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Pacific Prime’s Founder and CEO reflects on the past year and hints at what’s to come

With humble beginnings in Hong Kong in 2000, Pacific Prime has grown consistently over the past two decades to become an award-winning insurance and employee benefits brokerage with a truly global footprint. Heading the company with his trail-blazing vision is our Founder and CEO, Neil Raymond, who recently wrote a personal reflection on the past …

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Employers can expect higher healthcare costs in 2023

It’s looking like healthcare costs will skyrocket in the employer market in 2023. But what exactly does this mean for you as an employer? To put it simply, premiums could increase much more than usual. Consequently, employers will have to decide whether they’ll spend even more on their employees’ healthcare. But with the ongoing ‘Great …

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3 layers of nuances to the ‘Great Resignation’

Coined the ‘Great Resignation’ by businesses and management Anthony Klotz, who used the term in interviews and opinion pieces about the phenomenon in mid-2021, millions of employees in the US and around the world have been quitting their jobs as the pandemic subsides. From unsatisfactory treatment by employers to the mental health impacts of lockdowns …

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Why the future of employee benefits is flexible

“The future is flex,” says Neil Raymond, Pacific Prime’s Founder and CEO, in a recent CIO Applications article. As a thought leader on employee benefits, Neil has witnessed firsthand the need for personalized employee benefits. With multiple generations, nationalities, genders, and ethnicities in the workplace, there’s no better time than the present for companies to …

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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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How to address a toxic workplace environment

Did you know that 30 million people in the United States say that their workplace environment is toxic? This is roughly one in nine workers, or 10% of the labor force. Whether it stems from poorly designed jobs that lead to excessive workload, leaders who are unreasonable or display favoritism, or even an unhealthy social …

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3 spooky insurance claims to avoid this halloween

From decorating your house and carving out jack-o-lanterns to dressing up and taking your kids trick-or-treating, halloween is a time for all things spooky. It’s a time to scare and be scared, but there’s one dreadful thing you almost definitely want to avoid: insurance claims. But fear not, this Pacific Prime article comes to your …

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Debunking common myths about breast cancer

According to the World Cancer Research Fund International, breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women and the most common cancer overall. So it’s no wonder that millions of women around the world are anxious about breast cancer and want to arm themselves with knowledge on breast cancer prevention and detection. But with …

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How to address a toxic workplace environment

Did you know that 30 million people in the United States say that their workplace environment is toxic? This is roughly one in nine workers, or 10% of the labor force. Whether it stems from poorly designed jobs that lead to excessive workload, leaders who are unreasonable or display favoritism, or even an unhealthy social …

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The best cities for expats in 2022

With travel rebounding post-pandemic and expats on the move once again, it only begs the age-old question: What are the best places to live abroad? While there’s no objective answer, as it’ll depend on individual preferences and affinity with the local culture, you can find global expat indexes like this one that attempt to rank …

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How to set boundaries in three easy steps

Have you ever found yourself being unable to say “no” – even when you wanted to? Or perhaps felt uncomfortable doing something that goes against your core values, beliefs, and opinions? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions, then chances are you have trouble setting boundaries. Much like fences between homes or walls …

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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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4 ways to deal with layoff anxiety

“The Great Resignation” saw many employees voluntarily resign from their jobs en masse. Now, employees are starting to worry about getting laid off as more companies are either already reducing headcount or considering it. Since August 2022, over 39,000 employees have been laid off from US tech companies, including Netflix, Shopify, and Peloton. Regardless of …

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5 Countries with the Best Healthcare for Expats in 2020

5 countries with the best healthcare for expats

Whether you’re looking to move overseas to advance your career, live with your family, or retire, getting access to quality healthcare is one of the most important things you’ll need to consider. This makes choosing the country with the best healthcare for expats absolutely necessary when making your plans to move abroad. To help you …

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Top health risks for men

It’s important to remember that health issues can affect anyone of any gender, ethnicity, age, and socioeconomic background, so everyone should take care of their own health and wellbeing via prevention and early detection/monitoring. But on the occasion of “Movember” this month, whereby people around the world grow mustaches to raise awareness for men’s health, …

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Pacific Prime’s Founder and CEO reflects on the past year and hints at what’s to come

With humble beginnings in Hong Kong in 2000, Pacific Prime has grown consistently over the past two decades to become an award-winning insurance and employee benefits brokerage with a truly global footprint. Heading the company with his trail-blazing vision is our Founder and CEO, Neil Raymond, who recently wrote a personal reflection on the past …

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Introducing Pacific Prime’s Global Employee Benefits Trends Report 2022

We’re excited to announce the release of our Global Employee Benefits Trends Report 2022! Back for its third edition, the annual report was first launched in 2020 to help give employers, HR professionals, and employees a well-rounded look at the global employee benefits sector. As the ripple effects of COVID-19 continue in our post-pandemic world, …

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Pacific Prime Scholarship Program 2022: we have a winner!

We are pleased to announce that we finally have a winner for our Scholarship Program 2022. A massive congratulations to Folorunso Julius Falana, an Undergraduate Nursing student at the University of Kyrenia in the Republic of Cyprus, who received the scholarship prize of a USD $1,000 bursary for his education costs. Folorunso entered our scholarship …

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