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 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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Top-up Health Insurance Guide updated by Pacific Prime Singapore for 2017-2018

Pacific Prime Singapore is proud to announce the release of a newly updated Top-Up Health Insurance guide for people in Singapore, or who will be moving to Singapore soon! This new edition of the report for 2017-2018 is designed for those people who currently have private medical insurance policies in the Lion City that may …

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Cost of Health Insurance report 2017: Where Singapore ranks

The 2017 edition of Pacific Prime’s Cost of Health Insurance report has been released. This 3rd annual edition of the report contains a whole host of valuable information related to the costs of international private medical insurance (IPMI). In particular, the report has some in depth information on the cost of such health insurance in …

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Vaccines in Singapore: Protecting your child and your community

One topic in the world of medicine that has come up time and gain over the past decade plus is vaccines. WHO World Immunization Week 2017 happened recently with an aim on the promotion of vaccinations worldwide. The organization states that 400,000 lives in the WHO’s ‘Western Pacific Region’ (which includes Singapore) are lost each …

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Insurance requirements for Singapore employees abroad: What companies and workers should know

You’re proud of your company, no doubt. You’ve taken the time and put forth the effort to make it a successful operation that Is not only profitable, but also the source of employment and livelihood for stakeholders and employees alike. Perhaps you feel like this is a real feather in your cap if you are …

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C-sections in Singapore: Implications for new moms

Caesarean sections (C-section) have become a common method for giving birth in countries around the world. It has even been gaining popularity in many spots, and C-sections in Singapore are no different. While the percentage of births by C-section in Singapore accounted for 10-15% of total births in the early 1990s, the procedure now accounts …

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Pacific Prime becomes a Cigna Priority Partner

We’re quite proud of being a trusted insurance broker in the eyes of both clients and industry partners. In the past 15 years, Pacific Prime has worked hard to ensure that our brand is one that’s valued for its commitment and drive towards simplifying health insurance. Recently, long standing partner Cigna has given a boost …

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All About Hand, Foot and Mouth disease in Singapore

2016 was a tumultuous year when it came to infectious disease in Singapore. As Zika virus dominated headlines for portions of the year and dengue continued to affect thousands upon thousands of Singaporeans, people were constantly on the lookout for mosquitoes and incentivized to keep themselves and their families indoors. Another disease, however, still had …

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