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The rise of employee health tracking

Corporate surveillance is becoming increasingly common with the wide-spread availability of health tracking devices. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they are even used to mitigate pandemic-related risks. However, there’s a thin line between improving the overall output of workers and the violation of privacy. In fact, 50% of 239 corporations were already monitoring the content of …

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Tips for renewing your health insurance policy in the UK

When you buy health insurance, you’re usually committing to a one-year contract. This results in an annual dilemma of deciding whether to stay with your existing provider or switch to a new one. Before your contract renewal date, you have the chance to evaluate whether the policy still suits your needs and budget. However, there …

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Childhood food allergies in the UK: Triggers, treatment, and health insurance

Childhood food allergies in the UK: Triggers, treatment, and health insurance

Almost 1 in 12 young children suffer from a food allergy, according to Allergy UK. Food allergies have been around for generations and happen when the immune system responds negatively to food proteins. Unfortunately, children are more susceptible than adults as their immune systems are at a heightened state, and tend to overreact. This is …

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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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Tips for renewing your health insurance policy in the UK

When you buy health insurance, you’re usually committing to a one-year contract. This results in an annual dilemma of deciding whether to stay with your existing provider or switch to a new one. Before your contract renewal date, you have the chance to evaluate whether the policy still suits your needs and budget. However, there …

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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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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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Childhood food allergies in the UK: Triggers, treatment, and health insurance

Childhood food allergies in the UK: Triggers, treatment, and health insurance

Almost 1 in 12 young children suffer from a food allergy, according to Allergy UK. Food allergies have been around for generations and happen when the immune system responds negatively to food proteins. Unfortunately, children are more susceptible than adults as their immune systems are at a heightened state, and tend to overreact. This is …

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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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Self-care tips for working from home

As the UK heads into winter, seasonal flu has taken a whole new meaning, given the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are now warning of a second wave of the virus, as the number of cases sees an uptake, prompting lockdowns and restrictions in parts of the country. For the average employee, this means that working from …

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Your guide to pregnancy and giving birth in the UK

Whether you’re planning for pregnancy or childbirth in the UK, one of the best things you can do is prepare in advance. Prepping for your pregnancy ahead of time will improve your likelihood of getting pregnant and ensure your pregnancy is a healthy one. With that said, the amount of information out there can be …

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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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employee health tracking pacific prime

The rise of employee health tracking

Corporate surveillance is becoming increasingly common with the wide-spread availability of health tracking devices. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they are even used to mitigate pandemic-related risks. However, there’s a thin line between improving the overall output of workers and the violation of privacy. In fact, 50% of 239 corporations were already monitoring the content of …

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How to design a corporate wellness program in the UK

From looking at various job advertisements in the UK, it’s clear that corporate wellness programs are all the rage. Words and phrases like “flexible working”, “free gym membership”, and “EAPs” are common benefits that companies provide to entice the best candidates. If you too are looking to jump on the corporate wellness program bandwagon, this …

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The key tool for supporting female employees during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing shock waves in the economy the world over, but female employees are more likely to face the brunt of it, largely due to the industries they’re employed in and their share of household duties. With that said, employers’ shift in mindset can help female employees lessen the burden. In this …

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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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