Medical Fraud in Singapore

Medical fraud in Singapore is one of the reasons why your premiums increase

Medical fraud in Singapore is an ongoing issue. In December 2016, the Singapore Medical Council announced a new rule for medical care providers that stated they would no longer be able to share a percentage of the fees paid to third party agents in exchange for patient referrals. Despite this, a number of complaints concerning …

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Medical Fraud in Singapore

Medical fraud in Singapore is one of the reasons why your premiums increase

Medical fraud in Singapore is an ongoing issue. In December 2016, the Singapore Medical Council announced a new rule for medical care providers that stated they would no longer be able to share a percentage of the fees paid to third party agents in exchange for patient referrals. Despite this, a number of complaints concerning …

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How to obtain a health insurance plan that is cost-effective in the long term?

With the rise of people moving to new countries for work, love, or really any other reasons, securing an international health insurance plan that is cost-effective in the long term might be the only option to always stay covered and protect expats against already high (and rising) medical costs worldwide. While a lot of expatriates …

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The most common breastfeeding problems and how to solve them

Breastfeeding is a natural process; however, it is not always straightforward, especially for the first-time moms. Since it’s an entirely new skill for both a young mother and a newborn baby, they must learn from each other, and these skills come with time. Sometimes things can go wrong with breastfeeding and it’s better to be …

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Image for PPSG How to obtain a health insurance plan that is cost-effective in the long term?

How to obtain a health insurance plan that is cost-effective in the long term?

With the rise of people moving to new countries for work, love, or really any other reasons, securing an international health insurance plan that is cost-effective in the long term might be the only option to always stay covered and protect expats against already high (and rising) medical costs worldwide. While a lot of expatriates …

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Your guide to obtaining long term health insurance is now released

Our newly released Guide to obtaining long term health insurance leverages our team’s 18+ years of extensive knowledge in the industry to highlight the main reasons and strategies for securing long-term health insurance. This guide is an essential read for everyone who wants to learn more about securing the best long term health insurance. About …

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medical insurance renewal

Renewing medical insurance for foreigners in Singapore

If you’re a new expat in Singapore, there’s a good chance that you’ve already come to appreciate a lot about the city-state. The dynamic, yet unrushed flow of the city, the amalgamation of cultures that are represented here, the delicious tastes and smells of local restaurants, and the generally pleasant demeanor of the locals all …

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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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The most common breastfeeding problems and how to solve them

Breastfeeding is a natural process; however, it is not always straightforward, especially for the first-time moms. Since it’s an entirely new skill for both a young mother and a newborn baby, they must learn from each other, and these skills come with time. Sometimes things can go wrong with breastfeeding and it’s better to be …

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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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Everything you should know about Hepatitis B in Singapore

It’s a silent killer that lurks in the bodies of around 6% of the Singapore population. It lives with you for decades before dealing you a fatal blow when your body is at its weakest. It kills even more people than either HIV or tuberculosis. It’s Hepatitis. With World Hepatitis Day 2018 (marked annually on …

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Impact of non-communicable diseases on the health insurance cost

Impact of non-communicable diseases on health insurance costs

Non-communicable, or chronic diseases (NCDs) were uncommon in the 19th century and became leading causes of death in the 20th century. Data from the World Health Organization shows that non-communicable diseases are responsible for 63% of all deaths worldwide in 2016. That’s 36 million people. In Singapore, 80% of all diseases reported were non-communicable. The …

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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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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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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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