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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What is the cost of Singapore health insurance in 2018?

Bloomberg ranked Singapore’s healthcare system the most efficient in the world in 2014. Divided into a public sector with subsidized medical care for citizens and permanent residents, Singapore also has some world-class private hospitals for those who can afford them. So if you are an expat living in Singapore but not a permanent resident, your …

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Introducing our 2018 Cost of International Health Insurance Report

In our newly released, complimentary 2018 Cost of International Health Insurance Report, you will find the answers to the questions that many of you ask when searching for health insurance, or while renewing your current plans, such as: What is the actual cost of health insurance? Where do these insurance companies take the numbers from, …

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All you need to know about school insurance in one guide

Those among the leadership of a school know that finding the right insurance solution for your private or international school is just as important as educating your students. Understanding the insurance needs of international and private schools is what Pacific Prime Singapore specializes in. With the help of our recently released School Insurance Guide 2018-2019, …

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What is the most cost-effective health insurance type?

When choosing insurance, we all want to make sure that we get great benefits for the price we pay. We also know that health insurance can be tricky – in terms of understanding the terminology, exclusions, and the conditions of plans. How do we know what the most cost-effective health insurance is, based on our …

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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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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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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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