blood donation

Blood donation in Hong Kong and you

Blood is the lifeblood of our lives. Seriously though, while occasions in which we need access to blood are (hopefully) few and far between, blood is still something that we should be concerned with. Not only the blood that is currently in our bodies or our bodies’ capacity to create more, but the blood found …

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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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5 things you should know about handling medical emergencies in HK

From unconsciousness to food poisoning and car accidents, medical emergencies can happen to anyone, anytime, and anywhere. What would you do if you or a family member suffered a medical emergency? Every second counts during an emergency and, while frightening, knowing what to do could quite literally save your life. To help, this post imparts …

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Best health insurance articles of 2017

Hall of fame: The best health insurance articles of 2017

Happy New Year! 2017 has officially drawn to a close, and the beginning of 2018 beckons us to take stock of our past year’s successes and failures, as well as the areas in which we can improve. While this introspection can be very meaningful for all of us on a personal level, it is no …

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Medical emergencies article HK

5 things you should know about handling medical emergencies in HK

From unconsciousness to food poisoning and car accidents, medical emergencies can happen to anyone, anytime, and anywhere. What would you do if you or a family member suffered a medical emergency? Every second counts during an emergency and, while frightening, knowing what to do could quite literally save your life. To help, this post imparts …

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Best health insurance articles of 2017

Hall of fame: The best health insurance articles of 2017

Happy New Year! 2017 has officially drawn to a close, and the beginning of 2018 beckons us to take stock of our past year’s successes and failures, as well as the areas in which we can improve. While this introspection can be very meaningful for all of us on a personal level, it is no …

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woman lies in bed holding her head and blowing her nose into a tissue as she fights off a cold without having full medical coverage

Hong Kong prepares adequate medical treatment for the Winter flu season

Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority has hired 1,607 new full-time nurses in the past few months in order to prepare for the coming winter flu season. The country is often struck twice a year with colds and flus; the summer flu season can also be a time of high demand placed upon the health system. When …

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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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internet challenges

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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Getting pregnant over age 40 in Hong Kong

When it comes to medical issues in Hong Kong, we have seen many trends that are affecting other places in the world that are highly developed socially and economically. So called ‘lifestyle diseases’ of ‘affluenza’ are becoming ever more prominent, as we see expanding waistlines and chronic diseases developing due to sedentary lifestyles and poor …

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Finding the best medical insurance coverage for IVF in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is notorious for its high cost of private medical care (including IVF treatment), which is why securing the best medical insurance can be a good way of ensuring that you have access to the best fertility treatment facilities in the city without breaking the bank. As discussed in one of our previous blog …

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blood donation

Blood donation in Hong Kong and you

Blood is the lifeblood of our lives. Seriously though, while occasions in which we need access to blood are (hopefully) few and far between, blood is still something that we should be concerned with. Not only the blood that is currently in our bodies or our bodies’ capacity to create more, but the blood found …

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a large asian man sits with his head in his hands as he weighs up whether to eat lettuce or a plate full of chips and a burger, representing obesity in hong kong

Obesity in Hong Kong reaches 50% of the population

According to a survey of more than 12,000 people, half of 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 these …

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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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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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HR support for employee benefits: how can an insurance broker help your business?

If there’s one department in your office that can always do with a bit more support, it’s your human resources team. The downside for most is that HR are often left to themselves to deal with the many staff-related issues and concerns that arise daily, simply because there’s no one else within the company to …

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Maternity benefits for employees in Hong Kong: what can my business do?

Employees who get pregnant can sometimes be a surprise for a business (almost as much as it can potentially be for the employee). Despite the fact that Hong Kong’s birth rate is falling, from time to time you’re still going to have employees that bring you the news that they’re expecting. Often, maternity leave is …

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