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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Everything you should know about Hepatitis B in Singapore

It’s a silent killer that lurks in the bodies of around 6% of the Singapore population. It lives with you for decades before dealing you a fatal blow when your body is at its weakest. It kills even more people than either HIV or tuberculosis. It’s Hepatitis. With World Hepatitis Day 2018 (marked annually on …

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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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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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Everything you need to know about renewing your health insurance plan

Just like any type of insurance, medical insurance is usually signed for a fixed term of one year with the possibility of renewing your health insurance. This allows you to extend coverage for another year without having to re-qualify for coverage. Most insurers offer a lifetime renewal option, but some policies are signed on a …

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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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Moving to Singapore? Tips for comparing expat health insurance

Living and working overseas is a fantastic opportunity but also one that requires a bit of careful planning to ensure your experience is a smooth one. Securing the right healthcare as a foreigner is often one of the biggest choices you’ll need to make. In Singapore, the standard of care is very high – but …

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