Insurance

  • Automotive

    How regular vehicle maintenance saves you money

    Owning a vehicle in Thailand offers distinct challenges and advantages, particularly regarding maintenance. Proper care of a vehicle is crucial not only for maintaining peak performance but also as a strategic approach to avoid significant future costs. Regular maintenance not only maintains the dependability of your vehicle but also protects your financial interests. Consider the consequences of neglect: minor issues…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand allocates 50 million baht for foreign tourist insurance

    The Thai Tourism and Sports Ministry has allocated a budget of 50 million baht (US$1.38) for the fiscal year of 2024 to financially aid foreign tourists in the event of accidents or death. The ministry stated that this amount is likely to cover its expected influx of 35 million foreign visitors this year, in accordance with the average annual claims…

  • Business News

    Muang Thai Life Assurance diversifies into healthcare business

    Muang Thai Life Assurance (MTL) is actively pursuing plans to diversify its portfolio by investing in medical treatment businesses. The company’s president and chief executive, Sara Lamsam, confirmed this strategic move. According to Lamsam, this expansion is in response to a trend observed in markets such as the United States, Europe, and other Asian countries where insurance companies are leveraging…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s insurance sector sees 4.5% growth, aiming for 1 trillion baht by 2026

    The insurance sector in Thailand has seen a robust expansion of 4.5%, with the Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC) projecting insurance premiums to hit the 1 trillion baht (US$28,184,510,000) mark by 2026, a significant leap from the present 800 to 900 billion baht figure. Such an outlook was shared by Chuchatr Pramoolpol, the secretary-general of the OIC. Chuchatr revealed…

  • Thailand News

    Insurance company Allianz Ayudhya investigates alleged misuse of student’s homework for telemarketing

    Insurance company Allianz Ayudhya is investigating the alleged misuse of students’ homework for telemarketing purposes. The company was alerted to the issue when a parent from a prominent school in Khon Kaen province complained about receiving an unsolicited call from an insurance agent attempting to sell insurance and savings plans for his daughter. The agent claimed to have obtained the parent’s…

  • Business News

    Roojai revs up for success: Thai online insurer aims to drive into top 10 with profitable year ahead

    Online insurance firm Roojai is poised to post its first profit from Thai operations in the fiscal year ending March 2024, according to founder and CEO Nicolas Faquet. This is largely attributable to the company’s growth in motor insurance sales, as it sets its sights on becoming a top 10 player in this segment by next year. Faquet revealed it…

  • Crime News

    Crash course in deceit: Jobless man’s stunning insurance scam confession reveals 20 staged accidents

    A jobless Chinese man yesterday made a startling insurance scam confession of staging 20 accidents over two years, duping nearly 300,000 baht in compensation. According to The Paper, police from a Public Security Bureau traffic unit, upon investigating the scammer’s accident claims, uncovered a suspicious pattern. The scammer, Chen, had been hit by “right-turning vehicles” 20 times in two years.…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s insurance sector embraces digital revolution to boost resilience and consumer experience

    Thailand’s insurance sector is adopting digital tech to tackle artificial intelligence (AI) and cyber threats and deal with the medical costs of the nation’s ageing population. Further steps were taken to boost industry strength and user experience. The strategy is headed by the Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC). Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn, the OIC secretary-general, disclosed that the first part of…

  • Business News

    Prudential Thailand hits record Q1 results, joins top six insurers

    Prudential Life Assurance (Thailand) achieved a record-breaking first quarter in 2023, with the highest weighted first-year premiums in the company’s history, propelling it into the top six insurance providers in the country. During the first three months, the firm’s weighted first-year premiums grew by 36% year-on-year, surpassing the market growth of 17% and raising its market share from 5.7% in…

  • World News

    Malaysians urged to take out insurance before driving in Thailand

    An activist is urging Malaysians who wish to drive while travelling in Thailand to take out full insurance coverage policies to reduce problems in the case of an accident. Abdul Halim Othman, also known as Cikgu Joe Satun, is a Malaysian activist living in Satun province in southern Thailand. He said the issue of insurance should be taken seriously because…

