How much homeowners insurance coverage do I need?

How much homeowners insurance coverage do I need?

Determining how much insurance you need to cover the structure of your property, personal belongings, and more can be extremely overwhelming. This is true whether you are a local resident or an expat who plans on buying a property in the city-state with loved ones. But no matter who you are, securing the right level …

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How much homeowners insurance coverage do I need?

How much homeowners insurance coverage do I need?

Determining how much insurance you need to cover the structure of your property, personal belongings, and more can be extremely overwhelming. This is true whether you are a local resident or an expat who plans on buying a property in the city-state with loved ones. But no matter who you are, securing the right level …

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Guide to car insurance in Hong Kong: Top 6 car insurance exclusion clauses

Owning a car in Hong Kong certainly has its perks, but they come with a hefty price tag. Buying a car is already expensive, to begin with. On top of that, third-party car insurance is required by law. Many car owners make the unfortunate mistake of assuming that their vehicle insurance covers everything. When, in …

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Best things to do to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in 2022

The Mid-Autumn Festival is just around the corner! It’s an exciting time of year regardless of whether this is your first time celebrating the festival or you’ve been celebrating it since you were a child. You can look forward to indulging in rich mooncakes, visiting gorgeous and lantern-filled streets, admiring the illuminating moon, or doing …

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Mid-Autumn Festival

Best things to do to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in 2022

The Mid-Autumn Festival is just around the corner! It’s an exciting time of year regardless of whether this is your first time celebrating the festival or you’ve been celebrating it since you were a child. You can look forward to indulging in rich mooncakes, visiting gorgeous and lantern-filled streets, admiring the illuminating moon, or doing …

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Traveling abroad in 2022: What you need to prepare for your trip

Planning a holiday or business trip to destinations in the Americas, Europe, Africa, or Southeast Asia? If so, you’ll surely need to prepare a few documents and ensure you meet the requirements for entering your desired destination(s). Read on, as this Pacific Prime Hong Kong article covers what to prepare when making plans to travel …

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Hong Kong to reopen to non-residents from May 2022

There’s finally light at the end of the tunnel as Hong Kong’s government announced it would allow non-residents to enter the city from May 1st, 2022. For many around the globe, this is welcoming news as it brings to an end two years of stringent border controls and Hong Kong flight/travel restrictions that were put …

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What you need to know about business interruption insurance in HK

According to an article by Eames Consulting in 2017, research from QBE insurance indicated that 26% of businesses in Hong Kong suffered lost income due to a business interruption. And if you thought that things were better by now, think again. The uncertain economic situation, global supply chain disruption, rising inflation, and other macro factors …

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COVID-19 Vaccines: A guide for employers in Hong Kong

The announcement of three types of COVID-19 vaccines for Hong Kong’s residents creates hope of the situation returning to business-as-usual for employers across the SAR. Recent news from Bloomberg indicates it could be as soon as early March 2021, once the first batch of vaccines from the German firm BioNTech SE arrives around the end …

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Little known tips to better group and corporate health insurance implementation

In Hong Kong, companies are constantly struggling to attract and retain qualified staff. One of the ways companies and their HR teams are combating this is through the introduction of extra non-monetary benefits (aside from pay) that employees want or need. While this has been a common trend in western countries, many companies in Hong …

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Education System in Hong Kong: Tips to picking the right school for your child

Living abroad in Hong Kong can be a wonderful experience for children. But it can also be a tough one if their school isn’t a good fit. Whether it’s facing a different educational system or adapting to a new learning culture, there’s a multitude of things expat children might struggle with. So, without further ado, …

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Coronavirus: What to do with the kids when school is closed

The idea of not going to school sounds great to many kids. However, it may be a nightmare if you’re struggling to get to work or work from home and supervise at the same time. Summer holidays are already in full swing four months earlier than usual (having started March 7th, 2022) amid COVID-19 in …

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How to financially prepare for maternity leave

If you’re a career woman hoping to welcome a little one in Hong Kong, you’ll be glad to know that you’re entitled to 14 weeks of maternity leave benefits. This statutory requirement has been extended from 10 weeks to 14 weeks under the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2020  and maintains the current rate of maternity leave …

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How to get back into working out after being sick

The temperature is finally dropping in Hong Kong, acting as a gentle reminder that it’s time to get your flu shot. There’s no denying that flu season is upon us and the virus that no one enjoys is making the rounds. Aside from at-risk groups (i.e. the elderly, young children, pregnant women, and people with …

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Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) vs medical insurance: What you should know

Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) vs. medical insurance: What you should know

In early April 2020, the Hong Kong government launched the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS), which offers individual health insurance certified by the Food and Health Bureau (FHB) to comply with the minimum requirements of the scheme in product design. In this Pacific Prime Hong Kong article, our experts will compare VHIS and traditional health …

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A guide to health check-ups in Hong Kong

A guide to health check-ups in Hong Kong

Moving across the globe can put a heavy physical strain on your body without you even knowing. From the initial jet lag, unfamiliar diseases, to being exposed to a higher level of air pollution, you are especially prone to health problems when moving to a new country. This makes getting regular health check-ups when moving …

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Top tips for Hong Kong workers facing burnout

A whopping 95% of employees in Hong Kong feel as though they could burn out this year, found a recent Mercer study. The study also revealed that unfair treatment and compensation are concerns affecting HK workers. While 93% of employees in the SAR expressed job satisfaction, that won’t seem to stop the 40% or so …

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Hong Kong’s New World Group to test 4.5-day work week

Hybrid working culture is here to stay. Post-COVID-19-pandemic many employees across the world are choosing to work remotely, and if their current job does not grant such benefits, they are finding new jobs that do. The phenomenon is known as the Great Resignation of 2022. In the wake of the new revolution and to maximize …

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10 tips for building a more inclusive workplace in 2022

The rise in remote work culture and its side effects leading to the Great Resignation has shaken up the dynamics of traditional workspaces in 2022. As a result, HR managers and industry leaders worldwide are working towards making workplaces more inclusive and creating a mental health-friendly environment for their employees. According to an OC tanner …

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