Thailand is a great destination for any expat looking to move to Asia to work or retire. Formerly known as Siam, it is at the centre of the Indochina peninsula and is officially known as the Kingdom of Thailand.
Thailand has not only has a growing economy but a vibrant culture, beautiful scenery, incredible beaches and a relatively low cost of living. While many expatriates and visitors will visit the capital city of Bangkok, many more will venture to the northern regions of Chang Mai or beaches in Phuket.
Healthcare in Thailand
Thailand’s healthcare system has both private, government and public facilities with many offering excellent medical services with modern equipment and facilities. Most expats will seek medical care at modern medical clinics, especially in Bangkok. Local nationals in Thailand will usually seek free medical care from the universal health system that exists in the country. Hospital staff members are also very skilled and often trained at overseas universities. Many people actually seek medical care in Thailand because of the low cost of medical treatment in the country. There are several excellent hospitals in the country that many expats will utilize.
Insurance for Expatriates in Thailand
If you are an expatriate living in Thailand, it is important that you obtain adequate insurance coverage that will cover you locally, but also internationally. A local plan will generally only cover you for treatment in Thailand, so most expats will obtain global medical coverage that provides portable and global health insurance.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Thailand:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans
If you require a quote for insurance coverage for expats in Thailand, contact Expat Financial today for a quote and to discuss your Thai expatriate insurance requirements.