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Old Jul 13th 2016, 7:37 am   #1
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I am thinking about retiring to live in Thailand next year. I will have enough income to meet the retirement visa requirements, and am the right age, but I don't know how much health insurance is likely to cost me. I have seen figures ranging from £230 a month to £600! Can anyone give me any pointers or personal experience? Thanks.
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Old Oct 23rd 2016, 11:13 am   #2
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Many of my colleges self insure as so many stories about insurance companies not paying out due to issues of past conditions. Just be aware.
AXA seems to be a good one but make sure the cover is good one as so many here cover for 3 mil Baht and that could get eaten up in a couple of weeks. The policy I have covers 48 mil and is expensive.
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Old Nov 26th 2016, 7:39 am   #3
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Yes its very expensive!!I cannot afford it so always have enough money for an air ticket if something serious comes up.Minor stuff you can use a gov hospital and they are reasonable ,had phneumonia two months ago and two visits and medication was only 15 pounds!!Good service too.Make sure you have good car insurance as well!!
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Old Dec 10th 2016, 7:52 am   #4
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From experience I can tell you that it will be very difficult to find an insurer once you are over 65. If you find one, they will look for a flaw to stick you with a precondition. My husband jumped through hoops to provide documentation. In the end it was still 'no'.
One of the doctors he had to see for a medical told him not to waste his money with a Thai insurance as they will never pay. Try to find insurance in U.K. or an internationally operating company/broker.
If you are under 65 there is a choice. Check out AXA.
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