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Up to Bt1 million insurance coverage okayed for Covid-19 vaccine side-effects

The Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) has approved maximum coverage of up to Bt1 million for side-effects from the Covid-19 vaccine.

The office secretary-general, Suthipol Taweechaikarn, revealed this on Friday to the Digital Economy and Society Ministry’s Anti-Fake News Centre, which had sought clarification after some companies advertised the maximum coverage of their insurance plans in case customers show side-effects and allergic reactions to the Covid-19 vaccine.

The advertisements have sparked public curiosity, and many wanted to verify the legitimacy of those insurance plans.

“The OIC has approved the insurance plans for Covid-19 side-effects of some general insurance companies since February to boost people’s confidence in receiving the vaccine, as well as to make sure that they are well protected financially in case they suffer from side-effects or allergic reactions,” he said. “Some plans have maximum coverage as high as Bt1 million, depending on conditions set by the insurance companies.”

Suthiphol advised people who have queries about insurance plans to contact the commission hotline on 1186.

Published : March 13, 2021