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.


5 mental health tips for expat teachers in Thailand

Mental health tips to help you cope with the pandemic and get better.

According to many of my expat friends and international school clients in Bangkok and other parts of Thailand, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental effect on their mental health.


Settling hospital bills with health insurance in Thailand

What happens in that time between being told you can leave hospital and settling the bill with your insurance company?

The scenario will vary from hospital to hospital and the type of hospital you are in. Generally, if you have health insurance you could settle your bill by “paying and claiming” or through the pre-authorization / direct billing process.


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.


Top 4 fertility issues couples face in Thailand

Does health insurance cover infertility investigation and treatment?

While infertility is becoming a bigger issue here in Thailand, there are options available to couples looking to increase their chances of conceiving by detecting and treating any infertility issues early.


Buying hospital inpatient (IPD) coverage in Thailand

The 5 areas of health insurance coverage that you should be aware of

Most medical insurance plans sold in Thailand, including those packaged with life insurance policies, focus on providing basic hospital Inpatient (IPD) coverage.


Tell it to the OIC

There's a new sheriff in town

Being a stranger in a strange land causes many expats to become a bit paranoid at times. This can be especially true when considering the purchase of health and accident insurance in Thailand. Whom can you trust? What are the "hidden" exclusions that health insurers can use to get out of paying your claim?


The medical world is changing

More expensive health insurance premiums can mean better equipment

Things keep changing in the field of medical care - and that means that costs keep increasing. The good news, though, is that much of the increase in cost is due to the hospitals buying new and improved test equipment to allow them to quickly spot and diagnose medical problems that would have previously been missed.


TIT - life insurance

Misconceptions about life insurance sold in Thailand

One expat forum contributor claimed that the Thai government was using a tax deduction to get people to buy life insurance that the Thai government knew was overpriced. Strangers in a strange land can really say some stupid things on these forums.


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