The plan covers all medical treatment, including check-ups, vaccination, dental care, maternity and vision up to Bt100 million per year. Bryan Smith, CEO of Allianz Ayudhya Assurance PCL, said: “As the leader in life and health insurance products, Allianz Ayudhya continues to develop solutions that meet the needs of the consumers. Especially in the light of critical illness or even more complex diseases evolving in our world, quality medical treatment is required in order to help a patient get through this difficult moment. “Allianz Ayudhya would like to take a more proactive role in offering a health protection in a holistic approach, from preemptive, to treatment and follow-up. And to achieve that, we need a partner that shares the same vision in delivering the best health care treatment and services. And it’s our great pleasure to have BDMS as our partner – the perfect combination.” Dr Poramaporn Prasarttong-Osoth, the CEO of BDMS, said … [Read more...] about Allianz Ayudhya offers health insurance with BDMS
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Those looking to buy health insurance such as the Integrated Shield Plan (IP) will have to take note that full-rider policies, which can pay for your entire hospital bill regardless of its amount, will be a thing of the past. From today, all new IP rider policies will require a co-payment of 5 per cent or more. Existing full-rider policyholders will not be affected. The IP is a consolidated insurance plan made up of two components - Medishield Life, a health insurance run by the government's Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board, and private insurance. Riders are optional add-ons on top of IPs. Currently, 29 per cent of Singaporeans are on full-rider policies. About 100,000 of such policies are sold each year. While Medishield Life and IP premiums can be paid for by Medisave, riders are paid out-of-pocket. Although co-payment will be introduced for new rider policies, there will be a cap on the co-payment amount each year at $3,000 or more, ensuring that in the unlikely event of very … [Read more...] about No more full rider policies for health insurance
caption Chris Hughes is fighting for a guaranteed income for Americans with his organization the Economic Security Project. source Sarah Jacobs/Business Insider Chris Hughes rose to prominence as a cofounder of Facebook and the director of online organizing for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. His new book, “Fair Shot,” is part memoir, part policy proposal. Through his organization the Economic Security Council, he’s advocating for a monthly check of $500 for Americans making under $50,000, to be funded by those in the highest income bracket. He said his early successes, as well as his failure with the New Republic magazine, has shaped his approach to this latest venture. Chris Hughes had the good fortune of making it to Harvard, and the even better fortune of being Mark Zuckerberg’s roommate. As the most outgoing of the … [Read more...] about Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes opens up about sudden wealth, how a walk with Mark Zuckerberg changed his life, and why he wants millions of Americans to get free cash each month
The plight of a British man highlights the risks for foreigners living in Thailand without health or medical insurance. Story by ThaiVisa… Graham Briar, who uploads videos about life in rural Thailand to his YouTube channel Graham & Pie, urgently needs a triple heart bypass operation but with no medical insurance and not enough money to pay for surgery he finds himself in a nightmare situation in hospital in Chiang Rai. Graham, who has been broadcasting about his current situation live on YouTube, says that doctors have told him surgery will cost at least half a million baht or as much as one million baht, which needs to be paid upfront. One week ago, Graham uploaded a video titled ‘Heart of the Matter’ where he revealed he had been experiencing a shortness of breath and chest pains. In a second video posted six days later, which now appears to have been removed, Graham talking live from his hospital bed explained that after visiting a local doctor he was advised … [Read more...] about Graham needs a triple bypass. Doesn’t have health insurance.
By Allan Woods Quebec Bureau Mon., Feb. 19, 2018 MONTREAL—Depression forced Giller Prize-nominated novelist Samuel Archibald to take a leave last fall from his job as a professor at Université du Québec à Montréal. The refusal of the school’s insurance provider to approve his disability claim last November pushed him deeper into his dark hole. But it was only in early February as Archibald was facing financial ruin that his doctor informed him that the company, Desjardins, had based its decision to deny his claim on Facebook and Instagram posts that showed him exercising, taking care of his children and generally looking like the happy guy he longed to be. “They said, ‘You’re active, you’re in shape, you don’t look sick,’” said Archibald, whose 2011 book Arvida was a finalist for the 2015 Giller Prize after being translated into English. “It was the moment that I became … [Read more...] about Novelist’s battle over disability insurance claim sparks a reckoning in Quebec