Renewing medical insurance for foreigners in Singapore

If you’re a new expat in Singapore, there’s a good chance that you’ve already come to appreciate a lot about the city-state. The dynamic, yet unrushed flow of the city, the amalgamation of cultures that are represented here, the delicious tastes and smells of local restaurants, and the generally pleasant demeanor of the locals all …

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Pacific Prime Singapore announces privacy policy update

By now, you have no doubt encountered myriad messages in your email inbox about companies updating their privacy policy. If you’ve been adventurous enough to read the text of these messages, you have found out that the reason your inbox is stuffed full with these messages is the European Union’s new data privacy law: the …

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Insurance inflation in Singapore: A closer look

Would you say things are looking up in Singapore? We would. At least, we would say many things are going up in the Lion City. Fortunately, our local economic condition and overall quality of life have been steadily improving over the past several years. Unfortunately, temperatures have also been rising, thanks to global warming. In …

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Pacific Prime releases new health insurance inflation report

Healthcare is highly affordable for a majority of people in Singapore. The Lion City’s superb public healthcare system, and the excellent management of it by the Ministry of Health and local government, allows Singaporean natives and those with PR status to receive high-quality, subsidized healthcare. Costs are then covered by funds from working people’s Medisave …

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Insurance options for self-employed people in Singapore

It’s definitely a new world that we are living in today. While we all remember the great stories from previous generations about being able to raise a family of four on a single income from a permanent full-time position with good pay, medical benefits, and pension plan, today the employment landscape seen by those entering …

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Do British expats in Singapore need health insurance?

Perhaps it’s a by-product of the colonial age, or simply not being satisfied to spend their entire lives on a single island, but people in the United Kingdom seem to have a penchant for not only traveling, but living and working abroad. While there are many options when it comes to destinations for living abroad, …

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All about upgrading your expat health insurance policy

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Our old pal William Shakespeare really had something when he penned those words in his classic play Romeo and Juliet. After all, when something is good, why worry about the inconsequential details and get bogged down by minutia? When it comes to flowers, as well …

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New rules for Integrated Shield Plans

Healthcare systems can be fickle things. There is a balancing act that has to be done in order to maintain a sustainable system. Without proper guidance within a place’s healthcare system, medical costs can soar, quality of care can suffer, and patients can either be lost in bureaucracy or priced out of receiving care. What’s …

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Singapore health insurance for kids: 5 reasons it may be the right choice

Singapore is seemingly a very safe place. With an extremely low crime rate, low levels of corruption, one of the world’s lowest drug abuse rates, a highly educated population, and excellent levels of general health, Singapore is simply a great location for anyone who is, or plans on, raising a family. Additionally, when trouble does …

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