Travel advice for travelers during the COVID-19 outbreak

Travel advice for travelers during the COVID-19 outbreak

The current coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, has infected over 45,000 people and is wreaking havoc across China and many other countries including Singapore. The outbreak now affects 28 countries and territories and could increase in the very near future. Official figures from the WHO confirm over 1,100 people have died as a result of contracting the …

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Travel advice for travelers during the COVID-19 outbreak

Travel advice for travelers during the COVID-19 outbreak

The current coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, has infected over 45,000 people and is wreaking havoc across China and many other countries including Singapore. The outbreak now affects 28 countries and territories and could increase in the very near future. Official figures from the WHO confirm over 1,100 people have died as a result of contracting the …

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doesinsurancecoverwuhan

Does my insurance cover Wuhan coronavirus?

As more cases of the Wuhan coronavirus come to light, concern amongst the general public continues to increase. This is especially true for those living in or traveling to areas like China and other countries in East Asia. In this Pacific Prime Singapore article, we’ll answer the one question we’re asked the most these days: …

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Key changes to the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA) in 2020

Key changes to the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA) in 2020

Did you know that the WICA 2019 has been amended and since January 1, 2020, there have been some newly applied changes? What are these changes that have come into effect and how will they impact employers and employees operating and working respectively in Singapore? For this article by Pacific Prime Singapore, we will provide …

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doesinsurancecoverwuhan

Does my insurance cover Wuhan coronavirus?

As more cases of the Wuhan coronavirus come to light, concern amongst the general public continues to increase. This is especially true for those living in or traveling to areas like China and other countries in East Asia. In this Pacific Prime Singapore article, we’ll answer the one question we’re asked the most these days: …

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individualvsgroupaffordable

Why is individual health insurance more affordable than group health insurance?

Group health insurance tends to cost more than individual health insurance. With this in mind, it makes sense that small businesses would use individual health insurance to structure their health benefits. After all, it makes the money spent on health benefits go a long way. In this Pacific Prime Singapore article, we discuss how these …

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health insurance cover overseas

Will health insurance cover you overseas?

When you’re planning your next getaway, you’re probably not thinking about what will happen if you get injured or sick. However, up to 65 percent of travelers experience a health problem while traveling. Depending on where you’re traveling to, your local health insurance may not suffice. In this Pacific Prime Singapore article, we’ll answer one …

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5 Most Effective Ways of Attracting and Retaining Millennial Employees

5 most effective ways of attracting and retaining millennial employees

Were you aware that by the end of 2020, millennials (born between 1981-1996) will make up more than a third of the world’s workforce? As we turn to the 2020s, this new generation of ambitious individuals will quickly form the bulk of your employees. For employers, this means that new methods and strategies will need …

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business insurance in Singapore

5 things to consider when shopping for business insurance in Singapore

It might not be the most thrilling aspect of operating a business, but ensuring it has the right coverage not only gives you peace of mind, it’s also fundamental – and sometimes a legal requirement – for the protection and management of your business. Each year thousands of businesses owners across the globe lose their …

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School insurance in a nutshell: brand new infographic

School insurance in a nutshell: brand new infographic

Pacific Prime Singapore is excited to announce the creation and release of its latest school insurance infographic, which is available for download here. This brand new infographic on international and private school insurance solutions is a convenient, supplementary addition to our recently launched School Insurance Guide 2018-2019. Our team of specialists believe that both resources, …

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Types of Childbirth and Delivery Method: Facts You Should Know

Types of childbirth and delivery methods: Facts you should know

Today, there are many types of childbirth and delivery methods available, allow all expecting parents to choose the method that is safest for their physical conditions, while at the same time, allowing parents to capture the first moment their child enters the world. In this article by Pacific Prime Singapore, we will explore the most …

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Here’s how to get a cheaper newborn and senior health insurance

