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Buying health insurance in Thailand as a foreigner may seem quite daunting at first. Insurance policies can seem complicated and hard to understand, you may feel uncertain about what coverage you need, and even finding a trustworthy insurance provider can prove stressful.
However, if you are staying or living in Thailand long-term, you will eventually need to visit a doctor or hospital. Having a solid ex-pat health insurance plan in place will make these visits easy and straightforward.
Before October 31, 2019, the visa available for retirees over the age of 50 only required proof of enough funds to sustain themselves while living in the Land of Smiles. This was in the form of a deposit of at least 800,000 Thai baht in your Thai bank account, proof of income of at least 65,000 Thai baht per month, or a combination of both. Now, health insurance is also a requirement.
If you live, work, or stay in Thailand for extended periods, the thought of buying health insurance has almost certainly crossed your mind. Medical care in Thailand has the potential to cost a fortune, particularly in private hospitals where you are most likely to visit as a foreigner or expat. Even public or government hospital bills can tally up quickly for major procedures or long stays.