What you need to know about pre-existing conditions and insurance in Thailand

For expat teachers with pre-existing conditions, finding insurance coverage that covers these conditions can be challenging - but not impossible.

If you’re an expat teacher employed by a school in Thailand, chances are that you’ll have access to school-provided health insurance. Some of these plans may cover pre-existing conditions* under medical history disregarded (MHD) clauses, but many will unfortunately not cover pre-existing conditions.


Missing home

5 tips for dealing with homesickness as a teacher in Thailand

Experiencing homesickness or culture shock can be a challenging and uncomfortable experience. It can leave you feeling isolated and lonely, struggling to connect with others, particularly if you encounter a language barrier.


5 tips for renewing health insurance

Consider premium increases, benefit changes and more.

While it may be tempting to overlook the renewal process, this isn’t a sensible move in the long term.


Shopping around for health insurance

Five questions that teachers should be asking

I strongly recommend buying teacher's health insurance to protect yourself, your family, and your finances while you're here.


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The Region Guides

Fancy working in Thailand but not in Bangkok? Our region guides are written by teachers who actually live and work in the provinces.


Teacher mistakes

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What are the most common mistakes that teachers make when they are about to embark on a teaching career in Thailand? We've got them all covered.


Need Thailand insurance?

Need Thailand insurance?

Have a question about health or travel insurance in Thailand? Ricky Batten from Pacific Prime is Ajarn's resident expert.


The dreaded demo

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Many schools ask for demo lessons before they hire. What should you the teacher be aware of?


The cost of living

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How much money does a teacher need to earn in order to survive in Thailand? We analyze the facts.


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Will I find work in Thailand?

It's one of the most common questions we get e-mailed to us. So find out exactly where you stand.


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