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I am currently buying a villa in Bangkok and assume that I can easily organize car, property and house contents insurance with any Thai insurance company but I’m not sure what to do about health insurance as although I shall be based in Thailand on a retirement visa I shall only spend about 5 1/2 months in the country and the rest of the year I will be in Southern Europe and North Africa where I am comfortable with my health cover arrangements. Is it possible to have health cover just for the period I am in Thailand?
Most Health Insurance covers are annual in Thailand but there are specific plans that can only cover you for 6 months. Its not very flexible though as you cannot add outpatient coverage and coverage is mostly for inpatient benefits. The policy cover is for 6 months only and there needs to be a minimum 3 month break before a new 6 month policy will be issued.