What should employers do to tackle employee mental health issues?

Every time we talk about employee benefits, the first few things that spring right into our heads might probably be paid leaves, medical insurance, or flexible working hours. Mental health support just seems to be the least of our concern. However, mental wellness issues are getting more prevalent nowadays, from the most common depression, alcohol …

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How can proper long term healthcare plans secure your future?

There are a lot of things we should be proud of as Hongkongers, from the low crime rate, vibrant culture, low tax system, to the convenient traffic and the spectacular night scenery. The miracle of morphing from a small fishing village into an international metropolis is indeed something worth shouting about. Yet, we aren’t doing …

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Why should you plan for your future health expenses now?

When we are young and healthy, we don’t always think about the future health expenses we may face. We are not talking only about unforeseen accidents here, but more about chronic conditions that can develop over the long term and stay with us for, perhaps, our entire lives. These conditions must be regularly treated with …

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Why get Hong Kong health insurance for skin disorders?

Among all of the illnesses, diseases, and disorders you might come across in Hong Kong, skin-related issues can often be one of the most frustrating. Things like eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis can often make normal, everyday life a struggle, especially as a long term health challenge (as opposed to a few days battling a …

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future health expenses

Why should you plan for your future health expenses now?

When we are young and healthy, we don’t always think about the future health expenses we may face. We are not talking only about unforeseen accidents here, but more about chronic conditions that can develop over the long term and stay with us for, perhaps, our entire lives. These conditions must be regularly treated with …

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a doctor checks the skin on the hands of a patient to ensure there are no skin disorders to be addressed

Why get Hong Kong health insurance for skin disorders?

Among all of the illnesses, diseases, and disorders you might come across in Hong Kong, skin-related issues can often be one of the most frustrating. Things like eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis can often make normal, everyday life a struggle, especially as a long term health challenge (as opposed to a few days battling a …

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Moving to HK? Tips for picking the best personal medical insurance plan

The prospect of relocating to a megacity like Hong Kong can be both exciting and daunting. Ensuring that you’ve made all the necessary preparations is therefore key in alleviating some of the stress that naturally comes with moving to a new country. One thing that you will quickly discover when doing research on the SAR …

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Controlling costs a lingering issue for company group insurance plans

It’s the time of year when companies begin making important decisions about the future of the business. Some will be faced with greater expectations, some with shrinking or static budgets. In almost 20 years of supporting employee benefits plans, we’ve found that the biggest, continuing challenge for most companies’ group insurance plans is controlling costs. …

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Top-up insurance in Hong Kong: What is it and do I need it?

As one of the most sought-after employee benefits in Hong Kong, the majority of expats working here will likely have employer-provided health insurance. In the midst of skyrocketing healthcare costs, however, a growing number of companies are finding ways to save on their employee benefits. In fact, in 2017 more than half (55%) of HK …

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Delivering the best corporate health insurance solutions in Hong Kong

Corporate health insurance and employee benefits are a common feature of today’s modern workplaces. Companies know that to attract the best talent to their business, they need to offer packages that are competitive in their market. While there are many benefits that can be added to a salary offer to make it more attractive, corporate …

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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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Internet challenges: Would your health insurance cover the risks?

Parents of Hong Kong, take heed. Maybe not today, and maybe not tomorrow, but someday… your child is going to do something dumb. What’s even worse is that this dumb thing they do is going to happen because somebody on the internet did the same dumb thing. Now, we’re all familiar with the realities of …

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Challenges and benefits of breastfeeding in Hong Kong

Just three months ago, a group of mothers staged a flashmob protest over prejudice against breastfeeding in public spaces in Central. This demonstration best exemplifies the conundrum that local moms are facing. Despite well-known ‘breast is best’ advocacy, Hong Kong, one of the more developed cities in Asia, still has a low breastfeeding rate. In …

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Earn up to 100,000 Asia Miles when joining Bupa Global’s health plan!

Buying the right health insurance gets you further in life! Global health insurance giant Bupa has just launched a brand new promotion that satisfies both your travel addiction and insurance needs. From now until 31 December 2018, upon purchasing Bupa’s international health insurance plan, new clients are entitled to Welcome Asia Miles of up to …

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Long term health insurance guide

Announcing Pacific Prime’s new Long Term Health Insurance Guide

Pacific Prime Hong Kong is proud to announce the launch of our latest Long Term Health Insurance Guide. This guide is a useful resource for anyone looking for a comprehensive and sustainable healthcare policy to tackle the ever-rising medical costs in town. Nowadays, we have every reason to worry about our healthcare insurance policies due …

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What should employers do to tackle employee mental health issues?

Every time we talk about employee benefits, the first few things that spring right into our heads might probably be paid leaves, medical insurance, or flexible working hours. Mental health support just seems to be the least of our concern. However, mental wellness issues are getting more prevalent nowadays, from the most common depression, alcohol …

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a group of employees work collaboratively in an diverse and modern workspace, outlining the importance of understanding what types of employee health benefits might be useful in today's working environment

What are the common types of employee health benefits offered to employees in Hong Kong?

Benefits are a standard part of most employee compensation packages these days. For businesses looking to attract and retain the best talent in their industry, offering things like leave allowances, flexible working arrangements, and fringe benefits are vital. Employee health benefits are one of the most common, and most important, perks for both employers and …

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What’s a corporate benefits consultant? Top reasons why using one is the superior choice

Gone are the days when employees happily collected their salary and expected little more. In today’s candidate-driven job market, employee benefits have become the “crown jewels” of compensation packages. In fact, 78% of job candidates look at a company’s employee benefits when deciding whether or not to accept an offer. As employers look to deliver …

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