Working your way through the jargon minefield, etc
Coming from the UK, where private health insurance isn’t the norm, I can definitely see why many expats struggle to get their head around it when they move abroad. Especially in Thailand, where foreigners don’t have equal access to public healthcare services as locals do.
Postbox letter from Letty
I am getting frustrated at how the requirements to enter Thailand just aren't clear enough! I have called the Thai embassy on the phone, only to get told off for asking too many questions
What should a typical health checkup package include in Thailand?
Personally, I would recommend sticking with the private hospitals if you can afford to. They tend to cost a lot more than government hospitals, but are typically value-for-money when compared to hospitals of the same standards in the West
All you need to know about avoiding infection
In Bangkok, cases of chikungunya infection have also been reported. In August, Despite the worrying signs of a chikungunya outbreak, the general public remains largely ignorant of the issue, with many still not even knowing what the disease entails.
Keeping your little ones in good health
When it comes to keeping children in good health in Thailand, costs can quickly rise, especially if you’re seeking to take the private healthcare road for your kids.
Shopping for health insurance nowadays is quite easy with online comparison tools.
Tips that will help you make an informed decision when it comes to choosing your next affordable expat health insurance in Thailand that you can spare the money for, and be content with.
Insider's tips from a Songkran regular
"What's so great about it?", you might ask. Well, it's not all just about getting wet and drinking. What keeps me coming back year after year is that everyone is your friend during Songkran.
It's definitely something worth thinking about.
While it’s good to have outpatient benefits that cover minor diseases such as fever and flu, it’s the critical ailments that you should be looking out for. If you’re diagnosed with some form of critical illness, not only will you have to pay for the often exorbitant medical bills, but you may also end up having to take extra time off work to receive treatment, or even become unable to work.
Addressing the elephant in the room
One of the most common mistakes I often see people make is skimming through their health insurance T&Cs without properly reading the exclusions section - which details what their plan won't cover.
You may think that nothing bad will happen to you during your travels, but some things just can’t be predicted!
If you are going to explore distant places, engage in so-called “adventurous activities,” or rent a motorbike - then I would suggest making sure your Southeast Asia travel insurance covers you for as many situations as possible?