smart working

Smart working modernizes the 9 to 5

Smart working, which is a business-oriented approach to flexible working, allows employees to choose the time, location, and way they work. When employees feel like they have control over certain variables in their working life, they tend to be more productive and committed to improving company results. Flexible working helps with work-life balance, increases employee …

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smart working

Smart working modernizes the 9 to 5

Smart working, which is a business-oriented approach to flexible working, allows employees to choose the time, location, and way they work. When employees feel like they have control over certain variables in their working life, they tend to be more productive and committed to improving company results. Flexible working helps with work-life balance, increases employee …

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Key drivers of health insurance premiums and considerations for employers

Key drivers of health insurance premiums and considerations for employers

Around the globe, individuals, families, and organizations are feeling the pinch as the cost of health insurance continues to rise. Taking the US as an example, the 2019 Kaiser Family Foundation Employer Health Benefits Survey – an annual study of about 2,000 small and large organization employer-sponsored insurance – discovered that the average annual premium …

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Employee benefits to consider for 2020

Employee benefits to consider for 2020

As we turn to a new decade, your veteran employees are growing older while waves of new generation employees will arrive at your business. Today, both young and older employees are starting to demand more when it comes to employee benefits, hoping to strike a better work-life balance in their careers. This means that the …

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Corporate wellbeing trends and opportunities seminar

Corporate wellbeing trends and opportunities seminar

Pacific Prime and Bupa Global have teamed up to host a seminar on corporate wellbeing trends and opportunities at the China Club in Hong Kong, which was held on the 26th of September 2019. The seminar centered around the latest employee benefits trends and programs. We were also joined by the City Mental Health Alliance’s …

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Back to school safety and insurance tips

Back to school safety and insurance tips

September is an exciting time of year for students to head back to school. As school administrators, however, it also means that it’s high time you should review your students’ safety, as well as the risk management strategy of your educational institution since changes year to year could lead to adjustments in your insurance needs. …

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Happiness in the workplace

How to keep your employees happy

Happiness is essential in the workplace, as it is the root of employees’ performance or underperformance. According to Michael C. Bush, the CEO of Great Place to Work, 40% of the world’s workforce are unhappy with their job, which accounts for almost 2 billion people. That is a daunting number, especially when considering that unhappy …

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Top 3 2020 Global Mobility Trends

Top 3 2020 Global mobility trends

Anyone in the global mobility industry must always be ready to adapt to changes in regulation, logistics arrangements, the economic situation abroad, and more. This makes keeping up with the key global mobility trends crucial so that businesses with global mobility programs can adapt to disruptive changes happening throughout the world. Whether you are being …

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Health Insurance May Soon Be Mandatory for All US Immigrants

Health insurance may soon be mandatory for all US immigrants

The US’s healthcare and health insurance systems are notoriously expensive when compared to the rest of the world. For those moving to the country, the cost of doing so may increase significantly in the near future as US President Donald Trump has recently released a presidential proclamation, calling for mandatory health insurance for US immigrants, …

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Urgent care centers in the healthcare market

Urgent care centers in the healthcare market

For an ankle sprain, a sore throat, or an eye irritation, where do you go when the pain is bad enough to seek medical help, but not severe enough to warrant a hospital stay? Most people would answer, “Obviously, the emergency department!”. But that option carries the risk of being rejected for treatment or worse …

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moving abroad guide announcement

Announcing our guide to moving abroad as an expat

Pacific Prime is excited to announce our latest guide – The Complete Guide to Moving Abroad as an Expat. This easy-to-navigate online guide provides information on everything you need to know about moving abroad as an expatriate. As experts in expat, travel, and health insurance, we understand the difficulties that expats face when moving somewhere …

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Brexit’s Impact on Expat Health Insurance in Europe

Brexit’s impact on expat health insurance in Europe

Currently, more than 780,000 UK citizens are living in Europe, and this number is expected to go on increasing as various uncertainties continue to loom over the UK through to 2020. Today, all Britons living in Europe enjoy free or cheaper health insurance coverage, thanks to their home country being part of the EU. However, …

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Five tips to manage expat employees

Sending employees abroad can be very beneficial for many different reasons. You get to have a person you know and trust at the heart of your overseas operation as well as the opportunity to develop a key employee. However, sending a member of staff abroad is no small endeavor, and isn’t as simple as handing …

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Traces of Toxic Metal Are Found in 95% of U.S Baby Food: How Do You Avoid Them?

Traces of toxic metal are found in 95% of U.S baby food: How do you avoid them?

Suppose your newborn is gradually being poisoned with toxic metal day by day, without you even knowing before it’s already too late. That’s a scary thought for any parent, and even more horrifically, a realistic one too! A recent investigation by the nonprofit Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) found that 95% of all baby foods …

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The importance of securing critical illness insurance

The importance of securing critical illness insurance

Here is a question to consider: “If you were to become critically ill and could not earn a living, would your family cope financially, especially to pay bills, mortgage, and other expenses?” Believe it or not, falling seriously ill can occur relatively quickly and at any time when you least suspect it. So, by all …

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8 common health exclusions

Announcing our latest infographic on the top 8 health insurance exclusions

At Pacific Prime, we do our best to make the jargon-filled insurance world simpler, so people can better understand their policies. We make it our mission to simplify insurance because we understand that it is important for every policyholder to be familiar with the terms and conditions of their insurance plans. We have a team …

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Our article will touch on ways to reduce stress at work and talk about the importance of providing corporate medical insurance as part of the benefits for employees.

How can employers tackle corporate burnout?

For many corporate employers, burnout is the biggest occupational problem witnessed in workplace environments. The results of the corporate burnout can be disastrous for the employers as it can result in the loss of financial revenue and a high turnover rate of employees. Burnout is a consequence of chronic stress that runs down the body …

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Introducing our first ever Medical Evacuation Guide!

Introducing our first ever Medical Evacuation Guide!

Pacific Prime is excited to announce the release of our long-awaited Medical Evacuation Guide. This simple guide provides invaluable information on everything you need to know about medication evacuation when traveling or living abroad. As experts in travel and health insurance, we understand that medical emergencies can happen anywhere, and at any time. So, for …

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Pacific Prime’s Founder and CEO, Neil Raymond, joins the WBN board

Pacific Prime’s Founder and CEO, Neil Raymond, joins the WBN board

We are happy to announce that the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) has selected our Founder and CEO, Neil Raymond, as the newest addition to their board of directors. The WBN comprises a network of top global insurance brokers with local knowledge and experience over 100 countries. Through its network’s collaborations, the WBN provides unique cross-border …

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brokers in the health insurance

The relevance of brokers in the health insurance industry

Today’s article by Pacific Prime Insurance Brokers is a commentary on the recent ITIJ piece about the relevance of insurance broker services in the health insurance industry. Here, we will explain what insurance brokers do, and why using brokerage services for travel insurance, international medical insurance, or group health insurance is a supreme option for …

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