meets the minimum coverage requirements. Details regarding overseas policies are still being hashed out.

    For more information about the visa and the documents required to apply, visit the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s
    online consular services.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    it does not affect anyone who stays in Thailand on an extension of stay based on retirement
    Exactly what Immigration in Roi Et told me when I inquired about the health insurance requirement.

    "No K. Norton, does not apply to you. Only difference this year from last you will have to get statement from bank showing at least 65,000 baht per month transferred into your account rather than the US Embassy letter you used last year. Because of some confusion, you only need show 65k baht into your bank for 3 months prior to your application for extension to stay."

    When in doubt ask your local office. Not rocket science. End of the day, your local office has discretion and the final say anyway.

    Note, the answer you get at your office may differ from mine.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    When in doubt ask your local office. Not rocket science
    No, and the officers in there aren't rocket scientists. I once did like you Mr Norton. I got an answer and followed it through on my next visit. On my next visit the twat who answered my question denied saying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    No, and the officers in there aren't rocket scientists. I once did like you Mr Norton. I got an answer and followed it through on my next visit. On my next visit the twat who answered my question denied saying it.
    There are without doubt offices and officers who pull crap such as above. I have never run across it. 30 years here dealing with 4 different offices. Yes there have been misunderstandings but none that could not be sorted in short order.

    Re, the OP, extension to stay does not require health insurance.

    Thread closed as far as my interest is concerned.

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