Study Shows Long Covid Patients Have Higher Risk of Depression and Anxiety

In a study of 25,122 adults, long Covid patients are more likely to have depression and anxiety in addition to fatigue and fevers compared to others. Additionally, long Covid patients are also more likely to encounter more financial barriers while trying to access therapy. In this blog post by Pacific Prime CXA, we will be …

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Traveler’s Guide: Handling Natural Disasters Abroad

Wondering how to prepare for natural disasters? Travel insurance can ensure a safeguarded journey back home, with most costs covered if your trip plans are derailed by an unanticipated natural disaster, should you plan wisely. Insurers define natural disasters as damaging incidents caused by weather or geological forces like tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and wildfires. …

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Cybersecurity

Singapore Amends Cybersecurity Law to Bolster National Security Measures

On 7 May 2024, the Singaporean parliament passed the Cybersecurity Bill expanding the cybersecurity authority’s supervision. The new law allows oversight over any computer system considered critical to national interests and at high risk of cyberattacks. The new law includes temporary systems set up for important operations like vaccine distribution and major international summits or …

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Tackle Medical Inflation: Reduce Your Insurance Costs

Healthcare costs have been rising over the years under inflationary pressure, causing the benefits provided to diminish while the insurance premiums rise relentlessly. What causes medical costs to constantly skyrocket? Wonder what insurers can do to keep insurance plans affordable to the general public? Are you interested in knowing how you can utilize the benefits …

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Traveler’s Guide: Handling Natural Disasters Abroad

Wondering how to prepare for natural disasters? Travel insurance can ensure a safeguarded journey back home, with most costs covered if your trip plans are derailed by an unanticipated natural disaster, should you plan wisely. Insurers define natural disasters as damaging incidents caused by weather or geological forces like tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and wildfires. …

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Your Guide to Singapore Work Permits, S Pass, and Employment Pass (Updated 2024)

Thinking of starting a new chapter in Singapore? You’ll need official documents from the Singaporean government to stay and work. Depending on your occupation, salary, and more, you may be required to get a Work Permit, S Pass, or an Employment Pass. In this Pacific Prime CXA article, we’ll go over the latest criteria for …

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Dermatological Care and Your Private Health Insurance in Singapore

Singapore’s sunny climate, perpetual heat, and humidity can 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 care in Singapore, however, can cost a fair bit, especially if you need …

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Cybersecurity

Singapore Amends Cybersecurity Law to Bolster National Security Measures

On 7 May 2024, the Singaporean parliament passed the Cybersecurity Bill expanding the cybersecurity authority’s supervision. The new law allows oversight over any computer system considered critical to national interests and at high risk of cyberattacks. The new law includes temporary systems set up for important operations like vaccine distribution and major international summits or …

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Enhanced Medical Insurance Coverage for S Pass and Work Permit Holders in Singapore: What You Need to Know

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in Singapore has recently implemented enhanced medical insurance requirements for Work Permit and S Pass holders, aimed at providing greater protection for workers and alleviating financial burdens on employers due to rising medical costs.  The enhanced MI requirements are compulsory for all new and existing S Pass and Work Permit …

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Continuation plans for employees wanting to transfer their coverage

From Facebook and Twitter to Netflix and beyond, 2022 has been rife with mass layoffs at big tech companies, and layoff anxieties have been a major issue faced by employees. With loss of a job comes loss of an income and identity, but did you know that your employer-provided health insurance policy doesn’t need to …

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Thalassemia in Singapore: Everything You Need to Know

Did you know that thalassemia is passed on from parent to child, and can affect both males and females? In Singapore, roughly 3% of the population are carriers of the thalassemia gene. The risk of your child being born with thalassemia is even higher if both you and your partner are carriers of the gene. …

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How to Make School Life a Little Less Difficult for Kids

Most kids start school at the age of 3 and graduate at 18. Education is an important part of modern society, that’s why it is important that we take this matter seriously. As a parent, being more involved with your child’s school life can help your child have a more enjoyable time at school. Studies …

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New Study to Help Take On Aging Population Challenges in Singapore

A new nationwide study has been set in motion to explore the health, social, and mental well-being of the nation’s senior citizens to provide valuable insights for new policies and programs designed for Singapore’s aging population. The study is the third wave of THE SIGNS Study. In this Pacific Prime Singapore article, learn more about …

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Study Shows Long Covid Patients Have Higher Risk of Depression and Anxiety

In a study of 25,122 adults, long Covid patients are more likely to have depression and anxiety in addition to fatigue and fevers compared to others. Additionally, long Covid patients are also more likely to encounter more financial barriers while trying to access therapy. In this blog post by Pacific Prime CXA, we will be …

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Essential Guide: How to Protect Your Kids from HPV Cancers

An HPV infection, while most cases cause nothing more than harmless warts, can lead to various types of cancer such as cervical or vaginal and anal cancer in the event of more severe cases. It is an infection that can be spread through sexual skin-to-skin contact with someone who has HPV. In this blog post …

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What to Do if You Get Food Poisoning While Traveling?

Imagine this: You’re on a well-deserved vacation with your family abroad, when suddenly alarms go off in your stomach, signaling you to head to the bathroom immediately. This is known as food poisoning, a foodborne illness resulting from eating or drinking something contaminated with germs. Today, Pacific Prime Singapore will go over food poisoning, its …

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Singapore to Embrace Flexible Work Arrangement

Singapore is about to shift to the era of flexible work, following the expected launch of flexible work arrangement (FWA) guidelines on the 1st of December 2024. This makes asking for FWA more feasible for those who consider flexibility the main concern in the workplace. The mandatory guidelines devised by the Tripartite Workgroup (TWP), embodied …

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How Long is Paternity and Maternity Leave in Singapore?

Becoming parents for the first time is an emotional roller-coaster of an experience. From having prenatal check-ups and choosing the delivery method to figuring out Singapore parental leave laws and getting health insurance for your newborn child, there are heaps of things to prepare for. Luckily, Singapore is a city that protects basic employment rights. …

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Non-monetary Employee Benefits: What Are the Advantages of a Good Workplace Design?

Good workplace design can increase productivity, performance, and the health and well-being of your workforce. This non-monetary employee benefit is crucial to know as an employer, as perks like competitive salaries, interesting incentives, and a fun culture could be enhanced with the right space. Even if you’re an employer who believes in flexible working hours, …

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WFH - Flexible Work Arrangements

Singapore to Embrace Flexible Work Arrangement

Singapore is about to shift to the era of flexible work, following the expected launch of flexible work arrangement (FWA) guidelines on the 1st of December 2024. This makes asking for FWA more feasible for those who consider flexibility the main concern in the workplace. The mandatory guidelines devised by the Tripartite Workgroup (TWP), embodied …

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Singapore Targets High Earners with the Latest Elite Work VISA

The government of Singapore is all set to start giving out the new Overseas Networks & Expertise (ONE) Pass from January 2023 with an aim to attract top talent from across the world and end the talent crunch. The new pass will allow workers with fixed monthly salaries of SGD $30,000 (USD $ 21,878.25) to …

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Singapore is The Third-Best Country to Build Multi-Generational Wealth

According to a global ranking of the best countries for families to relocate in hopes of seeking opportunities for future generations, Singapore emerged in third place behind Switzerland and the United States as first and second place, respectively. The ranking is based on numerous factors, such as education, career development, income potential, employment prospects, economic …

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