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.


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.


Traveling back into Thailand?

Here’s your guide to the COVID-19 insurance requirements

Alas, it’s not going to be as simple as packing your bags and booking your flights to Thailand. From getting a COVID-19 PCR test to securing COVID-19 insurance and more, expats will have to navigate a string of requirements before they’re allowed to return.


Health insurance tips for young families

As a parent, you want to take care of your family in the best way possible. These health insurance tips can help you do just that.

The good news is that you don’t have to pay hefty out-of-pocket payments when you have the right family health insurance plan. So how do you choose the right one?


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Alcohol and your health insurance

Besides being illegal and dangerous, anything that happens to you or other people while you’re operating a vehicle and under the influence will void your insurance. Being drunk while riding a motorbike or driving a car is a quick and easy way to lose coverage.


Sports-related injuries and health insurance in Thailand

Tips before getting straight into a sport you love.

More and more people are turning to sports and exercise than ever before in Thailand, which is a good trend. But keeping yourself injury-free is of paramount importance!


Mandatory COVID-19 travel insurance for visiting Thailand

Over the course of the pandemic, travel insurance in Thailand has gone from a “nice-to-have” to a “definitely-must-have”.

Truth be told, the process can be incredibly puzzling. Not only do you have to keep up with the changing (and let’s face it, bureaucratic) regulations, but you also have to familiarize yourself with insurance terms.


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.


Affordable private health insurance in Thailand

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.


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