Understanding Hepatitis C in Hong Kong

When it comes to deadly illnesses in Hong Kong, hepatitis may not be at the top of the list. but you may think differently after knowing that there has just been another instance of rat hepatitis E infecting a person in Wong Tai Sin, following the world’s first known infection in late September. Similarly, a …

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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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Natural disaster insurance shifts after two T10 typhoons in Hong Kong

With more severe typhoons hitting Hong Kong directly, insurers are set to examine their natural disaster insurance premium strategies in the Asia Pacific region. Last year’s Hato was hailed as the worst typhoon to hit Hong Kong for years, causing $511 million worth of damage in Hong Kong alone, but it kept it’s badge only …

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The average annual growth of the cost of international medical insurance in Hong Kong

The cost of international medical insurance in Hong Kong rose since 2015. How do we know this? For the first time in Pacific Prime’s history of publishing our annual Cost of International Health Insurance reports, this year’s report includes a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) analysis of average premiums from 2015 to 2018. The CAGR …

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international medical insurance in Hong Kong

The average annual growth of the cost of international medical insurance in Hong Kong

The cost of international medical insurance in Hong Kong rose since 2015. How do we know this? For the first time in Pacific Prime’s history of publishing our annual Cost of International Health Insurance reports, this year’s report includes a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) analysis of average premiums from 2015 to 2018. The CAGR …

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Four reasons why the cost of private health insurance is rising

Anyone who has ever bought an International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) plan will have noticed that their premiums go up slightly during renewal time each year. While the exact reason for each country differs, today’s article Pacific Prime Hong Kong will discuss why IPMI premiums changed this year, using data taken from our recently released …

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Why should pregnancy insurance cover dietary consultations?

Dietitian or nutritionist consultation is crucial for expectant mothers. Such visits are meant to teach diet modification for a newly diagnosed medical condition, like pregnancy. Expecting parents have plenty of questions regarding the baby’s and mother’s health, and nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding is one of the major uncertainties. In today’s article, Pacific Prime Hong …

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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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How to secure school insurance through a broker

As a member of the management team in an educational institution, you are responsible for the school’s daily operations. You understand that when the unexpected happens, you must have a risk management plan in hand and ensure that every perilous situation will be handled fast and efficiently without any unnecessary delays.   But what if …

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School Insurance Guide 2018-2019

New guide on private and international school insurance published!

Pacific Prime Hong Kong’s School Insurance Guide 2018-2019 is an essential read for school administrators and HR teams looking to safeguard their educational institutions against potential risks. Due to their unique business nature, schools are more prone to a vast array of risks that may imperil their reputation, financial health, and even operations. These risks …

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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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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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Understanding Hepatitis C in Hong Kong

When it comes to deadly illnesses in Hong Kong, hepatitis may not be at the top of the list. but you may think differently after knowing that there has just been another instance of rat hepatitis E infecting a person in Wong Tai Sin, following the world’s first known infection in late September. Similarly, a …

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Understanding hand, foot and mouth disease

It all started with just a few itchy tiny red spots on my palms. I did not pay much attention to it until I saw the Google image search results of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). I had been warned by my family that there was an outbreak of the disease in the community, …

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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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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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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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