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Employer considerations for returning to the workplace after COVID-19

With businesses moving towards reopening and restrictions continuously changing, employers must start planning for a gradual return to the workplace. However, returning to the workplace after COVID-19 must be done in a strategic way to protect the health and wellbeing of your workforce. It is important to note that, while the government’s roadmap offers a …

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6 affordable employee benefits ideas for small businesses

Your small business might have a modest payroll and less attractive resources than larger companies, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t provide competitive employee benefits. Alternatively, you can turn the size of your business into an advantage and offer benefits that your employees will appreciate. With businesses reopening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, employee benefits …

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How does good workplace design affect your employees’ mental health?

Studies have shown a whopping 13% surge in productivity in happy people. Much like a feedback loop, a more efficient employee achieves more, and is more satisfied with their job. As a result, they are an asset to both their team and your business. Unfortunately, it is more difficult than ever to stay happy in …

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Your guide to the immigration health surcharge (IHS)

Your guide to the immigration health surcharge (IHS)

In March 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a decision to increase the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) in the UK Budget, which would affect new visa and immigration applicants. In this Pacific Prime UK article, we will explain what the international health surcharge is and other details of this fee. What is the Immigration Health Surcharge …

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Brexit: Tips for travelling to the EU in 2021

“Brexit: UK driver has ham sandwiches confiscated at Dutch border” made headlines on a BBC News article, which just reflects the chaos and confusion surrounding the new rules. Whether it’s about how plans for holiday might be affected or whether EHIC cards will still be valid, British people have an endless number of questions about …

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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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6 affordable employee benefits ideas for small businesses

Your small business might have a modest payroll and less attractive resources than larger companies, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t provide competitive employee benefits. Alternatively, you can turn the size of your business into an advantage and offer benefits that your employees will appreciate. With businesses reopening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, employee benefits …

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How does good workplace design affect your employees’ mental health?

Studies have shown a whopping 13% surge in productivity in happy people. Much like a feedback loop, a more efficient employee achieves more, and is more satisfied with their job. As a result, they are an asset to both their team and your business. Unfortunately, it is more difficult than ever to stay happy in …

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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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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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What’s the timeline for lifting lockdown in the UK?

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed in remarkable detail his four-step plan to ease England’s lockdown in the coming months of 2021. These crucial steps are expected to be followed by all members of the public until the end of June. At which point, the complete lifting of lockdown will depend on several …

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What you should know about coronasomnia in the UK

You have probably heard about it from 2020, and it’s definitely worth knowing about it if you haven’t. Coronasomnia is a portmanteau of ‘coronavirus’ and ‘insomnia’, a phenomenon that has become increasingly prevalent in the UK and around the world. More and more people are suffering as a result, particularly those who are trying to …

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3 things to do after work that will enrich your life

It’s 2021 and you probably have a few New Year’s resolutions listed on paper (or your mobile device) to achieve over the next few weeks or months. But with fresh lockdown measures across England and Scotland, in addition to Wales and Northern Ireland, many will be considering what to do as the prime minister has …

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Employer considerations for returning to the workplace after COVID-19

With businesses moving towards reopening and restrictions continuously changing, employers must start planning for a gradual return to the workplace. However, returning to the workplace after COVID-19 must be done in a strategic way to protect the health and wellbeing of your workforce. It is important to note that, while the government’s roadmap offers a …

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5 creative employee benefits to attract talent

Standard benefits don’t just cut it anymore. Beyond fair remuneration and health insurance, employees are increasingly on the lookout for companies that go above and beyond to meet the varied needs of their workforce. If you don’t want to lose out on talented staff, you should probably start thinking about offering non-traditional employee benefits. After …

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pacific prime uk mental health happy employees employee benefits

How does good workplace design affect your employees’ mental health?

Studies have shown a whopping 13% surge in productivity in happy people. Much like a feedback loop, a more efficient employee achieves more, and is more satisfied with their job. As a result, they are an asset to both their team and your business. Unfortunately, it is more difficult than ever to stay happy in …

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Unveiling our latest Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2020-2021

We are excited to announce that our Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2020-2021 is now available for download. Take a bird’s eye view of the world of International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) through our in-house expert analysis. Here, we’ll explore the global key drivers and trends shaping health insurance premiums. With pricing data collated …

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The new COVID-19 variants: Everything you need to know

SARS-CoV-2 (aka the novel coronavirus or COVID-19) has caused enough havoc in the world as it is, so news about new variants of the disease was alarming, to say the least. What exactly is the new variant? What has its impact on society been? And most importantly, will the recently developed vaccine protect us from …

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Will the EHIC still be valid after Brexit?

It seems like a lifetime ago that British citizens voted to leave the European Union (EU). A gruelling negotiations period then ensued until Brexit finally occurred, which was immediately followed by another long transition period. With that said, real changes are soon approaching after the transition period ends this year. In this Pacific Prime UK …

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