Update: the haze returns to Singapore

Update: the haze returns to Singapore in 2019

A blanket of haze has been roaming over Singapore in the past week as its residents scramble to prepare for yet another a smoggy weekend. Smokes traveling over from Indonesia, where fires were set to clear land for palm oil and pulp gloom over the city, resulting in the worst air quality the city-state has …

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Update: the haze returns to Singapore

Update: the haze returns to Singapore in 2019

A blanket of haze has been roaming over Singapore in the past week as its residents scramble to prepare for yet another a smoggy weekend. Smokes traveling over from Indonesia, where fires were set to clear land for palm oil and pulp gloom over the city, resulting in the worst air quality the city-state has …

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10 most common reasons for hospitalizations in Singapore

10 most common reasons for hospitalizations in Singapore

Singapore’s society has long been aging, with over 26% of those aged 65 or older still working to support themselves. Last year, the city was ranked 4th in the world for average life expectancy by CEOWORLD Magazine, besting other developed economies such as France, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.   As Singapore’s elderly population grows, the …

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Back to school safety and insurance tips for schools

Back to School Safety and Insurance Tips for Schools

In Singapore, the end of the summer holiday marks the beginning of the school term, and early September is when schools need to be ready to welcome back their students. Preparation can start well in advance before the start of the new term, during which, the school’s risk management and safety procedures should be reviewed. …

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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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Emergency hospitalization insurance

The ins and outs of emergency hospitalization insurance in Singapore

Do you know how emergency hospitalization insurance covers you, as an expat, in Singapore? How much and in what instances do you need to pay for ambulance services? When should you head for emergency care and when is it better to head to a local clinic and save a bunch of money on ambulance charges? …

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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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School Insurance Guide Banner

The only guide you’ll ever need for school insurance

Pacific Prime Singapore is delighted to announce the release of its latest insurance guide on private and international school insurance. This guide serves as a quintessential resource for the school management to familiarize themselves with the necessity of school insurance, different forms of school insurance coverage, as well as the steps in acquiring school insurance …

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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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PPSG_2311_ Thalassemia in Singapore

Thalassemia in Singapore: Is your baby at risk?

Thalassemia is a genetic, inherited blood condition, which is caused by an abnormal gene. It is the second most dangerous disease disrupting normal blood flow after anemia. It comes in two main forms: minor and major. While life with minor thalassemia can be totally normal, people suffering from the major type must undergo blood transfusions …

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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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Singapore’s elderly population with multiple chronic diseases surges

Singapore’s elderly population with multiple chronic diseases surges

While Singaporeans are experiencing increased longevity, many will spend their later years in ill health with multiple chronic issues. The primary concern that many will face is the increasing healthcare expenses, which puts pressure on their finances and wellbeing. It is estimated that by 2030, a quarter of Singapore’s population will be above the age …

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Health insurance for children in Singapore

Health insurance for children in Singapore

Singapore is a great place to raise a family for many different reasons. In fact, it offers the best quality of life in Asia according to Mercer’s annual survey. Ranking highest for personal safety, Singapore is known for its exceptional education, healthcare, transport, and recreation. Whether you already have a family or are planning on …

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What Gen Z is looking for in employee benefits plans

Just as employers have started to fine-tune what to offer Millennials in employee benefit plans, Gen Z enters the workforce to shake things up. Gen Z, short for Generation Z, is a term used to describe people born between 1995 and mid-2010s. As Gen Z members graduate from university and start their careers, employers will …

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3 reasons why the cost of group health insurance is increasing

3 reasons why the cost of group health insurance is rising

As an employer, there are many factors to weigh when deciding whether to invest in a group health insurance plan, but oftentimes the decision comes down to the dollars and cents. The increasing cost of insurance premiums is the primary reason why some employers are hesitant about offering health benefits to their employees. For employers …

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employee burnout in Singapore

Rates of employee burnout in Singapore among the highest in the world

A survey released by Cigna in March 2019, shows that Singaporeans are among the most stressed at work globally, with almost one in eight considering their stress unmanageable. In Singapore, work is a leading cause of rising stress levels, especially with the ‘always on’ corporate culture, particularly among women, the study suggests. Another study revealed that …

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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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