Does your health insurance cover skin disorders?

March and April mark the change of weather from spring to summer. While we are ready to embrace high temperature and humidity levels in the next season, it is much more difficult for patients with skin diseases, such as eczema, dermatitis, hives, and psoriasis. These skin conditions are particularly frustrating and agitating for the patients …

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Does your health insurance cover skin disorders?

March and April mark the change of weather from spring to summer. While we are ready to embrace high temperature and humidity levels in the next season, it is much more difficult for patients with skin diseases, such as eczema, dermatitis, hives, and psoriasis. These skin conditions are particularly frustrating and agitating for the patients …

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How can serious air pollution worsen your allergies?

How can serious air pollution worsen your allergies?

The Chinese government has been struggling to tackle the deep-seated problem of serious air pollution for decades. However, just from the air quality figures released by the environment ministry last week, one can easily tell that the measures currently implemented are just not enough. In the first two months of 2019, an average concentration of …

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How can you obtain affordable health insurance?

How can you obtain affordable health insurance?

In an ideal world, insurance is available for purchase to all people, regardless of their health conditions, social status, age, and gender – at an affordable price. However, the reality is far from perfect. Insurance premiums are ever-rising every year, and so too are the costs for medication and medical procedures. Many underprivileged people simply …

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New Maternity Insurance Guides for BJ & SH

Introducing our new Maternity Insurance Guides for Beijing and Shanghai

Pacific Prime China, as a leading insurance broker in the region, strives to simplify insurance for its clients. That’s why, back in 2017, we have released two maternity insurance guides that focused on giving birth in Beijing and Shanghai. It’s 2019, and we believe keeping these ultra-popular guides up to date is essential for both …

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rural China

Addressing medical care concerns of expats in rural China

If you’re reading this article when it is first published, Happy New Year! We’re off and running in 2019, and we hope that you, like us, have a plan in place for the coming year. For many, a new year coming in marks a time for change. For some of us, these steps can be …

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What is the cost of a colonoscopy in Beijing and Shanghai?

Whether you have already scheduled a colonoscopy screening appointment, or have a family history of colorectal cancer and are thinking about a preventive screening session, knowing in advance what to expect in terms of the procedure itself is an excellent way to start the preparation process. Knowing the cost of a colonoscopy in Beijing and …

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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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Does your health insurance cover skin disorders?

March and April mark the change of weather from spring to summer. While we are ready to embrace high temperature and humidity levels in the next season, it is much more difficult for patients with skin diseases, such as eczema, dermatitis, hives, and psoriasis. These skin conditions are particularly frustrating and agitating for the patients …

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measles outbreak

Everything you need to know about the recent measles outbreak

If you’ve read recent news headlines, you will likely be aware that authorities in the Philippines have declared an outbreak of measles in several parts of the country, including Manila. According to a recent Straits Times article, as many as 57 people – including infants and children – have died at the San Lazaro Hospital …

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Mental health issues Chinese students

Mental health issues Chinese students in the US might experience

Studying abroad can be a stressful situation for many reasons. Being away from home, friends, and family, as well as the pressure to deliver results at work can lead to certain mental health issues that students in the US, whether from China or anywhere else, might experience. Parents should be aware of what difficulties their …

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Why should small-to-medium enterprises obtain group medical plans?

According to figures from the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission in January this year, the combined premium income of Chinese insurers has grown at a double-digit rate, which means that insurance is getting more prevalent in the country as the market grows more mature. With this in mind, it naturally begs the question among …

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Fringe benefits and employee loyalty in China

The economic development of China in the past decades has been nothing short of a miracle. The country has successfully morphed from a centrally-planned economy to one of the biggest marketing-oriented countries in the world since the 1990s. But as economic growth begins to slow and the market starts to mature, it is getting increasingly …

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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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GDPR and Employee Benefits Guide release

Pacific Prime releases brand new GDPR and Employee Benefits Guide

The new European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a set of standardized data protection laws across all the member countries, but they also concern all businesses who are located outside of the EU but process/handle the data of citizens from the EU. The new GDPR rules came into effect in May 2018; since …

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hpv guide

Your guide to HPV care and insurance cover in China

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are considered a taboo topic that many people prefer not to talk about. The fact of the matter is, however, that almost every sexually active person is going to get Human Papillomavirus (HPV) at some point in their lives. While most forms of HPV are benign, certain types of the virus …

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flu season

Flu season is back! Be prepared in Beijing.

Yep. It’s that time again. The air has a crisp chill to it, and we’re quickly finding that it’s time to switch out our shorts and tank tops for long trousers and jumpers. With the change in weather, as well as the days where people may be caught unprepared for low temperatures, we will begin …

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