A new Thai law now requires certain categories of foreigner’s immigration visas to have health insurance.

It is now a legal requirement for an ascribed person that the minimum amount of health insurance is THB400,000 for in-patient stays and THB40,000 baht for out-patient fees. Also specified in the legislation is a list of insurance providers that is acceptable to the Immigration Department and these companies are shown at the end of this article.

Please note that you may have the best, most expensive health insurance coverage in the world but if your insurance provider is not on the approved list your request for a visa extension will be refused.

Retirement visas are divided into three types, namely “O”, “OA”, “OX”.

The “O” visa is not currently affected by new legislation, only those with “OA” and “OX” visas are affected. If you are not sure what type of retirement visa you have, it is best to ask at your local Immigration Department.

If you have an “OA” or “OX” visa, you will be expected to produce proof of having an appropriate insurance policy when you report to Immigration. This policy will begin on the day your retirement visa expires.

For those coming into Thailand for the first time on an “OA” visa, they can buy health insurance in their own country but when the applicant wishes to renew the visa, he or she must buy insurance from an authorized insurance company in Thailand.

We, at Macallan Insurance Brokers (MIB), are trained professionals who will ensure that you have the correct policy and paperwork for Immigration when it comes time to renew your retirement visa.

As it takes time to underwrite a medical insurance policy, MIB recommends that you visit us at least one month before your retirement visa is due for renewal so we can start the underwriting process for you.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mr. Jack Levy at jack@macallanbroker.wwwssr11.supercp.com or tel: 081 624 2702

 

Below is the list of the insurance companies that are acceptable to immigration for renewal of “OA” and “OX” Visas.

 

PACIFIC CROSS HEALTH INSURANCE PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

Pacific Cross International Limited has specialized in health insurance in Asia for over 45 years. It owns several reputable health insurance companies of the past and present (Blue Cross Insurance Incorporation in Philippines, Blue Cross Thailand and Hongkong). Pacific Cross Health Insurance PCL is part of the Pacific Cross Group, the leading travel and medical insurance specialist in Asia


AXA INSURANCE PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

AXA Insurance PCL was established in Thailand in July 1998 and AXA Group is the major shareholder of our company. The company’s operation has been expanding steadily over the years through the strong support from the shareholders, business partners, insurance brokers, and agents including the fast growing number of satisfied customers. The company is committed to “the excellence by being available, attentive and reliable to our customers”.


AETNA HEALTH INSURANCE (THAILAND) PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies with over 160 years’ experience serving 190 countries. We now serve over 300,000 members in Thailand and more than 2,000 organizations through our nationwide branches and our network of over 450 hospitals. Our mission is to build a healthier world by developing solutions to improve the quality, affordability and accessibility of health care.


THAI HEALTH INSURANCE PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

Thai Health Insurance Public Company Limited was established in 1979. For 40 years of operation, the company commits to serve health insurance and offer quality products and services as our main mission. Thai Health Insurance prepares various health insurance plans which can cover treatment expenses with affordable premium and having around 300 hospitals network throughout Thailand. Visit our website: THAI HEALTH INSURANCE PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED


BANGKOK INSURANCE PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

Bangkok Insurance Public Company Limited is a leading non-life insurer in Thailand offering comprehensive health insurance products with a nationwide network of contracted hospitals as well as a wide range of other non-life insurance products. With over 70 years of operations in Thailand, we are the preferred non life insurer in the country. Our dedicated staff is always ready to assist you as “Your Caring Partner.”


LMG INSURANCE PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

30 years of commitment to offering the highest level of service to our customers has propelled LMG Insurance (Public) Company Limited into a top five position in the Thai insurance market, with a reputation for trust and reliability that extends countrywide. Its financial stability is unparalleled with about 1,700 million baht in authorized capital and the support of Liberty Mutual Group of the USA, one of the world’s leading insurance providers (Rank 73rd US Fortune 500, A Rating A.M Best and Moody’s).


THE NAVAKIJ INSURANCE PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

For over 87 years, The Navakij Insurance Public Company Limited is professional Thai non-life insurance company. There are 26 service offices located nationwide.


DHIPAYA INSURANCE PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

Dhipaya Insurance Company Public Company Limited was founded since 1951. Our major shareholders then Krung Thai Bank Public Company Limited, the Government Saving Bank and the Petroleum Authority of Thailand. Dhipaya was granted its ISO 9002 from SGS Yarsley International Certificate Services Limited, England. The certification made Dhipaya the first non-life insurance company to receive the ISO 9002 certification in all of its operating sectors.


THE FALCON INSURANCE PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

Falcon Insurance PCL. has been established since 2007. Falcon major shareholder is Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, a holding company which engaged in global property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, with headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Fairfax has its assets exceed US$ 64 billion. Falcon Thailand is the one of the fastest growth insurance company in Thailand with strong financial position (12 years CAGR of 36%). The Company offer general insurance products across various classes including personal accident & health.


THAIVIVAT INSURANCE PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

With 66 years experience and supported by leading global reinsurers, Thaivivat Insurance Pcl. developed this Health product especially for the long-term visitor to Thailand. Serviced around the clock by our multilingual claims and assistance center. Because your Health is our Priority.


ASIA INSURANCE 1950 PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

Asia Insurance 1950 (PCL) we are the leading innovative insurance company, our core value is to make “insurance” easy to understand by consumers. In 2005, we created a breakthrough with the new type of Automotive insurance product called “Asia 3 plus” which had never existed before in Thailand. Since then, “3 Plus” has become a generic name for this type of insurance policy in the industry. Not only automotive insurance we have strong passion to always create products to serve consumer with new and trendy insurance products matching with lifestyle such as “Asia Health Plus” to which provides full-range coverage and outclass claim service. Because we are Asia Insurance…Insured In Your Hands.


SOMPO INSURANCE (THAILAND) PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

Sompo is a member of SOMPO HOLDINGS, a trusted and established insurance and risk solutions provider in Japan for over a century. Today, SOMPO HOLDINGS serves its customers in more than 30 countries and regions. Since 1989, Sompo has been providing companies and individuals with premium yet affordable insurance in Singapore. At the heart of what we do is our commitment to deliver our best service to our customers. More than just providing comprehensive coverage, we aim to be our customers’ trusted partner when it comes to protecting what they value and treasure most. Because, above all, their well-being is what we collectively work for.


THE VIRIYAH INSURANCE PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

The Viriyah Insurance (Public) Company Limited is Thailand’s number one non-life insurance company that has maintained the leadership in the industry over a long period of time. The company is recognized for its extensive experiences of service quality, worthwhile protection, and transparency. Health insurance is one of our prides that we provide a range of cover to suit your needs and provide you the standard of health claims service that delivers the protection and cares when you need it most.

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