COVID-19 and telehealth
How expats can access treatment remotely in Thailand
Certain positive cases can access remote treatment via one of three telehealth apps.
Bye bye 'test and go' scheme
Major travel restrictions are dropped just in time for the summer holidays.
Thailand is now dropping most of its entry requirements. I’ll get you up to speed with the latest changes in this article.
The expat's guide to social security in Thailand
While Thailand is hardly characterized as a welfare state, it does have a decent social security system in place.
If you’re legally employed by a company based in the country, you’ll be automatically enrolled in the social security system, though many expats and foreigners are unaware of how the system works or how to make full use of it.
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.
How far does a 40K salary go in Bangkok?
Will you be living well - or simply surviving?
Is it possible to live in Bangkok on a 30,000 baht teacher salary? OK, let's really drill down those numbers.
When illness strikes
Are you prepared for the unhealthier times?
As the old saying goes - don't leave home without it! Not your health insurance card anyway.
Where's Santa Claus
Remember - health insurance is a business
Taxpayer supported health care is not a yet a reality for most of us. Now, we have no other choice but to rely on private health insurers for our medical care needs.
Thai health insurance basics
What are the basic health insurance rules to keep in mind?
Two points to consider are firstly, you must live in Thailand to purchase health insurance in Thailand, and secondly, insurance in Thailand is regulated by the Department of Insurance.
Keeping the money jar filled
A breakdown of health insurance costs
Buying health insurance, as well as any other type of insurance, is much like everyone putting money together into one big jar for use in the event of a medical emergency.
We get letters
A selection of letters from ajarn readers
Two years ago I was in a bad motorcycle accident and spent three months in the hospital including three weeks in an induced coma. I am doing ok now, however, I need powerful pain medications to be comfortable enough to get around.