  • Events

    Pacific Prime sponsors FOBISIA’s 29th annual Leadership Conference in Bangkok, Thailand

    Press Release Pacific Prime is delighted to announce our sponsorship and participation at this year’s 29th FOBISIA Leadership Conference. The event brings together hundreds of delegates and offers a wonderful opportunity for HR professionals, Heads, and senior leaders from FOBISIA’s Member Schools to engage with a broad range of education suppliers, partners, and organizations from across the globe. As a…

  • Thailand News‘Buy insurance’ urges English tourist who crashed moped through window in Thailand | Thaiger

    ‘Buy insurance’ urges English tourist who crashed moped through window in Thailand

    A young Englishwoman urges tourists to take out travel insurance after crashing a moped through a glass window in Koh Pha Ngan in southern Thailand. Emma Lewis, a 24 year old student from Basingstoke in Hampshire, was en route to go snorkelling on the island paradise when she lost control and crashed into a house window. The glass shattered around her…

  • Property

    Everything your property insurance covers

    SPONSORED For many people, their house is the most valuable thing they own. It’s a precious asset that took years of hard work and savings to achieve. That’s why it only makes sense to protect it with Thailand property insurance. Of course, no one wants anything bad to happen to their property, but the future is uncertain, and unwanted things…

  • Thailand News

    Which type of health insurance do you need in Thailand?

    There are numerous different types of health insurance available in Thailand to meet your needs. But with so many options, choosing a health insurance plan can be complicated, especially if you are a foreigner living in the country. When the question arises as to what type of health insurance you should get, you’ll need to make a decision based on…

  • Covid-19 News

    Insurance companies in uproar over Covid scam by clients

    In a bizarre twist of fate, insurance companies are crying wolf after being scammed out of 500 million baht from a Covid-19 insurance scheme. Evidence has emerged that thousands of people who bought the “Found, Paid, Done” Covid-19 insurance scheme submitted fake documents for compensation totalling an estimated 500 million baht. The president of the Thai General Insurance Association, Anon…

  • Visa Information

    Insurance for foreigners entering Thailand in June 2022

    Sponsored If you’ve read the news, then you’ve probably heard that the major restrictions on entering Thailand like the Thailand Pass and Covid-19 insurance will be removed on 1 July 2022. This is, of course, good news for those planning to visit the country in the coming months. But what if you need to visit Thailand in June? Well, we…

  • Thailand News

    Universal Coverage for Emergency Patients to no longer cover Covid-19 starting March

    Thailand’s Public Health Minister announced today that come March 1, Thailand’s Universal Coverage for Emergency Patients will no longer cover Covid-19 infections, meaning Thais will need to pay out of pocket if they are admitted to a private hospital or facility for treatment. A night at “hospitel,” which is a hotel that works with a hospital to offer isolation services,…

  • South Thailand News

    Insurance fraud ring uncovered after woman breaks her own finger

    A woman busted for breaking her own finger led to the uncovering of a syndicate perpetrating insurance fraud around Thailand. The leader of the group and 16 members have now been arrested after at least 16 cases of buying insurance and then cashing in 1 to 2 months later. The group offered a service where they would find someone to…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Update | Woman infected with Covid19 allegedly kidnapped

    The Thai government is working with domestic insurance companies to come up with more relevant Covid insurance options to foreign tourists whose own insurance won’t cover hospital or hotel isolation if they end up being quarantined with an asymptomatic infection. The governor of the TAT says officials are in talks with the Office of the Insurance Commission. Yuthasak Supasorn says…

  • Thailand News

    OIC gives give New Year’s gift: 100,000 baht insurance for 10 baht

    Usually, it’s a disappointment to get a holiday gift that you never intend to use, but the government is offering a special gift you’ll hope to never have to use: insurance. The special one-month policy is being offered by the government as a New Year’s gift for an extremely discounted special price of 10 baht. The gift policy is being…

