a crowd of happy people celebrating the success of their employee benefits, symbolizing well designed global benefits strategies by their employers

Key elements of successful global benefits strategies

Having a successful employee benefits package can take a lot of work. They’re not simply “set and forget” measures that magically reduce absenteeism and improve engagement. The most successful international packages are supported by well thought out global benefits strategies which not only seek to improve delivery and take up of your company perks, but …

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a crowd of happy people celebrating the success of their employee benefits, symbolizing well designed global benefits strategies by their employers

Key elements of successful global benefits strategies

Having a successful employee benefits package can take a lot of work. They’re not simply “set and forget” measures that magically reduce absenteeism and improve engagement. The most successful international packages are supported by well thought out global benefits strategies which not only seek to improve delivery and take up of your company perks, but …

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third culture kids PP article

Employee benefits and third culture kids: What do global citizens want most from employers?

“Where are you from?” is a common ice-breaker-esque question that we’ve all been asked before. While most of us will find it an easy question to answer, the same might not be said for the burgeoning tribe of third culture kids (or TCKs). Have you met someone born in Australia, who grew up in Bahrain, …

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employee assistance programs

Employee assistance programs: How do I select the best one?

We all encounter hardships. Some we see coming, while others take us completely by surprise. From family and financial issues, to depression and anxiety, personal problems can take a remarkable, if little-discussed, toll on productivity in the workplace. In fact, lost productivity and absenteeism together cost organizations close to USD 312 billion annually. Given this …

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implementing group health insurance

Challenges for Businesses Implementing Group Health Insurance Plans in 2018

We’re still at the start of 2018, but if this coming year is anything like the past couple of years, it’s going to be a big one for small business. For example, the number of new job seekers taking it upon themselves to start their own business at the end of 2016 was the highest …

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multiple country flags fly in the wind representing the challenge of international employee benefits

Unifying international employee benefits: how using a broker makes better sense

A challenge facing many businesses with multiple global operations is managing the benefits of their staff. In an age where salaries alone are no longer sufficient to attract the high calibre talent companies look for to drive their success further, juggling international employee benefits can be a tough task. Still, the lure of emerging markets …

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Health insurance coverage and health outcomes article

Health insurance coverage and employee health outcomes

We often hear people in the healthcare sector talk about ‘health outcomes’, but what does it really mean? According to World Health Organization, an outcome is “a change in the health status of an individual, group or population which is attributable to a planned intervention or series of interventions, regardless of whether such an intervention …

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Pacific Prime Global Conference 2018

Reflections on the Pacific Prime 2018 Global Conference

Over three days in January Pacific Prime held their 2018 global conference. This year’s conference was held in Hong Kong from January 17th to 19th and saw the heads of offices, country, and team leaders come together to discuss all things Pacific Prime and plan for the future. Here, we take a look at the …

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implementing group health insurance

Challenges for Businesses Implementing Group Health Insurance Plans in 2018

We’re still at the start of 2018, but if this coming year is anything like the past couple of years, it’s going to be a big one for small business. For example, the number of new job seekers taking it upon themselves to start their own business at the end of 2016 was the highest …

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multiple country flags fly in the wind representing the challenge of international employee benefits

Unifying international employee benefits: how using a broker makes better sense

A challenge facing many businesses with multiple global operations is managing the benefits of their staff. In an age where salaries alone are no longer sufficient to attract the high calibre talent companies look for to drive their success further, juggling international employee benefits can be a tough task. Still, the lure of emerging markets …

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Ecuador visa requirements blog article

New Ecuador visa requirements: Expats must show proof of health insurance

New Ecuador visa requirements have now made it mandatory for all long term tourists, temporary residents, and permanent residents including expats to have health insurance that covers them for the entire duration of their stay in the country. It is therefore essential for anyone visiting or moving to Ecuador to be aware of the recent …

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reading glasses on a map representing someone comparing international insurance companies

The most and least expensive countries for private international health insurance

Just over a week ago, we announced the release of our Cost of International Health Insurance report for 2017. This annual study collects the prices of international plans in 100 different countries and compares them to give insurers, intermediaries, and consumers a better understanding of what their own premium costs are. This week, we’re looking …

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health insurance claims

Health insurance claims: Should you submit them on your own?

Have you ever had to make health insurance claims on your own? If so, then you likely know how much of a hassle the process of being reimbursed by your insurer can be. If not, then you have a great opportunity to learn about making health insurance claims by checking out Pacific Prime’s new infographic! …

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back-to-work strategy article

Back-to-work strategy: How to help new parents transition back to work

Returning to work after taking time out can be tough, especially for new parents. Assuming most companies want to retain their talented returnees, it behooves employers to address the reintroduction of employees to the workplace and provide a softer landing for returning new parents. But, how can employers better facilitate new parents returning to work? …

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second opinions

Second opinions, you, and your insurance: Getting it right

If you’re like us, you live in a world where time is the most precious resource around. We take care to fill every moment with our days to the point that we even plan out specific windows with which to relax, and then we’re right back to the grind. Perhaps because of this, getting injured …

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Primary Care Delivery

Primary care delivery: What it is and why it’s important

Primary care delivery is a topic that really should be a more common feature of discussions about global healthcare. This is because utilizing primary care services can make such a difference in a given person’s day to day life. Still there are many parts of the world where primary care delivery is largely absent from …

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mental health article

Out of the shadows: Making mental health a priority for Hong Kong employers

Mental health issues are pervasive across the world, in virtually every population; affecting all of us either directly or indirectly. Hong Kong, with its frenetic and competitive work culture, is no stranger to this phenomenon. In fact, it has been estimated that about 32 percent of employees in 2016 were classed as having unsatisfactory mental …

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state of health insurance release

Check out our new report on the state of health insurance

As we roll into January, the majority of us will have started making plans and goals for the year ahead. During this time, individuals and employers alike may also begin to consider purchasing or renewing their health insurance policies. In our goal to simplify health insurance and help those that are looking for plans make …

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Announcing Pacific Prime Dubai

After many years of working in Dubai via a partnership in the Emirate, Pacific Prime is proud to announce the opening of our very own office! Now fully licensed as a broker of both local and international health insurance inside of Dubai, this new office will be branded as Pacific Prime Dubai. The office will …

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global health insurance provider Aetna acquires Bupa Thailand

Global health insurance provider Aetna buys Bupa Thailand

At the end of July, leading global health insurance provider Aetna Inc. announced that it had acquired UK-based Bupa Group’s Thai business, Bupa Thailand, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition allows Aetna to significantly increase its presence in the Asia region, and is key to their strategy to go ‘broader and deeper’ into local healthcare …

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