How long is parental leave in Singapore?

Becoming parents for the first time is undoubtedly an emotional roller-coaster of an experience. There are heaps of things to be worried about and prepared for, from naming your baby, buying the right utensils and tools, and having prenatal check-ups to choosing the hospital for delivery and getting health insurance for your newborn child. It …

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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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Find out the cost of international health insurance in 2018

Pacific Prime Singapore is committed to the idea of simplifying insurance through the regular release of annual guides and reports, among which the Cost of International Health Insurance report is one the most crucial ones. In this year’s iteration, while still illuminating on the cost of international private medical insurance (IPMI) for individuals and families …

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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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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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What are insurers doing to combat medical fraud?

In June 2018, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has taken action to probe alleged medical fraud accusations after receiving a large number of complaints involving doctors, physiotherapists, insurance agents, and third-party administrators. As a matter of fact, according to our latest edition of Cost of Health Insurance report, insurance fraud has been and remains one …

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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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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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