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by thisisreallycomplicated
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Real life experience Fonasa B with the private system
Replies: 40
Views: 725

Re: Real life experience Fonasa B with the private system

eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:32 pm
Prolotherapy, hmmmm. I might not sign or pay for anything and think things over Fiestas Patrias. Looks like proloterapia is in Chile. Perhaps physical therapy and prolotherapy and if that doesn't work, then an operation.
That sounds like a good plan
by thisisreallycomplicated
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Real life experience Fonasa B with the private system
Replies: 40
Views: 725

Re: Real life experience Fonasa B with the private system

One more thing you might want to look into is Adequan or Ichon. It works really well for dogs and horses, but may not be approved for humans. http://forums.rxmuscle.com/archive/index.php/t-58098.html I couldn't find it in Chile about 5 or 6 years ago, so I had to import it from the US for my dog. I'...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Real life experience Fonasa B with the private system
Replies: 40
Views: 725

Re: Real life experience Fonasa B with the private system

Have you looked into surgery alternatives? You obviously know a lot more about your situation than I do, but I'm wondering if very careful exercise and better nutrition would work. This is something I was reading a couple weeks ago, about how ligaments heal: http://www.peraspenberg.com/texts/how-do-...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: FONASA questions
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: FONASA questions

How's your knee? Didn't see that the first time. :) Hardly any pain except when I twist it wrong or when I need to find the correct position to sleep or when it just flares for a minute and goes away. Can walk with a stiff limp, sometimes semi-rapid, in straight lines and that is how I get through ...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: FONASA questions
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: FONASA questions

I still think you are getting mixed up the Chilean version of worker comp and health insurance. If you are a tax paying worker, you have the Chilean version of US worker income comp if you get sick or injured. That is separate from health insurance like Fonasa or an Isapre. Everything I read that I...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: FONASA questions
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: FONASA questions

Damn, you better verify that Spencer is making the monthly payments for BOTH AFP and Fonasa. Something seems to be missing from your description. "Independent" workers need to enter the site at the beginning of every month and check off the buttons for AFP and Fonasa, then choose which bank they ar...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: FONASA questions
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: FONASA questions

Try registering on the PreviRed site to see if you can enter it. I was already registered by Spencer--they used to make AFP payments for me. I just changed the contact email address from theirs to mine. But do you recall registering for anything outside of Registro Civil with your forefinger print?...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: FONASA questions
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: FONASA questions

I also downloaded something called: CERTIFICADO DE COTIZACIONES Cuenta de Cotizaciones Obligatorias And I think it says that I paid. What I'm understanding is, the new law requires me to pay for insurance. SII calculates what I owe, and sends it to FONASA (assuming I paid SII of course). And I'd hav...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: FONASA questions
Replies: 13
Views: 235

FONASA questions

I didn't want to hijack EEUU's FONASA thread https://www.allchile.net/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=17183&start=12 , so I'm starting a new one. I'll go back over there, if it would be better to keep all of this together. Anyway... I did some searching on fonasa.cl, and downloaded an official-looking pdf that...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Real life experience Fonasa B with the private system
Replies: 40
Views: 725

Re: Real life experience Fonasa B with the private system

I know the thing from the email isn't FONASA. But I still thought I was covered somehow, since I "think" my accountant said I was (he might actually be a lawyer, if I understood him correctly... but now I'm not too sure about anything). Anyway, Fonasa.cl has some online stuff, so I'll probably go ov...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Real life experience Fonasa B with the private system
Replies: 40
Views: 725

Re: Real life experience Fonasa B with the private system

Do you automatically have FONASA B (or any other FONASA), if you issue "boletas de honorarios", and pay monthly taxes on SII.cl? No, you need to go to the Fonasa office and sign-up, it as an additional monthly payment. Bring a Spanish speaker who knows what you are trying to do. Do you know if ther...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Real life experience Fonasa B with the private system
Replies: 40
Views: 725

Re: Real life experience Fonasa B with the private system

Ideally, it would be nice if I could keep up with growing grand kids, go on a semi-challenging hike and run at full throttle from the incoming tsunami or other threat if needed :alien: Worst case, you could get knee replacements. A friend of mine got 2, and apparently they work great. But you proba...