Water and Food Safety in China: Things Expats and Visitors Need to Be Aware Of

Water and food safety in China: Things expats and visitors need to be aware of

Veteran expats living all over Asia will remember the 2008 ‘China milk scare’, where communities all over the continent suddenly became wary of whether their children have been drinking China’s melamine-contaminated milk. Food safety in China has come a long way since. However, Chinese food is still gastronomically alien to many expats first moving to …

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Water and Food Safety in China: Things Expats and Visitors Need to Be Aware Of

Water and food safety in China: Things expats and visitors need to be aware of

Veteran expats living all over Asia will remember the 2008 ‘China milk scare’, where communities all over the continent suddenly became wary of whether their children have been drinking China’s melamine-contaminated milk. Food safety in China has come a long way since. However, Chinese food is still gastronomically alien to many expats first moving to …

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traveling with a medical escort

Traveling with a medical escort

If you experience a medical emergency while abroad, are chronically ill, or are cognitively impaired, it can be difficult for you to travel. When people think about medical repatriation, they tend to think of emergency evacuation or a long-distance road ambulance. However, in some cases, you can safely and comfortably travel on a regular flight …

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cost of international health insurance report 2019

Our latest Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2019 is here!

We’re pleased to announce that Pacific Prime’s 2019 Cost of International Health Insurance is now available for download! In the newest edition of our annual report, we take a close look at the average cost of international health insurance across the globe in 2019. Covering 100 countries, the report identifies key health insurance drivers in …

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traveling with a medical escort

Traveling with a medical escort

If you experience a medical emergency while abroad, are chronically ill, or are cognitively impaired, it can be difficult for you to travel. When people think about medical repatriation, they tend to think of emergency evacuation or a long-distance road ambulance. However, in some cases, you can safely and comfortably travel on a regular flight …

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cost of international health insurance report 2019

Our latest Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2019 is here!

We’re pleased to announce that Pacific Prime’s 2019 Cost of International Health Insurance is now available for download! In the newest edition of our annual report, we take a close look at the average cost of international health insurance across the globe in 2019. Covering 100 countries, the report identifies key health insurance drivers in …

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Health Insurance Exclusions

8 most common health insurance exclusions – infographic

Pacific Prime China is pleased to announce the release of its new infographic showcasing the most common health insurance exclusions. In our 19 years + of experience, our insurance advisors identified that many of our clients are confused about what exactly is included in their medical plans. For that reason, we have prepared this informative …

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IPMI market trends identified in the Cost of health insurance report

Pacific Prime has identified potential IPMI market trends for 2018

Recently, Pacific Prime China has released the fourth edition of their Cost of International Health Insurance report. The report presents and analyzes figures and insurance market trends in an easily digestible way. Anyone who is interested in learning about the cost of health insurance around the world will not be disappointed. This year’s report presents …

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Breastfeeding Complications

Breastfeeding complications: When to see a doctor

Nursing is amazingly beneficial, both for mother and baby, but sometimes things can go wrong. Most breastfeeding complications occur due to latching problems, which mother can effectively treat herself. However, some of the symptoms, if left untreated, can cause pain and discomfort, and even dishearten a newborn from suckling naturally from the breast. In today’s …

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How to stay safe in the light of the recent Chinese vaccine scandals?

The recent Chinese vaccine scandals have yet again put in question the safety measures local authorities take when it comes to admitting vaccines into the local market. This time, a major vaccine producer in China, Changsheng Bio-tech, had produced ineffective DPT (diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus) vaccines. They were distributed to approx 215,184 children aged …

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Social media insurance for businesses

Social media insurance for businesses

It is the best of times and the worst of times for businesses. On one hand, promoting your business has never been easier before through social media channels like Weibo, Twitter, and Linkedin. It is an inexpensive way to engage your potential customers throughout the world, expand your base of customers, collect feedback for your …

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tcm coverage

Limitations of TCM coverage in employee benefits

Whether you are an employer or an employee in China, you likely will have at least a passing familiarity with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Even if you are an expat in China, it really should come as no surprise that having access to TCM is important to Chinese people. Depending on where you are, and …

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cyber security seminar

Announcing the Pacific Prime China Cyber Security Seminar!

Pacific Prime China is proud to announce a seminar we will be holding on Wednesday, January 31st 2018. This will be an excellent event for any individual, business, or other organization that is concerned with securing their electronic data and systems both online and off. In particular, the event will contain information specific to the …

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An overview of China's healthcare system and reforms

An overview of China’s healthcare system and reforms

China’s healthcare system has grown immensely over the last 40 years. By peering through the lens of time, we discover the turbulent events and changes that China went through to bring its healthcare system to the level seen and experienced today. In this article, Pacific Prime China will provide an overview of the country’s healthcare …

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Air cleaner, but smog is still an issue

Air cleaner, but smog is still an issue

Going back almost seven years to January 2013, Beijing, the capital of China, found itself choking under a shroud of deleterious smog so detrimental that it changed the way China looked at its future. Beijing – along with other monolithic Chinese cities – was experiencing an air pollution crisis that exceeded maximum measurement levels for …

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Chronic health conditions in China

Chronic health conditions in China

By 2050, 330 million elderly Chinese citizens will be over the age of 65. If this current trend continues, China’s population will peak at 1.44 billion by 2029. Not only will this be an economic problem, but we also expect that chronic health conditions will become increasingly prevalent. In China, there is growing evidence that …

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How retirement in China is evolving

Retirement is changing across the globe, especially in China. Workers in the country used to retire at around ages 50 to 60 and live off their savings and pension for the rest of their lives. These days, since people are healthier and have a longer life expectancy, many intend to work even in retirement both …

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China's booming health insurance industry

China’s booming health insurance industry

The last 40 years of rapid growth has seen China rise to become the second-largest economy in the world with a population of 1.42 billion people. The country has fueled growth throughout the Asia-Pacific region, forming strong connections with neighboring countries and other economies around the world. Strong economic developments in China have overtime increased …

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4 ways to implement corporate social responsibility programmes effectively

4 ways to implement corporate social responsibility programmes effectively

The concept of “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) is starting to emerge in China, with privately-owned multinationals and state-owned enterprises increasingly engaging in philanthropy and volunteerism, which includes everything from organizing clean-up drives to educating the underprivileged children. The Sichuan earthquake in 2008 also sparked a significant change in Chinese CSR, during which time an unprecedented …

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AXA TP award

Pacific Prime recognized with AXA TP’s Best Performer Award

At the AXA TP Conference held in Vietnam in April, Pacific Prime China has once again garnered the Best Performer Award, the latest addition to a whole host of accolades and recognitions the insurance intermediary has won. About AXA TP Conference’s Best Performer Award In April, several members of Pacific Prime China attended the AXA …

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Health Insurance Exclusions

8 most common health insurance exclusions – infographic

Pacific Prime China is pleased to announce the release of its new infographic showcasing the most common health insurance exclusions. In our 19 years + of experience, our insurance advisors identified that many of our clients are confused about what exactly is included in their medical plans. For that reason, we have prepared this informative …

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medical evacuation

How does an emergency medical evacuation work?

A medical evacuation is when a patient is moved from an inadequate medical facility to one that is able to provide the treatment needed. Repatriation, on the other hand, is when a patient is sent back to their country for further treatment as the place they are in may not be as technologically advanced as …

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