  • Expats

    Thailand requires 3 million baht insurance for ‘retirement’ visas

    In a revision to the rules for non-immigrant OA visas, foreigners will now be required to hold a minimum of 3 million baht in health insurance, for in-patient services, in order to be eligible for long-term stays in Thailand, 8 times more than the 400,000 baht that has been previously required. The OA visa is also known as the Retirement…

  • Thailand News

    How To Meet the Newly Announced Health Insurance Requirements For O-A Visa

    Health insurance is required for non-immigrant visa holders O-A and O-X who want to spend their retirement years in Thailand. It has recently be announced there will be change to the regulations for non-immigrant OA visas, visitors will now be required to have a minimum of 3 million baht in health insurance for in-patient care to be eligible for long-term…

  • Sponsored

    Travel Around Thailand & Abroad with Tadoo’s New Travel Insurance Packages

    Tadoo, Thailand’s rising comparison platform, has announced the launch of a new line of travel insurance products in collaboration with recent partner AXA. Following the success of earlier online products such as Thailand Entry Insurance, Cancer and Tropical Disease Insurance, the company has decided to expand its online offerings. With more and more goods being produced at a rapid pace,…

  • Sponsored

    Secure your future and protect your health with cancer insurance

    Sponsored Aside from purchasing health insurance to cover common health issues and emergencies, many don’t realise that a cancer diagnosis could mean that they will be paying for treatment out of pocket. As many health insurance companies don’t cover or partially cover cancer treatments, it is important to think of possible future health issues. At The Thaiger, we care about…

  • Thailand News

    Get your Tropical Health Insurance with Thaiger!

    Sponsored Afraid you might get dengue fever or other sicknesses that result from mosquito-borne diseases? Don’t worry as Thaiger is now offering Tropical Disease Insurance that covers all mosquito-borne diseases. The packages we offer guards against Dengue, chikungunya, Zika, malaria, and encephalitis. We are more than happy assist you in selecting the most appropriate coverage for you and your family…

  • Thailand News

    How to enter Thailand during Covid

    Sponsored Article Are you looking to travel to Thailand? Travelling between countries in this Covid-19 pandemic is not the same as it used to be anymore. The process of obtaining the necessary visas to enter Thailand can be time-consuming and stressful, but we can help you save a lot of time. With just a few clicks, we can help you…

  • Thailand News

    No.1 Health Insurance Plans for Elderly Expats in Thailand

    Sponsored Article Looking for low-cost medical coverage in Thailand? You have come to the right place! As an elderly expat living in Thailand, choosing a health insurance plan for retirement in Thailand can be a daunting task. But don’t worry, Tadoo is here to help you relax and enjoy your retirement with many insurance options available just for you. Through…

  • Thailand News

    Let The Thaiger take care of your property insurance needs

    Part of owning any type of property is the need to secure it with insurance. At The Thaiger, we are standing by to help you make sure your property and valuables are covered in the case of any damages. With property insurance, you can feel a sense of relief as an owner or renter, that the place you call home…

  • Thailand News

    “Sawadee Thailand” travel insurance covers Covid-19 medical expenses

    The following is a press release submitted by AXA Thailand on its “Sawasdee Thailand” travel insurance which covers the required Covid-19 medical insurance for those travelling to Thailand. AXA Thailand General Insurance is offering “Sawasdee Thailand”, a comprehensive travel insurance that includes health coverage for foreigners traveling to Thailand, offering up to 3.5-million-baht of medical expenses including COVID-19 which meets…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand to introduce 300 baht “tourism fee” to insure foreign visitors, manage tourist destinations

    Thailand’s Tourism Minister, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, has confirmed a proposal to charge foreign tourists a fee of 300 baht per visit. The fee will be used to develop tourist destinations as well as providing visitors with insurance benefits while in the Kingdom. The proposal has been approved by the National Tourism Policy Committee and is set to be announced in the…