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The employer’s guide to remote working in the UK

The UK is still under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been under multiple ones since the beginning of the crisis, which means scores of employees have been turned into remote workers overnight. Now that we’ve got a large-scale case study, albeit driven by health and safety concerns, it’s been proved that remote …

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How to claim the UK State Pension abroad

Many UK citizens dream of moving abroad after they retire to live out their golden years. Some may want to settle in Chiang Mai, Thailand, while others prefer closer to home in Spain near the coastal resorts of Costa Blanca. Whatever your choice, you will surely want to know how to claim your UK State …

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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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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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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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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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Telemental health apps to get therapy from home

From fear of contracting the novel COVID-19 virus and uncertainties regarding jobs, to loneliness from the isolation and relationship strains amidst lockdown, there are plenty of reasons why individuals turned to mental health apps during the pandemic. In this Pacific Prime UK article, we’ll look at exactly what telemental health apps are, outline the best …

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The employer’s guide to remote working in the UK

The UK is still under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been under multiple ones since the beginning of the crisis, which means scores of employees have been turned into remote workers overnight. Now that we’ve got a large-scale case study, albeit driven by health and safety concerns, it’s been proved that remote …

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4 ways to change your work culture for the better in 2021

You might provide an excellent service or have an incredible product, but a business with awful company culture is going to experience its fair share of problems. According to a recent Glassdoor survey on workplace sentiment, almost 70% of employees and job seekers value work culture over salary, as far as job satisfaction goes. As …

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New Year’s Resolutions for HR Teams in 2021

This year has been nothing short of a challenge, and things are no different in the business world, as the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a large scale shift to remote working on very short notice. To top it off, the threat of the virus, the need to self-isolate, and the looming economic recession has …

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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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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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