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Re: New Health Insurance Requirements Announced O-A

Post by Up2u » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:20 pm

I post this because it is Jomtien. Go to post #1312.

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/113256 ... nce-today/

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Re: New Health Insurance Requirements Announced O-A

Post by Dodger » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:32 am

Up2u wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:20 pm
I post this because it is Jomtien. Go to post #1312.

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/113256 ... nce-today/
I don't see where posts are numbered on TV. Maybe you're referring to the 12th post on page 13, If so, that post has nothing to do with the question at hand. Please correct me if I'm missing something.

There are now 89 pages on TV posted on this topic. I've been monitoring them since Oct 31. Still no reports of retirees being told they have to have health insurance when renewing their extensions, other than the case that you cited involving your friends. With that exception, there are hundreds of reports coming in from people with O-A visas with no previous extensions where insurance is mandated as expected, but ZERO from those who are currently retired who have already been receiving extensions...not in any Province.

I'm actually starting to get bored listening to myself talk about this subject, and I'm sure others are getting bored as well.

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Re: New Health Insurance Requirements Announced O-A

Post by Undaunted » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:25 am

Dodger wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:32 am

I'm actually starting to get bored listening to myself talk about this subject, and I'm sure others are getting bored as well.
Agreed :!:
"In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king"

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Re: New Health Insurance Requirements Announced O-A

Post by Dodger » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:43 am

Pacific Cross Health Care (PC) has now increased the entry age from 65 to 75 renewable to age 99.

PC is one of the approved TGIA health care providers which comply's with the new immigration mandate.

I selected PC myself earlier this year, (Standard Extra Plan) because it fitted my needs. I am only posting this information to be helpful, but not in the form of a recommendation to use PC.

Link to Pacific Cross Updated Policy Information:

https://www.pacificcrosshealth.com/en/longstay-visa/

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Re: New Health Insurance Requirements Announced O-A

Post by 2lz2p » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:53 am

Up2u wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:20 pm
I post this because it is Jomtien. Go to post #1312.

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/113256 ... nce-today/
The number of the message on TV.com will be in the upper right corner of the post:
Report post #1312

Posted 15 hours ago

a friend just tried to do an OA extension at jomtien and was rejected for having no insurance. He's been doing extensions for years.
It appears on page 88 of that thread -- if you copy the URL when you are on the specific page, posting it here will link to the particular page: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/113256 ... /#comments This page starts with post #1306, scroll down for #1312.

I don't doubt the "friend's report" because as I have previously posted the sign at Desk 8 at Jomtien Immigration Office and the comment from a person that inquired and was told after they examined his passport stamps (he is on an extension of stay whose base Visa was an O-A) that he would need to have health insurance when he went in to renew his annual extension of stay, but IMO firsthand reports can be more persuasive.

As GB suggests, if your underlying Visa is an O-A (or you don't know which), go to your local Immigration Office and inquire if you will need to have health insurance - if not before, at least 30 days before your permission to stay expires so you have time to sort out its impact on your particular situation.

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Re: New Health Insurance Requirements Announced O-A

Post by Dodger » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:17 pm

2lz2p post_id=97956 time=1574221997 user_id=122]
a friend just tried to do an OA extension at jomtien and was rejected for having no insurance. He's been doing extensions for years

2Lz2p/Up2u: Well, I guess that just about wraps things up.

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Re: New Health Insurance Requirements Announced O-A

Post by Up2u » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:17 pm

Was at Jomtien IO today for a residence certificate. I frequently use the visa agent to the left of the front door. I did ask the person helping me about extending O-A's. First question was do they medical insurance? Answer No and over age of 75. Do they have medical coverage in home country? Answer was Yes and has verification of insurance letter but does not meet Thai medical insurance guidelines. The next reply was come see us, We Can Help.

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Re: New Health Insurance Requirements Announced O-A

Post by Dodger » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:57 pm

Up2u wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:17 pm
The next reply was come see us, We Can Help.
After reading your post, you may want to take them up on their offer.

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Re: New Health Insurance Requirements Announced O-A

Post by Gaybutton » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:59 pm

Up2u wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:17 pm
The next reply was come see us, We Can Help.
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Re: New Health Insurance Requirements Announced O-A

Post by Up2u » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:53 pm

Dodger wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Up2u wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:17 pm
The next reply was come see us, We Can Help.
After reading your post, you may want to take them up on their offer.
Let me be clear, as I have a non-O extension, my inquiry was on behalf of my friends and people I know who are > 75 and can not purchase medical insurance.

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