Kindergarten toys and activities

Preschool and kindergarten in Hong Kong: 5 tips to find the best one for your kids

For decades, Hong Kong has been providing some of the best pre-primary education in the APAC region and offering expat parents with many preschool options to choose from for their kids to attend. In most cases, the decision is made by expat parents to place their kids in a preschool establishment or kindergarten as their attendance …

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Kindergarten toys and activities

Preschool and kindergarten in Hong Kong: 5 tips to find the best one for your kids

For decades, Hong Kong has been providing some of the best pre-primary education in the APAC region and offering expat parents with many preschool options to choose from for their kids to attend. In most cases, the decision is made by expat parents to place their kids in a preschool establishment or kindergarten as their attendance …

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Inpatient vs. outpatient insurance: What does it cover and what is the difference?

Hong Kong boasts some top-hospitals and an excellent healthcare system – albeit one that is bank-breakingly expensive. This is especially the case if you’re looking to use the private system, which comes with attractive perks such as shorter waiting times and superior quality of service. Fortunately, you can get health insurance in Hong Kong to …

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Chronic conditions and care in Hong Kong

Did you know that according to the WHO the leading cause of death worldwide is chronic conditions, with an estimated 38 million deaths a year being attributed to the diseases that make up this large umbrella term? In this Pacific Prime Hong Kong article, we’ll take a look at an interesting habit among residents in …

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health_insurance

Inpatient vs. outpatient insurance: What does it cover and what is the difference?

Hong Kong boasts some top-hospitals and an excellent healthcare system – albeit one that is bank-breakingly expensive. This is especially the case if you’re looking to use the private system, which comes with attractive perks such as shorter waiting times and superior quality of service. Fortunately, you can get health insurance in Hong Kong to …

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Blood pressure cuff to represent managing a chronic condition

Chronic conditions and care in Hong Kong

Did you know that according to the WHO the leading cause of death worldwide is chronic conditions, with an estimated 38 million deaths a year being attributed to the diseases that make up this large umbrella term? In this Pacific Prime Hong Kong article, we’ll take a look at an interesting habit among residents in …

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Top 5 questions to ask before purchasing dental insurance in Hong Kong

There are many reasons as to why people don’t go to the dentist, one of which is the cost. But one of the best ways to offset the cost of going to a dentist is dental insurance. If you are considering securing dental insurance in Hong Kong for you or your family, this article by …

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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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Insurance for startups and SMEs: Key considerations when choosing group health insurance

For startups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), resources and funding tend to be limited at the beginning and need to be spent wisely. While it may be tempting for business owners and HR leaders to skip employee benefits, such as group health insurance plans, firms that go above and beyond to make their employees …

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Kindergarten toys and activities

Preschool and kindergarten in Hong Kong: 5 tips to find the best one for your kids

For decades, Hong Kong has been providing some of the best pre-primary education in the APAC region and offering expat parents with many preschool options to choose from for their kids to attend. In most cases, the decision is made by expat parents to place their kids in a preschool establishment or kindergarten as their attendance …

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Your guide to raising multicultural kids in Hong Kong

As a parent, your goal is to raise your child to be well-rounded, accepting, and, above all, happy. What it takes to get there, however, is different for everyone. Whether you’ve moved to Hong Kong with your family or are planning on starting one here, Hong Kong is an ideal setting for multicultural parenting, which …

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Air pollution in Hong Kong and pregnancy

Air pollution in Hong Kong and pregnancy: are you at risk?

Expats coming from less densely populated parts of the world might quickly notice the negative effects of air pollution in Hong Kong. You might experience skin problems, breathing problems, or even headaches and dizziness. These are only the short-term effects of air pollution exposure. With that said, are pregnant women particularly at risk? Can bad …

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Exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hong Kong

Living in Hong Kong, you have access to a wide variety of doctors. From private clinics where some of the world’s top doctors practice, to public hospitals that are highly affordable for anyone with an HKID, western-style medical care is never far away. But, medical care in Hong Kong, as with many other facets of …

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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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Allergies in Hong Kong: A growing epidemic?

According to the WHO, around 40 percent of the world’s population have allergies. This makes them one of the most common chronic illnesses, and include food allergy, asthma, atopic eczema, ocular allergy, insect allergy, nasal allergy, and more. The proportion of allergy sufferers in big cities is on the rise, and Hong Kong is by …

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How to ease your employees’ financial worries

As the global economy suffers the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and organizations the world over are tightening budgets, your employees’ financial worries may seem like the least of your concerns. While it may be tempting to sweep this issue under the rug for now, the truth is that long-term financial security was already a …

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mother joyously carries her baby in front of a red, white and blue painted wall, representing the journey of maternity benefits for employees

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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a group of employees work collaboratively in an diverse and modern workspace, outlining the importance of understanding what types of employee health benefits might be useful in today's working environment

What are the most common types of employee benefits 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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