Singapore medical insurance for expats: Finding your ideal plan

Singapore’s healthcare system consistently ranks among the top countries in the world. Medical costs in the Lion City, however, are projected to increase at a faster rate than most other countries in Asia. A study cited by Channel News Asia reports that the largest factor influencing medical inflation in Singapore is hospitalization costs (e.g. surgery …

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Unveiling our new infographic on global health insurance inflation

As the world’s leading insurance specialist, Pacific Prime constantly strives to simplify insurance. To support this ideal, our marketing team releases regular guides, reports, and infographics (see our Health Guides section here) on the most pertinent topics in the insurance industry – chief among them being our latest report on global health insurance inflation. Titled: …

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Uncovering your health insurance options in Singapore

Singapore, like many other major cities around the world, has a wide variety of choice for nearly all aspects of life. This includes health and health insurance. As someone moving here you will quickly find that the cost of healthcare is expensive, which means it will be a good idea for expats to secure health …

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The lowdown on outpatient insurance in Singapore

In the Lion City, one of the top concerns among old and young, Singaporean citizens, residents, and expatriates alike, is healthcare. Consistently ranked among one of the top countries globally for its healthcare infrastructure, patients in Singapore are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting first-class medical facilities. Healthcare costs, on the other hand, …

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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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Singapore Budget 2018: Bonuses for adults, wage increase co-funding, and more

A few days ago, Finance Minister Mr Heng Swee Keat delivered the Singapore Budget 2018. Against the backdrop of a shift in global economic weight towards Asia, the emergence of new technologies, and population aging, Budget 2018 sets out to support a: Vibrant and innovative economy Smart, green and liveable city Caring and cohesive society …

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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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The insurance claims process: Your guide to health insurance billing in Singapore

We all know that health insurance provides reimbursement for costs related to medical services, but did you know that the insurance claims process can vary significantly? In fact, submitting a claim can be a tedious task, or happen in the blink of an eye depending on the support we have access to. To ensure that …

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Retiree health insurance in Singapore: Peace of mind for your golden years

As one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan and vibrant cities, Singapore is truly a destination of choice for many expats looking to retire abroad. If you’re thinking of spending your golden years in the Lion City, ensuring access to quality healthcare is likely top on your list of priorities. Medical standards here are by far one …

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