Does smoking affect health insurance?

Whether you smoke occasionally or are a chain smoker, you might be wondering if this habit will affect your health insurance.

To be considered a non-smoker by health insurers, you must have given up smoking for at least 2 years. Honesty is expected on health insurance application forms so you will need to make your smoker status clear.


What is the cost of health insurance in Thailand?

The cost of health insurance premiums have crept up and people’s needs have changed in Thailand.

If you want to top up your existing health insurance plan, you should learn about the average cost of health insurance and trends.


How to ease anxiety over the 'Omicron wave' in Thailand

Even though a lot of us have been doubly jabbed against COVID-19, I find that anxiety over the new ‘Omicron’ wave is all too common.

I’m not saying that we should abandon our hygiene practices altogether, pretend the pandemic never existed, and go back to life as usual. All I’m saying is that we need to find coping mechanisms to keep us and our communities both physically safe and mentally well.


Should you consider private health insurance for an elderly family member when moving to Thailand?

Taking Thailand's new health insurance laws into consideration

People in the latter stage of their life are more susceptible to contracting diseases and flu, therefore health insurance is essential. And in today's world, there are some pretty good plans out there for the elderly.


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