What is top-up insurance?

A way to enhance the health insurance offered by your school

Although your school will probably offer you a health insurance plan as part of the remuneration package, it might not be sufficient to meet your needs. But fret not - there is an easy and cost-effective way to enhance these benefits.


Important vaccinations for teachers moving to Thailand

What are the most common requirements when it comes to vaccines?

Before moving to the Land of Smiles, it’s highly recommended to be up-to-date on several vaccinations to protect yourself from any unwanted diseases or illnesses.


COVID-19: Thailand u-turns on new entry regulations

An update on the latest Thailand entry requirements

While many countries are reintroducing COVID-19 entry regulations in response to China’s opening, Thailand has decided to do a u-turn.


What is the state of health insurance in Thailand?

Uncovering the ins and outs of the international private medical insurance (IPMI) sector

Annual reports on the state of health insurance identify the overarching factors at play globally, and zoom into region and country-specific 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.


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.


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