hong kong medical insurance and measles vaccines

The measles vaccine and your Hong Kong medical insurance

The measles outbreak is decidedly the most major health scare the SAR has witnessed in the first quarter of 2019. And the outbreak shows no signs of abating anytime soon as, just a few days ago, 5 more measles cases were confirmed. This has hiked up the number of total cases in the SAR to …

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hong kong medical insurance and measles vaccines

The measles vaccine and your Hong Kong medical insurance

The measles outbreak is decidedly the most major health scare the SAR has witnessed in the first quarter of 2019. And the outbreak shows no signs of abating anytime soon as, just a few days ago, 5 more measles cases were confirmed. This has hiked up the number of total cases in the SAR to …

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affordable health insurance

An expat’s guide to buying affordable health insurance

It perhaps comes as no surprise that Hong Kong is consistently ranked the most expensive city to live in for expatriates worldwide. Rental prices continue to soar in the SAR, and private healthcare here is the second most expensive globally after the US; even a quick visit to the GP can easily set you back …

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How will 5G technology affect health insurance?

How will 5G technology affect health insurance?

With the advent of 5G mobile technology, the world is getting more ready for the new waves of changes it may bring, among which the healthcare industry will be facing drastic transformation. On March 19, 2019, the opening day of the 14th Asia Conference on Healthcare and Health Insurance, health experts and healthcare providers gathered …

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hong kong medical insurance and measles vaccines

The measles vaccine and your Hong Kong medical insurance

The measles outbreak is decidedly the most major health scare the SAR has witnessed in the first quarter of 2019. And the outbreak shows no signs of abating anytime soon as, just a few days ago, 5 more measles cases were confirmed. This has hiked up the number of total cases in the SAR to …

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affordable health insurance

An expat’s guide to buying affordable health insurance

It perhaps comes as no surprise that Hong Kong is consistently ranked the most expensive city to live in for expatriates worldwide. Rental prices continue to soar in the SAR, and private healthcare here is the second most expensive globally after the US; even a quick visit to the GP can easily set you back …

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cost of giving birth in hong kong

What is the cost of giving birth in Hong Kong?

Taking that big step towards having a baby can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Considering the more practical side of pregnancy planning – such as preparing for the cost of giving birth in Hong Kong – can, however, be quite daunting. This is especially the case for expats, most of whom prefer to deliver their …

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New international and private school insurance infographic released!

Pacific Prime Hong Kong is delighted to announce the launch of its latest infographic on international and private school insurance, a welcome addition to its collection of useful guides and reports. While our recently released school insurance guide provides comprehensive and in-depth information on the subject, this infographic presents the material via easy-to-digest and enticing …

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school insurance

How to secure school insurance through a broker

As a member of the management team in an educational institution, you are responsible for the school’s daily operations. You understand that when the unexpected happens, you must have a risk management plan in hand and ensure that every perilous situation will be handled fast and efficiently without any unnecessary delays.   But what if …

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School Insurance Guide 2018-2019

New guide on private and international school insurance published!

Pacific Prime Hong Kong’s School Insurance Guide 2018-2019 is an essential read for school administrators and HR teams looking to safeguard their educational institutions against potential risks. Due to their unique business nature, schools are more prone to a vast array of risks that may imperil their reputation, financial health, and even operations. These risks …

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Air pollution in Hong Kong and pregnancy

Air pollution in Hong Kong and pregnancy: are you at risk?

Expats that come from cleaner parts of the world might notice that air pollution in Hong Kong affects their health in many ways. You might be experiencing skin problems, breathing problems or headaches and dizziness. These are the short term effects of air pollution exposure but are there any risks to pregnant women? Can such …

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boys play on a slip and slide at the park promoting the benefits of free play

Free play encouraged for healthy children in Hong Kong

Parents in Hong Kong adore their children and want the best for them. A recent study by Unicef, however, has found that many don’t fully understand the concept of “free play” and the benefits it offers to kids. This week’s article by Pacific Prime Hong Kong outlines what free play truly means, and how you …

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Hong Kong family insurance article

How to choose the best Hong Kong family insurance: 5 helpful tips

Hong Kong is truly one of Asia’s best expat locations to raise a family; it’s safe, international, and features a diverse selection of schools. The city’s healthcare system also ranks among the top countries in the world, and comprises of 12 private and 42 public hospitals to serve its population of over 7.3 million people. …

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patient in a medical machine undergoing cancer treatment in hong kong

Public vs private cancer treatment in Hong Kong

A cancer diagnosis is a serious event, and one that can come with more stress than necessary. In Hong Kong, cancer is the leading cause of death for both sexes, accounting for nearly one-third of all deaths annually. When it comes to seeking cancer treatment in Hong Kong, there are a few choices available to …

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Why is the HK public hospital system on brink of collapse?

Despite the fact that Hong Kong’s healthcare system always attains high rankings in different global studies and indexes, it is an undeniable disgrace that the city’s medical system is at a “bursting point”. The phenomenon was more obvious during the annual influenza season when hospitals were so congested that the occupancy rate exceeded 100 percent, …

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What do you know about diabetes type 1 and 2?

Chances are that you know what diabetes is, how it’s treated, and some of the serious health complications it can lead to. However, there’s an even higher chance – according to new international studies – that you will choose to ignore the signs of diabetes, even if you know what they are. This comes from …

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benefits of health tracking in the workplace

The benefits of health tracking in the workplace

There is a whole spectrum of benefits concerning health tracking devices in the workplace that extend beyond the employees themselves. The employer and even the insurance company can see measurable advantages of a well-designed workplace wellness program that includes health tracking devices. The workplace wellness trend is here, and with the advancement in wearable technology, …

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mental health problems in HK

One third of HK employees struggle with mental health problems

With its frenetic work culture, it perhaps comes as no surprise that many Hong Kong employees suffer from mental health problems. In a recent study by Oliver Wyman and the City Mental Health Alliance Hong Kong, it was found that 3 in 10 (35 percent) of professional Hong Kong employees struggle with mental health issues. …

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How does business travel affect employees’ mental health?

The loneliness depicted in the movie “Lost in Translation” accurately summarizes how it is like to work at a foreign place and demystifies the seemingly glamorous exterior of business trips. Those who don’t have the chance to go on business travel may envision that it is a good chance to escape the routine local lifestyle …

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