School Insurance Guide

Announcing Pacific Prime’s new School Insurance Guide

Our latest School Insurance Guide 2018-2019 provides a comprehensive overview of the most common types of school insurance, and sheds light on the most important concerns faced by educational institutions. Even the most financially robust schools are potentially vulnerable to a multitude of risks and hazards, ranging from natural disasters, man-made events, unforeseen incidents, to …

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dental insurance

Dental insurance and the cost of new dental technology in China

Those around the world that still think of China as a ‘developing’ nation may want to think again. If they were to look at the news coming out of the country on a regular basis, they would likely recognize a pattern that would suggest otherwise. This is because China is quickly becoming a world leader …

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new medical technology

New medical technology and your China health insurance

There are many people out there in the world that would describe China as a “developing” country. To be sure, China is developing in that it continues to see strong growth in the post-global financial crisis era. Chinese industries and commercial businesses continue to lead the way in global production, and the local population has …

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wedoctor

WeDoctor and its impact on your China health insurance

Who has time for anything these days? In you live a modern urban China environment, the fast paced, hustle bustle world has no doubt been able to sink its hooks into you somewhat. Between our focus on our families, our careers , the everyday responsibilities of living as a modern adult, attending social functions, and …

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Insurance inflation in China: What’s driving your premium prices?

The Chinese insurance market continues to be a dynamic one. Driven by a number of factors, from middle class demand through to insurance providers moving onshore, the rate of insurance inflation in China has seen a significant drop in 2017. The annual International Private Medical Insurance Inflation – 2018 report by our parent company, Pacific …

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Guarantee of Payment article

Inpatient treatment, Guarantee of Payment, and your health insurance policy

While a medical insurance card does usually allow you to receive covered treatments without having to worry about the amount of cash you have with you, that’s not always the case. Along with a medical card, a Guarantee of Payment (GOP) is often times needed for inpatient treatments. A GOP, otherwise known as a guarantee …

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organ donation in china

Organ donation in China on the rise: does insurance cover such treatments?

The act of donating an organ to save the life of another cannot be understated. When the country banned the harvesting of organs from executed prisoners in 2015, concerns were raised about the future of patients waiting for an often life saving transplant. Luckily for those people, recent statistics have shown that voluntary organ donation …

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maternity costs 2018

Shanghai and Beijing Maternity Costs 2018

Families need to keep focused on the bottom line these days. While in China the middle class has been expanding for some time, there is still a trend in the developed world that has seen wages in some places stagnate. As well, worries about bubble economies and the potential for inflation are always floating around …

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a happy chinese baby with a cute beanie on smiles atop a sheepskin rug, representing our discussion regarding chinese babies and eczema in china

Eczema in China: study finds breastfeeding reduces risk in children

Red skin, itchy and inflamed. Eczema can be a frustrating skin condition to live with for anyone, let alone young children. When it comes to eczema in China, rates of diagnosis of atopic dermatitis (AD) has been growing. The prevalence of cases in children aged 6 to 20 years was only 0.7% in 2000, however …

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chinese mother in pink against a blue wall, smiling as she thinks of how she has prepared her maternity leave and maternity insurance

Preparing for pregnancy: maternity leave and insurance in China

Are you thinking about starting a family in China? Making the decision to start planning for a child is huge news! It’s an exciting time and one that can be filled with hopes, dreams, and wondering; what do I need to do to ensure the best for our pregnancy? Besides names and and deciding what …

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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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wearable tech and insurance companies

How insurance companies in China can leverage wearable tech

It’s not just smartphones that are proliferating the world over. Wearable tech, types of devices worn by consumers to track health and fitness information, are also experiencing a mass increase in user adoption. In fact, more than half (52 percent) of Chinese consumers own a smart wristband, and 42 percent own a smartwatch. As more …

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hearing loss

Hearing loss in China: The background and the costs

If you’ve been in China for any significant amount of time, there’s a good chance you have developed an appreciation for the very pleasant sensory input that the country has to offer. While this may seem like a weird way to put it, there’s no denying that the sights of traditional Chinese architecture and culture …

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pap exam guide

Pap exam guide released by Pacific Prime China

Women in China, especially expatriate women, oftentimes have a lot of questions about receiving high quality obstetric and gynecological care. Women moving to the major metropolitan areas of Shanghai and Beijing, and who are new to these areas, will already have plenty to learn when it comes to addressing the basic healthcare needs of they …

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colonoscopies in China release

New guide on colonoscopies in China released!

Virtually all of us are guaranteed a few uncomfortable medical experiences in our lifetime. For women, that might mean a Pap smear; for men, that might mean a prostate exam. And then there are colonoscopies, which many men and women will need to experience at least once in their lives. If you’ve never had a …

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small business health insurance

Your introduction to small business health insurance in China

Did you know? Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) make up about 97% of all businesses in China. Although SMEs play such a vital role in driving China’s economic growth, many of these enterprises do experience problems when it comes to financing. Concerns about the bottom line can make it more difficult for smaller businesses to …

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company benefits

Company Benefits: Why using an insurance broker is the superior choice

It’s that time again. The time for businesses to start planning ahead and ensuring that their company benefits in 2018 are addressed and ready to go. This is because many insurance companies raise their rates at the beginning of a new year. Due to this, companies the world over need to revisit their company benefits …

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Employee health benefits article

Here’s why your business should offer employee health benefits

Gone are the days when an employee happily collected their pay and expected little more. In today’s candidate-driven market, employee health benefits are often hailed the crown jewels of a compensation package. Yes, staying compliant is imperative for every business, but going above and beyond the rest is what makes your company stand out from …

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School Insurance Guide

Announcing Pacific Prime’s new School Insurance Guide

Our latest School Insurance Guide 2018-2019 provides a comprehensive overview of the most common types of school insurance, and sheds light on the most important concerns faced by educational institutions. Even the most financially robust schools are potentially vulnerable to a multitude of risks and hazards, ranging from natural disasters, man-made events, unforeseen incidents, to …

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illustration of a laptop connected via a network over a global map, symbolizing the importance of Pacific Prime China's new privacy policy

Pacific Prime China’s updated Privacy Policy now in effect

In the past week, the European Union’s new data privacy law has come into effect. This regulation is a new framework for data protection that places increased obligations on organizations to keep the personal data of EU citizens more secure. While the regulation is applicable to any organization that offers goods or services across the …

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new hospital

New hospital catering to expats opening in Shanghai

Expats in Shanghai love the city for everything that it provides them. Sure, it’s the spot where they ply their trade and forge their livelihood, but it’s also so much more than that. Being such a major city, there are all sorts of delights to keep any member of the work hard, play hard crowd …

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