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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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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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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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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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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