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Getting started on your firm’s employee wellness program

Work is the most stressful factor in people’s lives, with one in three saying their work life was either very or quite stressful, according to research commissioned by Mind, a UK mental health support charity. Given this, what can employers do to help? In this Pacific Prime UK article, we’ll go over a potential solution: …

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Moving from a corporate health insurance plan to a private medical plan

Moving from a corporate health insurance plan to a private medical plan

Whether you’ve been made redundant or are planning on retiring, you’ll definitely be thinking about moving your corporate health insurance plan to a private health insurance plan. During the course of your employment, you’ve probably become accustomed to the numerous benefits that a group health insurance plan offers, such as access to excellent healthcare services, …

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Cybercrime in the UK: How protected are you?

Technology is ever-evolving – with that, comes greater risk to businesses and society in the form of cybercrimes. If you’re a business in the UK, you’re likely wondering how these work, whether you’re vulnerable to them, and what you can do to stay safe. This Pacific Prime UK article provides you with an overview of …

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5 factors affecting cost of private health Insurance in the UK

5 factors affecting the cost of private health insurance in the UK

Securing private health insurance as an expat or traveller in the UK isn’t cheap, so careful consideration needs to be taken to ensure you get a plan at the right price. The average cost of a private health insurance plan is influenced by a number of factors and knowing what they are can help you …

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Your guide to finding a general practitioner in the UK

If you’re seeking medical help in the UK, then you might be overwhelmed by the options and not know where to start. In this Pacific Prime UK guide, we will help you with the ins and outs of finding a general practitioner in the UK. We’ll take a look at everything from the conditions for …

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An overview of the United Kingdom healthcare system

The UK is home to a tax-payer funded healthcare system known as the National Health Service, or NHS for short. It provides the same quality of care to everyone for free – regardless of income. As one of the first universal health systems in the world, the NHS was set up in the wake of …

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To mask or not to mask? The latest WHO recommendations change course

When we first heard of the pandemic of the COVID-19, we have heard many, often contradicting, advisories on how to stay safe during the coronavirus outbreak. Most of the official recommendations included staying at home if possible, maintaining good personal hygiene, and keeping healthy. However, since the very beginning of the outbreak, there was one …

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Keeping the mobile workforce safe in 2020

Keeping the mobile workforce safe in 2020

Business travel is increasingly becoming the norm as organisations look beyond the horizon to seize greater opportunities and margins in other countries. The potential to scale is enormous, with business travel expected to grow to £1.3 trillion in annual global spend by 2022. But could investment into the opportunities abroad be a risky gamble for …

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Essential types of business travel insurance

In today’s interconnected business world, companies send their employees to seize business opportunities abroad more than ever. However, beyond organizing meetings, accommodation and travel arrangements, employers should also ensure the safety of their staff, as well as an overall trip success by securing specific travel insurance for business. In this feature, Pacific Prime UK discusses …

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What’s the difference between an insurance broker and agent?

Anyone who is looking for corporate health insurance will soon find out that, not only are there many plans to choose from, but there are different distribution channels as well. You can buy directly from an insurance company, through an agent who sells plans on behalf of the insurer or through a broker who finds …

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What is the average cost of family health insurance in the UK?

As more and more people are looking for insurance cover during a pandemic, we are receiving inquiries from individuals and families alike. One of the questions that we get asked the most is regarding what families can expect to pay for health insurance in the United Kingdom. While we can easily offer you a free …

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Healthy pregnancy diet do’s and don’ts

What a mother eats during pregnancy is the main source of nutrients for the baby in her womb. Dieticians and experts suggest that diet during pregnancy should be rich in nutrients to support the baby’s growth and development. A healthy pregnancy diet must be balanced for the special needs of expectant mothers, and while some …

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Boosting your child’s mental wellbeing

Every parent wants to see their children happy and healthy, but while it is everyone’s dream, in reality, there are many factors contributing to children’s happiness, some of which can be monitored and influenced by the parents. During this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week, which takes place 3-9 February 2020, Pacific Prime UK joins the …

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How to fly during a global pandemic

The summer holiday season is finally here – time for sun, sea, and sand! Even though we’re in the middle of a global pandemic, with many countries firmly shutting their borders to UK tourists, some popular destinations abroad remain open for business. Nevertheless, as you can probably guess, flying won’t be the same. From increased …

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Your guide to buying prescription drugs online in the UK

There’s no denying that the internet plays an integral part in our lives – from communicating on social media and discovering the latest news and trends in the world to searching for an individual health insurance plan, and much more. But what’s truly impressive about the internet is that with just a few clicks you …

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All you need to know about coronavirus test in the UK

As of Wednesday, 27 May 2020, there were 267,240 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases in the UK. With the daily confirmed cases slowly declining, the government has also announced that non-essential shops can open their doors again in England from 15 June. To help get workers back to work in the UK, the development of an accurate …

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Getting started on your firm’s employee wellness program

Work is the most stressful factor in people’s lives, with one in three saying their work life was either very or quite stressful, according to research commissioned by Mind, a UK mental health support charity. Given this, what can employers do to help? In this Pacific Prime UK article, we’ll go over a potential solution: …

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What are your health insurance options if you’ve been furloughed or made redundant?

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in job losses across the globe, and the United Kingdom is no exception. As the pandemic timeline continues, tens of thousands of employees in the UK have been made redundant and millions have been furloughed. With a significant percentage of the UK workforce at risk of losing their jobs, many …

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3 employer strategies to reduce work-related stress

The start of 2020 has been nothing short of turbulent as the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread across the UK, forcing millions of employees to fear not only for their lives and their loved ones but also their jobs. Little did we know that this nebulous disease will dramatically alter the way work is done. Millions of …

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The launch of Pacific Prime UK’s 2019-2020 State of Health Insurance report

Pacific Prime UK is proud to announce the launch of our 2019-2020 edition of the State of Health Insurance report. This year has been characterised by massive COVID-19 related disruptions in various industries, with the international private medical insurance (IPMI) industry being no exception. Allow us to walk you through the main trends and challenges …

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All you need to know about the self-quarantine rules in the UK

From June 8, people entering the UK by land, sea or air, including British citizens, will have to self-isolate for 14 days. New arrivals to the UK have been down by up to 99 per cent during the lockdown compared with the same time last year. However, as Europe slowly reopened, fears of new imported …

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Financial matters expat need to consider during the COVID-19 pandemic

The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus has impacted people all over the world in many different ways. Unsurprisingly, some of the main concerns during these times involve financial matters. As an expat, it is vital for you to evaluate your current situation by asking the right financial questions and thinking about crucial areas. In …

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