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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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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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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What is long term medical insurance and how can you secure it?

Securing long term medical insurance is a smart move; perhaps now even more than ever before. With the rise of medical costs worldwide, insurance premiums continue to climb, making it harder for policyholders to stick with insurance plans that they have purchased in the past. Our medical needs change throughout our lives, and as such …

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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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