Wuhan pneumonia pressure on Hong Kong healthcare sector

Wuhan pneumonia pressure on Hong Kong’s healthcare sector

According to our previous article on the subject of a mysterious SARS related outbreak in Wuhan at the beginning of 2020, we looked back at the epidemic that took Hong Kong by storm in 2002 and reviewed the best ways to protect against SARS infection. In today’s article by Pacific Prime Hong Kong, we will …

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New Year's Eve safety tips in Hong Kong

New Year’s Eve safety tips in Hong Kong

As the new year fast approaches, there are plenty of ways to celebrate your New Year’s Eve countdown in Hong Kong, whether that’s seeing the new version of the “Symphony of Lights” show, or hosting a party at home with close friends and family. Here are a few tips from Pacific Prime Hong Kong to …

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Safety tips for your Christmas holidays at home

Safety tips for your Christmas holidays at home

With Christmas around the corner, we enter a period of joy, happiness, fun, and laughter as friends and family come together to celebrate what most believe to be the best time of the year. In terms of health and safety, all the chaos of getting food prepared, presents wrapped, decorations hung up, and parties organized, …

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HK Hospitalization claim

Most important things you need to know about hospitalization claims

While in most cases, your private health insurance allows you to receive inpatient treatments in the hospital without any hassle, there are still certain procedures, and documents patients should be aware of when being admitted to a hospital. To answer your hospitalization insurance questions, this article will relate to, and explain some key terms such …

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New Year's Eve safety tips in Hong Kong

New Year’s Eve safety tips in Hong Kong

As the new year fast approaches, there are plenty of ways to celebrate your New Year’s Eve countdown in Hong Kong, whether that’s seeing the new version of the “Symphony of Lights” show, or hosting a party at home with close friends and family. Here are a few tips from Pacific Prime Hong Kong to …

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HK Hospitalization claim

Most important things you need to know about hospitalization claims

While in most cases, your private health insurance allows you to receive inpatient treatments in the hospital without any hassle, there are still certain procedures, and documents patients should be aware of when being admitted to a hospital. To answer your hospitalization insurance questions, this article will relate to, and explain some key terms such …

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Hong Kong Cancer Cases Are Rising

Hong Kong cancer cases are rising

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, killing over 9.6 million people in 2018. More alarmingly, this figure is expected to rise by 80% in developing countries and 40% in developed countries by 2030, according to the WHO. The financial hub of Asia is no exception to this trend as there are rising cancer …

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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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Infographics of international and private school insurance released!

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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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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Wuhan pneumonia pressure on Hong Kong healthcare sector

Wuhan pneumonia pressure on Hong Kong’s healthcare sector

According to our previous article on the subject of a mysterious SARS related outbreak in Wuhan at the beginning of 2020, we looked back at the epidemic that took Hong Kong by storm in 2002 and reviewed the best ways to protect against SARS infection. In today’s article by Pacific Prime Hong Kong, we will …

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Government proposes new path for maternity leave bill

Government proposes new path for maternity leave bill

In a rather surprising move, Hong Kong’s labor administer has asked the Legislative Council of Hong Kong to bypass its standard procedures and pass a bill that would add four weeks to maternity leave, making it 14 weeks instead of 10 weeks and avoiding a backlog of bills due to political maneuvering. In this Pacific …

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All You Need to Know about the Return of SARS in Hong Kong

All you need to know about the fear of SARS returning in Hong Kong

SARs, also known as severe acute respiratory syndrome or atypical pneumonia, plagued Asia Pacific countries back in 2002-2004. Today, early signs of SARS returning are starting to show, and you need to be ready. In this article by Pacific Prime Hong Kong, we’ll take you through the disturbing new cases of pneumonia in China, how …

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The importance of pre-assignment health screening and group health insurance

The importance of pre-assignment health screening and group health insurance

For an employer to attract the highest quality candidate from abroad, many factors have to be considered to ensure the overseas move is a success. Before potential candidates decide to accept an expatriate assignment there are a few main factors that go into making their decision: is this a good move for my career? Does …

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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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