Here’s how to get a cheaper newborn and senior health insurance

Living in Singapore as an expat can be costly, especially if you have family members that are dependent on you. Whether you have just welcomed a newborn baby to your family, or have an elderly family member living with you, health insurance premiums can be an issue. For instance, a maternity insurance plan only covers …

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birth tourism

Birth tourism in Singapore: Your guide to having a baby in the Lion City

The Lion City is a small but prosperous country. It receives 16 million visitors annually, and over 33,000 babies are born here every year. The newborn mortality rate of 1.1 in Singapore also ranks the city-state among the safest high-income locations to give birth. These factors, plus the wide range of world class maternity hospitals …

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childswellbeingtips

Children’s mental health week: Ways to boost your child’s mental wellbeing

Every parent wants their children to be happy and healthy. While proper nutrition and exercise play an important role in your children’s physical health, it’s almost important to help them become fit mentally. As parents, we can encourage this in our kids from a young age. In this Pacific Prime Singapore article, we’ll take a …

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cost of hpv vaccination singapore 2020

Cost of HPV vaccination in Singapore 2020

Getting a vaccine against cancer may sound too good to be true, but it’s actually possible. At least when it comes to cervical cancer. All you have to do is get an HPV vaccine, which can cost just SGD $300 for adults in Singapore, and not a single cent for schoolchildren. In this article by …

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health costs in singapore related to stress

18% of health costs in Singapore related to stress

According to a recent report titled “Chronic Stress: Are we reaching health system burn out?”, Singapore spends SGD $3.1 billion, or 18%, of its total healthcare expenditure on illnesses related to stress annually. Shockingly, Singapore’s proportion of expenditure on stress-related illnesses puts it in second place in the report, following Australia’s 18.8% by just 0.8%. …

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Non-monetary employee benefits: What are the advantages of a good workplace design?

Non-monetary employee benefits: What are the advantages of a good workplace design?

As an employer, you offer competitive salaries, effective management, a fun culture, pleasant rewards, interesting incentives, and overly generous work benefits. You believe in flexible working hours, issuing business leaves, extensive learning and development, and attractive retirement pension schemes. However, you have come to notice a lack of employee engagement within the workforce. As you …

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Business travel trends around the world in 2020

Business travel trends around the world in 2020

As the year 2020 approaches, the business travel industry continues to grow exponentially, with experts predicting that global business travel spend will reach USD $1.7 trillion by 2020. There are many significant, fast-paced changes coming up in 2020 including the rise of corporate millennial travelers and the revolutionary impact of technology like artificial intelligence and …

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is remote work the future

Is remote work the future?

Traditional office spaces might soon become a thing of the past. At least, that’s what research and statistics surrounding remote work are showing us. According to a Standford University study, there are plenty of benefits to working remotely, ranging from lower costs to greater autonomy. And with 66% of US companies allowing remote work, as …

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GDPR and Employee Benefits Guide

GDPR and Employee Benefits explained in our newly released Guide!

The European Union’s GDPR rules came into effect in May 2018 and dramatically changed the way companies in and outside of the EU handle personal data of EU citizens. What should Human Resources departments in Singapore know when it comes to GDPR compliance? In Employee Benefits sphere, too, there are certain GDPR compliance risks and …

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health technology 2019

How health technology will shape 2019?

When it comes to technology advancement, Singapore is definitely one of the cities that lead the way and set trends for other nations to follow, for example with their Smart Nation Initiative, a single electronic health record (EHR). The use of connected care technologies and mobile health programs are getting more prominent in this digitally …

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Singapore's Budget 2019

How Singapore’s Budget 2019 shapes the future of the city

On Monday, 18th of February 2019, Singapore Finance Minister Mr. Heng Swee Keat delivered the Singapore Budget 2019. This year’s budget outlines a strategic plan to build a strong, united Singapore, by focusing on five areas: Keeping Singapore safe and secure   Continuing to transform and develop a vibrant economy Creating a caring and inclusive …

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