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Top causes of death in China today and in the future

Progress is a wonderful thing, as it generally affords us a better quality of life, with more modern conveniences, entertaining distractions, and lavish luxuries than in years past. However, many times we find that getting rid of old problems only leads to a whole host of new ones. In this way, we see that modern …

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Image for PPCN causes of death in China

Top causes of death in China today and in the future

Progress is a wonderful thing, as it generally affords us a better quality of life, with more modern conveniences, entertaining distractions, and lavish luxuries than in years past. However, many times we find that getting rid of old problems only leads to a whole host of new ones. In this way, we see that modern …

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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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Critical Illness Cover

How to choose critical illness cover that will actually protect you

According to the latest report by CPIC and PwC, due to factors such as environmental pollution and stress at work, the number of critical illness insurance plans purchased has been rising steadily since 2010 – from 3.7% of total customers insured then to 9.1% in 2017. With the increased demand for critical illness cover, the …

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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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Critical Illness Cover

How to choose critical illness cover that will actually protect you

According to the latest report by CPIC and PwC, due to factors such as environmental pollution and stress at work, the number of critical illness insurance plans purchased has been rising steadily since 2010 – from 3.7% of total customers insured then to 9.1% in 2017. With the increased demand for critical illness cover, the …

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Disease X

What you need to know about “Disease X”, China’s bird flu virus

Disease X is a term that the World Health Organization (WHO) created to describe a virus that has the potential to become a new global pandemic. As defined by the WHO, Disease X “represents the knowledge that a serious international epidemic could be caused by a pathogen currently unknown to cause human disease.” Disease X …

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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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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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Image for PPCN causes of death in China

Top causes of death in China today and in the future

Progress is a wonderful thing, as it generally affords us a better quality of life, with more modern conveniences, entertaining distractions, and lavish luxuries than in years past. However, many times we find that getting rid of old problems only leads to a whole host of new ones. In this way, we see that modern …

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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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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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