climate_change

How climate change worsens human diseases

Just two months ago, we covered the dengue outbreak in Singapore and explored the role that climate change has played in exacerbating the mosquito-borne illness. As it turns out, this isn’t a one-off situation, but is an ongoing pattern regarding the impacts of climate change. In this Pacific Prime article, we’ll shed light on the …

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (or DEI for short) is essential to any successful workplace. Yet progress remains slow for many of the companies who have made DEI efforts. To set things right, many are going back to the basics to understand how to create workspaces that are safe and inclusive for all. We explore DEI …

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Compassion in the workplace

Compassion, which means “co-suffering”, is a positive emotion that allows people to show that they care and are willing to help. Combining care, empathy, and love, being compassionate helps alleviate the suffering of others. In psychology, compassion is considered as more of an action instead of an emotion. Practicing and showing compassion has the ability …

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What are the best cities for work-life balance in 2022?

If you’re wondering which are the best cities to work in, then a good follow-up question would be: which cities have the best work-life balance? After all, work should only be one part of your life and not all of it. That’s why every year, Kisi examines cities across the globe to see which ones …

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How do employee benefits reflect your company culture?

Insurance brokers vs agents: Key differences explained

Those on the hunt for corporate insurance will quickly discover that not only do countless plans exist, but so do a variety of different distribution channels in the market. There are insurance companies that you can buy from directly, agents who will sell plans on the insurers’ behalf, and brokers that search and compare coverage …

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Workplace changes in 2022: Benefits and issues

Workplaces around the globe have changed significantly since 2020. While the COVID-19 pandemic still affects everyday life in 2022, most businesses have adopted various solutions, including working from home arrangements, flexible working, and/or a hybrid work strategy to support their employees. But amid the solutions that benefit employees, business leaders and HR professionals will need …

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Carl Jung’s archetypes and how they show up in the workplace

How much time do you spend at work? On average, most workers spend 2,080 hours at work per year, and 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. Consider the number of interactions you’ll have with your employers, coworkers, clients, and partners over the timespan. When work makes up for one-third of your life, it’s easy …

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What are the most expensive cities in the world in 2022?

ECA International, a global mobility company, has recently released its annual list of the most expensive places to live in the world. Yet again, Hong Kong has remained in the number one position for reasons such as a stronger currency and higher prices. This marks the SARs third consecutive year as the most expensive place …

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Can you get insurance if you smoke weed?

While smokers are aware that smoking tobacco affects their insurance, marijuana is less frequently discussed. Traditionally, insurance providers have rated marijuana users as smokers. But does insurance cover medicinal weed, you may be wondering. Both medicinal and recreational weed is currently seen as one and the same by insurers, though it might not be the …

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mental_health

How to cope in the aftermath of a traumatic event

Witnessing something tragic (which we’re constantly bombarded with in the media) can take a real toll on our mental health. But rather than bottle up all our emotions or, worse, become desensitized to these common occurrences, it’s important that we process and deal with how we feel in a healthy manner. So much so that …

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ppcomexpensivecities2022

What are the most expensive cities in the world in 2022?

ECA International, a global mobility company, has recently released its annual list of the most expensive places to live in the world. Yet again, Hong Kong has remained in the number one position for reasons such as a stronger currency and higher prices. This marks the SARs third consecutive year as the most expensive place …

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ppcominsuranceweed

Can you get insurance if you smoke weed?

While smokers are aware that smoking tobacco affects their insurance, marijuana is less frequently discussed. Traditionally, insurance providers have rated marijuana users as smokers. But does insurance cover medicinal weed, you may be wondering. Both medicinal and recreational weed is currently seen as one and the same by insurers, though it might not be the …

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mental_health

How to cope in the aftermath of a traumatic event

Witnessing something tragic (which we’re constantly bombarded with in the media) can take a real toll on our mental health. But rather than bottle up all our emotions or, worse, become desensitized to these common occurrences, it’s important that we process and deal with how we feel in a healthy manner. So much so that …

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Families in global transition in a post-COVID-19 world

Families in global transition have to continuously adapt to change and undergo transitions. Relocating from one’s home country to a host country, or from one host country to another, can be stress- and anxiety-inducing. However, it can also be very rewarding when transitions are handled properly. More and more employers, schools, and relocation management companies …

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climate_change

How climate change worsens human diseases

Just two months ago, we covered the dengue outbreak in Singapore and explored the role that climate change has played in exacerbating the mosquito-borne illness. As it turns out, this isn’t a one-off situation, but is an ongoing pattern regarding the impacts of climate change. In this Pacific Prime article, we’ll shed light on the …

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Want to live longer? Diet and exercise are key

Do you exercise regularly but eat unhealthy food? Or does a healthy diet fuel your sedentary lifestyle? According to a recent study, healthy exercise and diet are vital to living longer. However, you’ll need to incorporate the two to make the most of your years. While diet and exercise can individually help you live longer, …

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Which country has the best healthcare in the world?

Which countries have the best healthcare in the world?

When determining whether a country has the best healthcare in the world, one must consider multiple aspects, such as pricing, accessibility, etc. However, some factors, such as affordability and coverage, are more vital than others. This Pacific Prime article will take a closer look at six major countries that offer the best healthcare in the …

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travel

‘Revenge travel’ surges in the post-pandemic world

As COVID-19 travel restrictions ease and borders open up once again, many airports around the world (especially in Europe) are facing travel chaos and flight cancellations to an unprecedented extent. While there are many factors to explain this outcome such as staff shortages and labor strikes, one theory gaining traction is ‘revenge travel’. In this …

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Announcing Pacific Prime’s Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2021-2022

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a whole year since our last Cost of International Health Insurance Report came out, but here we are again and we couldn’t be more excited! Back for its 2021-2022 edition, the report is our annual deep dive into the ever-changing world of international health insurance premiums to look …

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Tesla Insurance is on a mission to enhance customer experience

Just like Big Tech companies are venturing into insurance, so are many other companies including, but not limited to, Tesla. The use of technology in the insurance space (in other words, insurtech) has allowed these non-traditional players to position themselves in the market and compete with well-known insurance companies. In this Pacific Prime article, we’ll …

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