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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Hike in premiums for Indonesia's public health insurance

Hike in premiums for Indonesia’s public health insurance

Public healthcare services have been available to Indonesian residents and expats since the beginning of 2014. Indonesian residents have benefited greatly from a range of health services provided by public facilities, including maternity and disease prevention. However, a hike in premiums for Indonesia’s public health insurance threatens to make basic healthcare unaffordable and out-of-each. In …

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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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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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singapore fintech investments

Singapore fintech investments exceed SGD $1 billion

Investment in financial technology ventures, or fintech for short, in Singapore increased at a rapid rate over the first nine months of the year. Based on an Accenture analysis, the growth was primarily driven by fundraising with insurtech firms and payments startups, along with a change in direction towards more mature businesses. In this Pacific …

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elderly health insurance addresses rising medical costs

Singaporeans are living longer but struggle with skyrocketing medical costs

Singaporeans are living longer, but are struggling with hiking medical costs and health insurance inflation. The UN estimates that by 2035, 26% of Singaporeans will be over the age of 65 – more than double the 2015 figure of 11.7%. This finding, plus the fact that the fertility rate in Singapore stands at just 1.16, …

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dermatological care and private health insurance in Singapore

Dermatological care and your private health insurance in Singapore

Singapore’s sunny climate is a source of bliss for many expats, but the perpetual heat and humidity can cause and/or aggravate skin conditions. If you suffer from skin woes like acne, hives, rashes, or eczema, you’re not alone – with the right dermatological care, you can better manage and take care of your skin. Dermatological …

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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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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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All you need to know about diabetes and high-sugar drinks in Singapore

All you need to know about diabetes and high-sugar drinks in Singapore

If you are new to Southeast Asia, one of the first regional health problems to keep in mind is the high level of diabetes. It results from the region’s eating habits which often involve high levels of sugar consumption. Singapore is by no means an exception to this trend. As the country’s population is rapidly …

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Top things to know about female cancers

Top things to know about female cancers

In Singapore, some of the female cancers that affect women most are breast, ovarian, and cervical. Knowing about these cancers, such as what you can do to prevent them or detect them at an early stage, may help save your life. Knowing cancer to beat cancer – means we can reduce the risk of such …

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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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half-singaporeans-feel-content

Only half of Singaporeans feel content

One in two Singaporeans feels content with life, according to a survey commissioned by AXA Insurance. What’s more, finances appear to be the biggest challenge that prevents people from achieving their life goals. The AXA Better Life Index was created to assess the path Singaporeans are taking to have a “better life”. In this Pacific Prime …

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business-insurance-solutions-necessary-singapore

What types of business insurance solutions are legally necessary in Singapore?

Business insurance is often thought of as just another regulatory requirement, however, it does more than protect you and your business. It also protects your employees, your distributors, and even your customers from potential threats. Imagine the consequences if you’re not insured and your place of business has a fire or an employee gets injured …

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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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