privacy policy update

Pacific Prime Singapore announces privacy policy update

By now, you have no doubt encountered myriad messages in your email inbox about companies updating their privacy policy. If you’ve been adventurous enough to read the text of these messages, you have found out that the reason your inbox is stuffed full with these messages is the European Union’s new data privacy law: the …

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a doctor examines her tools in the foreground whilst a patient lies on an operating table in the background, symbolizing the need for surgical insurance in Singapore

Do you have the right surgical insurance coverage in Singapore?

The health benefits people use the most when they hold insurance are generally outpatient-related; GP visits, physiotherapy, or chiropractic treatments. In fact, it’s actually these types of benefits that drive a lot of what we call “overutilization of healthcare” in the sector, usually because of their quick and generally easy-to-acquire nature. One of the more …

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outpatient insurance article

The lowdown on outpatient insurance in Singapore

In the Lion City, one of the top concerns among old and young, Singaporean citizens, residents, and expatriates alike, is healthcare. Consistently ranked among one of the top countries globally for its healthcare infrastructure, patients in Singapore are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting first-class medical facilities. Healthcare costs, on the other hand, …

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insurance inflation

Insurance inflation in Singapore: A closer look

Would you say things are looking up in Singapore? We would. At least, we would say many things are going up in the Lion City. Fortunately, our local economic condition and overall quality of life have been steadily improving over the past several years. Unfortunately, temperatures have also been rising, thanks to global warming. In …

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outpatient insurance article

The lowdown on outpatient insurance in Singapore

In the Lion City, one of the top concerns among old and young, Singaporean citizens, residents, and expatriates alike, is healthcare. Consistently ranked among one of the top countries globally for its healthcare infrastructure, patients in Singapore are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting first-class medical facilities. Healthcare costs, on the other hand, …

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Do British expats in Singapore need health insurance?

Perhaps it’s a by-product of the colonial age, or simply not being satisfied to spend their entire lives on a single island, but people in the United Kingdom seem to have a penchant for not only traveling, but living and working abroad. While there are many options when it comes to destinations for living abroad, …

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expat health insurance policy

All about upgrading your expat health insurance policy

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Our old pal William Shakespeare really had something when he penned those words in his classic play Romeo and Juliet. After all, when something is good, why worry about the inconsequential details and get bogged down by minutia? When it comes to flowers, as well …

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a tablet, keyboard, smartphone and a notepad sit on a desk with a calendar, signifying the importance of planning your group employee insurance now

Group employee insurance: what businesses need to know about benefits in 2018

The new year is already passing quickly. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s February already. Some of those post-Christmas deadlines have come and gone, and suddenly you’re standing at the beginning of the calendar again looking ahead at what’s coming up. For many businesses, their employee benefits renewal date may still be coming, and we’ve …

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Insurance companies in Singapore and new medical fee benchmarks

MOH to work with insurance companies on medical fee benchmarks

The Ministry of Health (MOH) will work with insurance companies in Singapore to improve and strengthen their claims process in the hopes of ensuring that premiums will be sustainable in the long run. Patients and doctors in Singapore will also have the ability to refer to government-backed medical fee benchmarks next year, so they can …

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a man sits in the dark committing cyber crimes on his laptop, symbolizing the importance of understanding cyber security risks

Does your company lack effective cyber security and risk management?

Cyber security is a significant focus for both Singapore’s public and private sectors. With the increasing digitization of personal and sensitive information, protecting the rights and safety of clients and businesses alike has come to the forefront of corporate risk management. Unfortunately, a new study has found only a tiny number of corporates are certain …

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tax relief options

Top money-saving tax relief and rebate options for parents in Singapore

No one ever said raising kids was cheap. In fact, TODAY online reported that raising one child up to the age of 21 years old in Singapore can cost anywhere between SGD 200,000 to an eye-watering figure of nearly SGD 1 million. These estimated costs account for medical expenses associated with pregnancy and childbirth (check …

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insurance for kids

Singapore health insurance for kids: 5 reasons it may be the right choice

Singapore is seemingly a very safe place. With an extremely low crime rate, low levels of corruption, one of the world’s lowest drug abuse rates, a highly educated population, and excellent levels of general health, Singapore is simply a great location for anyone who is, or plans on, raising a family. Additionally, when trouble does …

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baby insurance

How to protect your baby’s health financially both before and after birth

If you’re already a parent in Singapore, you know how hectic things can be in the build up to the birth of your new addition. If you are only now planning on starting a family, it wouldn’t surprise us if you are kind of freaked out due to all of the thoughts racing through your …

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a nurse helps a woman in an upmarket singapore hospital ward bed

Public vs private: what to expect from a Singapore hospital ward

When you’re looking at seeking medical care, usually the standard and effectiveness of care you receive is your first priority (as it should be). However, many hospitals in Singapore offer superior, luxury inpatient services and lodging that can often go some small way to making your treatment and recovery just that little bit more bearable. …

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Resources for women in Singapore

We all need a little help sometime. No matter who you are, nobody gets far in life with support from at least their loved ones. Of course, there are total strangers out there that put lots of time and effort into creating communities that we can use for support too. Certainly one of the groups …

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public and private

Public and private hospitals in Singapore: Key differences expats should know

When it comes to Singapore health insurance, many expats in the city may not think about it much. More often than not, their employers will provide them with a private health insurance plan that can be used effectively inside of the city-state. What these people may not realize, however, is that – even with Singapore …

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employee benefits consultant article

What is an employee benefits consultant, and why might I need one?

As medical and health insurance costs continue to rise, so too do employee and job candidate expectations on compensation packages. This, coupled with the ever-evolving global regulatory landscape, can make it hard for any HR team and business owner to find, implement, and manage benefits packages that remain contextualized to their business’ and employees’ needs. …

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two men in an office meeting room, brainstorming at a whiteboard over which employee benefits solutions is the best

What can a broker do to deliver you better employee benefits solutions?

As the end of the year draws closer, some businesses will find themselves faced with reviewing their employee benefits solutions. Questions should be asked like “Are my staff being adequately covered by my plan?” and “Is this package competitive yet sustainable for my company?” For many Human Resource teams, these questions can often fall to …

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employee health benefits article

Top 4 reasons to offer employee health benefits

One of the most important aspects of operating a business is ensuring that staff are engaged, and providing them with enough incentive to maximize productivity. While there are many ways of achieving this, showing that you care by offering employee health benefits that boost the health and wellbeing of your workforce can be a great …

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privacy policy update

Pacific Prime Singapore announces privacy policy update

By now, you have no doubt encountered myriad messages in your email inbox about companies updating their privacy policy. If you’ve been adventurous enough to read the text of these messages, you have found out that the reason your inbox is stuffed full with these messages is the European Union’s new data privacy law: the …

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health insurance inflation

Pacific Prime releases new health insurance inflation report

Healthcare is highly affordable for a majority of people in Singapore. The Lion City’s superb public healthcare system, and the excellent management of it by the Ministry of Health and local government, allows Singaporean natives and those with PR status to receive high-quality, subsidized healthcare. Costs are then covered by funds from working people’s Medisave …

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integrated shield plans

New rules for Integrated Shield Plans

Healthcare systems can be fickle things. There is a balancing act that has to be done in order to maintain a sustainable system. Without proper guidance within a place’s healthcare system, medical costs can soar, quality of care can suffer, and patients can either be lost in bureaucracy or priced out of receiving care. What’s …

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