Singapore Government Refunding SGD $7.5M in Wrongfully-Charged GST

On February 14th, the Singapore government reported that at least SGD $7.5 million in GST (goods and services tax) was wrongfully charged on fees for 18 government services and affected taxpayers will get a refund. Today, Pacific Prime CXA will go over the Singapore government’s tax refund on the affected taxpayers following the wrongful collection …

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Pacific Prime partners with Doctor Anywhere

Pacific Prime Partners with Doctor Anywhere to Revolutionize Employee Benefits

Pacific Prime is thrilled to announce our partnership with Doctor Anywhere, a pioneering telemedicine platform. As a leading insurance broker and employee benefits specialist, it is important for us to be at the forefront of transforming the current mode of benefit provision with our innovative solutions. This collaboration aims to bring cutting-edge healthcare services to …

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OCHA targeting online scams

Online Criminal Harms Act: Directions and Impact on Online Threats

Singapore is set to enforce the Online Criminal Harms Act (OCHA) starting from February 1. This act aims to address the evolving landscape of criminal activities online and includes special provisions to tackle scams and malicious cyber activities. The implementation of OCHA represents Singapore’s commitment to safeguarding its citizens from online threats and ensuring a …

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Everything You Need to Know About Traveling from Singapore to Malaysia in 2023

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has ended, Malaysia’s Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF) is no longer in effect. Instead, foreign visitors to the country will have to complete a Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) within three days prior to their arrival each time they enter this beautiful country. Singapore and Malaysia see a huge number of tourists …

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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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Health Insurance for Expats in Singapore: A Guide to Costs Involved and Choosing a Plan

In many countries, expats who are legally working and contributing to taxes receive the same level of healthcare subsidies as local residents. However, this isn’t the case in Singapore, and coupled with the city-state’s exorbitant cost of healthcare, securing a health insurance plan is essential. Going for the cheapest plan might not be the smartest …

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10 Benefits of Going on a Staycation

When we think of going on vacation, we often picture heading somewhere miles away. But, in reality, you can actually enjoy rest and recuperation and get away from it all in your very own city. After all, the joy of going on vacation comes from taking a break from your routine. In this Pacific Prime …

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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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Tackling Singapore mental health issues with telepsychiatry in 2021

It’s been over a year since the Ministry of Health (MOH) first reported the first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and a lot has certainly changed in Singapore, which includes working lifestyle, economy, healthcare, and the social fabric of the population. The significant disruption to millions in the city-state due to the COVID-19 pandemic …

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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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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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Bed Bugs: Three Things Travelers Need to Know

Once existing as almost a myth, bed bugs have made their comeback as a global resurgence that has infiltrated France, South Korea, and across the United Kingdom. As 2023 draws to a close, experts worry that travelers may unknowingly bring these blood-sucking pests into Singapore. During an announcement on national television, the deputy mayor of …

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The Cost of Comprehensive Health Screenings in Singapore in 2023

Prices for checkups at Singapore’s public and private hospitals range widely. Checkups typically consist of a medical health assessment, physical examination, blood glucose test, and cholesterol test. We all know that prevention is better than cure, but how often we walk the talk and go for a health screening regularly is a completely different story. …

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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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3 Reasons Why Personalized Benefits Are the Future

Gone are the days when medical, dental, and vision benefits were enough incentives to keep employees satisfied. Instead, nowadays, employees turn to their bosses for support in managing their health, well-being, and other needs. As the workforce’s needs continue to evolve, personalization could be the answer. Personalized benefits allow companies of all shapes and sizes …

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Singapore Government Refunding SGD $7.5M in Wrongfully-Charged GST

On February 14th, the Singapore government reported that at least SGD $7.5 million in GST (goods and services tax) was wrongfully charged on fees for 18 government services and affected taxpayers will get a refund. Today, Pacific Prime CXA will go over the Singapore government’s tax refund on the affected taxpayers following the wrongful collection …

Read more
Pacific Prime partners with Doctor Anywhere

Pacific Prime Partners with Doctor Anywhere to Revolutionize Employee Benefits

Pacific Prime is thrilled to announce our partnership with Doctor Anywhere, a pioneering telemedicine platform. As a leading insurance broker and employee benefits specialist, it is important for us to be at the forefront of transforming the current mode of benefit provision with our innovative solutions. This collaboration aims to bring cutting-edge healthcare services to …

Read more
OCHA targeting online scams

Online Criminal Harms Act: Directions and Impact on Online Threats

Singapore is set to enforce the Online Criminal Harms Act (OCHA) starting from February 1. This act aims to address the evolving landscape of criminal activities online and includes special provisions to tackle scams and malicious cyber activities. The implementation of OCHA represents Singapore’s commitment to safeguarding its citizens from online threats and ensuring a …

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