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How to boost employee morale and motivation ahead of the holiday season

‘Tis the season to be less productive…Okay, not quite how the song goes, but nonetheless very true. Across offices in Hong Kong this time of year, employees tend to get distracted at work, as they begin to wind down and switch off ahead of the holiday season. Whether it’s the temperature dipping, the city lighting …

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The ultimate guide to maternity insurance for expats in Hong Kong

There are many things you need to think about if you plan on having a baby. As an expat, you’re going to have even more to consider since the local healthcare system may be unfamiliar to you. While Hong Kong’s healthcare system is certainly well-equipped, it can also be overwhelming to navigate on your own, …

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The complete guide to flu vaccines in Hong Kong

Seasonal flu vaccines are a routine occurrence for many Hong Kongers each autumn, in order to protect against flu in the coming months. But it has taken on a whole nother meaning this year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, as individuals want to minimize the possibility of getting ill at all costs. Whether or not you’ve …

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How to find the best health insurance plan in Hong Kong

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 city …

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The complete guide to flu vaccines in Hong Kong

Seasonal flu vaccines are a routine occurrence for many Hong Kongers each autumn, in order to protect against flu in the coming months. But it has taken on a whole nother meaning this year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, as individuals want to minimize the possibility of getting ill at all costs. Whether or not you’ve …

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personal medical insurance plan article

How to find the best health insurance plan in Hong Kong

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 city …

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SCMP’s webinar series: Pierre de Mirman shares insights on Shanghai healthcare

As part of SCMP’s Global Citizens webinar series, Pacific Prime’s Global Head for Employee Benefits & Corporate Solutions, Pierre de Mirman, was invited to provide an insightful presentation titled – Healthcare 101: What you need to know about healthcare in Shanghai and touched on the following 3 main topics for viewers and expats alike: Healthcare …

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Key considerations when choosing a group health insurance plan for SMEs

For a lot of small to medium size enterprises (SMEs), resources are limited and need to be spent wisely. While it may be tempting to skip employee benefits, such as group health insurance plans, firms that go above and beyond to make their employees feel valued are the ones that thrive in the long run. …

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5 ways of reinventing your office culture to thrive in the 2020s

5 ways of reinventing your office culture to thrive in the 2020s

As we approach the end of the decade, businesses around the world are presented with a timely opportunity to reflect on how they can capitalize on the arriving wave of young employees. To do so, firms will have to start reinventing their office culture to meet the expectations of these young talents, who will soon …

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3 ways a financial wellness program helps improve your business

3 ways a financial wellness program helps improve your business

As the global economic instability has many worried that an economic recession is around the corner, financial stress is fast becoming the most significant stress factor for employees. Financial stress takes a toll on your employee’s physical and mental health, which can damage your business’s productivity, turnover rate, and insurance costs.   This is where financial …

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guidematernityinsurancehk

The ultimate guide to maternity insurance for expats in Hong Kong

There are many things you need to think about if you plan on having a baby. As an expat, you’re going to have even more to consider since the local healthcare system may be unfamiliar to you. While Hong Kong’s healthcare system is certainly well-equipped, it can also be overwhelming to navigate on your own, …

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How much does a family health insurance plan cost?

Moving to Hong Kong with your family? You’ll be disappointed to find out that health insurance premiums in the SAR are notoriously high. Despite this, getting health insurance is something you should consider, as it’ll provide you with peace of mind and help you avoid out-of-pocket payments. In this Pacific Prime Hong Kong article, we’ll …

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An expat’s guide to picking the right school for your child in Hong Kong

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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Obesity in Hong Kong reaches 50% of the population

According to a survey of more than 12,000 people, half of the people living in the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong are overweight or obese. Figures relate to those over the age of 15 years old, which is representative of some 6.5 million people. We all know that keeping a healthy weight is important, but …

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Does Hong Kong have an efficient healthcare system?

If you are an expat moving to Hong Kong, you will eventually need to visit a doctor in the city-state. If and when you do need to see a doctor, there is certainly no shortage of choices. You have public and private hospitals spread throughout the city, clinics on nearly every corner, and not to …

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4 reasons why it’s important to take paid time off during the pandemic

What were your plans for this summer? Perhaps you had booked a resort stay in the South of France, a flight to attend your best friend’s wedding in Hua Hin, or a romantic 5-star getaway with your significant other. Even as lockdowns in various parts of the world begin to ease, most people have had …

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How to boost employee morale and motivation ahead of the holiday season

‘Tis the season to be less productive…Okay, not quite how the song goes, but nonetheless very true. Across offices in Hong Kong this time of year, employees tend to get distracted at work, as they begin to wind down and switch off ahead of the holiday season. Whether it’s the temperature dipping, the city lighting …

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Designing a corporate wellness program in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is renowned for its frenetic work culture and fast-paced lifestyle, earning a spot as one of the world’s most dynamic cities. But this comes at a cost to the mental health of employees in the SAR, as one third of them suffer from mental health issues. In this Pacific Prime Hong Kong article, …

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How to reopen your business amidst the COVID-19 pandemic?

Businesses were forced to adapt to remote-working, as COVID-19 proved to be deadlier than anyone thought. While switching to tech tools and digital solutions was effortless for some and challenging for others, most of us didn’t realize how much things would change as a result of the pandemic. So much so that reopening of businesses …

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