Does wearing a surgical mask help prevent the flu?

Does wearing a surgical mask help prevent the flu?

With the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak spreading further and further in China, health authorities of the Middle Kingdom are recommending its citizens to wear face masks at all times in public areas. But do surgical masks really help prevent the flu? For expats, the unusual sight of streets filled with people wearing antiviral face masks may …

Read more
PP CN A Guide to Medical Evacuation

A Guide to Medical Evacuation

Pacific Prime China is pleased to announce the release of our latest guide dedicated to the topic of medical evacuation. This much often mentioned and recommended benefit in travel and international health insurance policies might sometimes be misunderstood by the policyholders. To better explain the topic and showcase examples of how such an emergency medical …

Read more
foreign insurers in china

3 reasons why foreign insurers will expand their presence in China in 2020

As we draw an end to 2019, our insurance experts are here to give you some insights on the insurance market trends in China for 2020 and onwards. The most notable trend is that foreign insurance companies will become more prominent in the Chinese insurance market. In this article by Pacific Prime China, we will …

Read more
Your Guide to Winter Illness in China

Your guide to winter illness in China

For expats, their first winter in China can often be a nightmare. Getting infected with a disease your body isn’t familiar with can take a long time to recover from. With temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celcius) in northern cities like Beijing, catching a deadly cold can leave you bed-ridden for weeks. That’s …

Read more
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 …

Read more
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 …

Read more
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 …

Read more
childhoodimmunizationchina

Childhood immunization for foreign children in China

Whether you’re planning on visiting or already living in China, it’s important for you and your family to stay healthy while in the country. With so many things to do and places to see, China remains one of the top destinations for short- and long-term visitors alike. However, you may want to ensure you and …

Read more
a good nights sleep may shorten childrens hospital stays

Better sleep may shorten children’s hospital stays

Parents do their best to maintain a regular sleep schedule with their children, through bedtime routines that include reading bedtime stories, turning on nightlights, and tucking them in. However, this ritual is disturbed whenever a child has to spend the night in the hospital. By blurring the lines between day and nighttime, hospital settings make …

Read more
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 …

Read more
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 …

Read more
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 …

Read more
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 …

Read more
Does wearing a surgical mask help prevent the flu?

Does wearing a surgical mask help prevent the flu?

With the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak spreading further and further in China, health authorities of the Middle Kingdom are recommending its citizens to wear face masks at all times in public areas. But do surgical masks really help prevent the flu? For expats, the unusual sight of streets filled with people wearing antiviral face masks may …

Read more
The plague in China

The plague in China

Towards the end of 2019, three serious cases of bubonic plague had arisen in China causing fear that the country might be overwhelmed by what some acknowledge as one of the most devastating lethal infections in human history. While the diagnosed patients were receiving treatment in a hospital in Beijing, the news of the diagnosis …

Read more
chinatelemedicinemarket

Why China’s telemedicine market is expected to skyrocket

If you want to visit a doctor and receive medical treatment, chances are you’re going to have to take the day off work or travel long distances. However, thanks to technological advancements, you can now connect with a healthcare professional with just one click through an approach known as telemedicine. In this Pacific Prime China …

Read more
Mental Health Awareness in Chinese Schools

Mental health awareness in Chinese schools

Mental health problem is a global issue. The WHO estimates that around 10 to 20% of children worldwide suffer from mental health problems. In China, mental health problems among students are rising at an alarming rate. In this article by Pacific Prime China, we’ll identify the most common mental health problems among Chinese students, explore …

Read more
how-retirement-in-china-is-evolving

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 …

Read more
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 …

Read more
10 Most Attractive Cities for Expats in China

10 most attractive cities for expats in China

Traveling to China can be intimidating. Although today, China is one of the most advanced and developed countries on the planet, it’s ecosystems can feel cut off from the rest of the world. For this reason, life in China for foreigners can seem like a mystery. So if you’re planning to travel, work, or live …

Read more
PP CN A Guide to Medical Evacuation

A Guide to Medical Evacuation

Pacific Prime China is pleased to announce the release of our latest guide dedicated to the topic of medical evacuation. This much often mentioned and recommended benefit in travel and international health insurance policies might sometimes be misunderstood by the policyholders. To better explain the topic and showcase examples of how such an emergency medical …

Read more
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 …

Read more