Mr. and Mrs. Smith moved to Bangkok in February this year and wisely took out private medical insurance with NZI Healthcare almost immediately. Shortly after they arrived Mr. Smith was rushed to hospital and diagnosed with a severe heart condition and other complications. Within two months he had run up bills totaling THB4 million at one of Bangkok’s international hospitals; a nightmare scenario for any expat. Fortunately Mr. Smith’s policy covered all costs. This case serves as a reminder why none of us can afford to snooze when it comes to medical insurance.
April 7, 2016