cost of giving birth in hong kong

What is the cost of giving birth in Hong Kong?

Taking that big step towards having a baby can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Considering the more practical side of pregnancy planning – such as preparing for the cost of giving birth in Hong Kong – can, however, be quite daunting. This is especially the case for expats, most of whom prefer to deliver their …

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cost of giving birth in hong kong

What is the cost of giving birth in Hong Kong?

Taking that big step towards having a baby can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Considering the more practical side of pregnancy planning – such as preparing for the cost of giving birth in Hong Kong – can, however, be quite daunting. This is especially the case for expats, most of whom prefer to deliver their …

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How is technology reshaping the healthcare we receive?

Modern technology has reshaped our lives in every possible and imaginable way, everything from agriculture, education, business and finance, research and development, to construction and manufacturing. Decades ago, it was utterly unthinkable for HR managers that someday we will be able to apply health tracking devices to gather employees’ health data and devise a successful …

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Hong Kong liveability ranking

Why did Hong Kong tumble down the global liveability ranking 2018?

In this year’s global liveability index survey published by ECA International, Hong Kong was ranked in 41st place – representing a drop of another 12 places since last year’s survey, and also the city-state’s lowest ranking in the past 10 years. Factors taken into consideration in the global liveability index survey include pollution, socio-political tensions, …

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cost of giving birth in hong kong

What is the cost of giving birth in Hong Kong?

Taking that big step towards having a baby can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Considering the more practical side of pregnancy planning – such as preparing for the cost of giving birth in Hong Kong – can, however, be quite daunting. This is especially the case for expats, most of whom prefer to deliver their …

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Hong Kong liveability ranking

Why did Hong Kong tumble down the global liveability ranking 2018?

In this year’s global liveability index survey published by ECA International, Hong Kong was ranked in 41st place – representing a drop of another 12 places since last year’s survey, and also the city-state’s lowest ranking in the past 10 years. Factors taken into consideration in the global liveability index survey include pollution, socio-political tensions, …

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Is elderly healthcare vouchers enough to provide seniors medical coverage?

Hong Kong is a frequent winner when it comes to life expectancy around the world. Recently, the city has topped the rank again in another Japanese government statistics, with 87.3 years for women and 81.2 for man. With improved medical treatment and advanced technology, it is expected that the figures will continue to climb, and …

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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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school insurance

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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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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patient in a medical machine undergoing cancer treatment in hong kong

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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Why is the HK public hospital system on brink of collapse?

Despite the fact that Hong Kong’s healthcare system always attains high rankings in different global studies and indexes, it is an undeniable disgrace that the city’s medical system is at a “bursting point”. The phenomenon was more obvious during the annual influenza season when hospitals were so congested that the occupancy rate exceeded 100 percent, …

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What do you know about diabetes type 1 and 2?

Chances are that you know what diabetes is, how it’s treated, and some of the serious health complications it can lead to. However, there’s an even higher chance – according to new international studies – that you will choose to ignore the signs of diabetes, even if you know what they are. This comes from …

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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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How does business travel affect employees’ mental health?

The loneliness depicted in the movie “Lost in Translation” accurately summarizes how it is like to work at a foreign place and demystifies the seemingly glamorous exterior of business trips. Those who don’t have the chance to go on business travel may envision that it is a good chance to escape the routine local lifestyle …

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