Getting hospital insurance to beat the winter flu queues

Around the same time last year, we were writing about the Hong Kong health sector’s moves to address a common occurrence in Winter: excessive winter flu queues clogging up hospitals. Despite several measures being taken by the Hong Kong Hospital Authority and healthcare providers alike, demand for medical treatment at hospitals has again ballooned to …

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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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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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