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

If you’re looking for health insurance, you’ll soon find out that there are not only many plans to choose from, but 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 and compares medical insurance …

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differencebrokeragent

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

If you’re looking for health insurance, you’ll soon find out that there are not only many plans to choose from, but 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 and compares medical insurance …

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How to update your benefits scheme to match the latest employee benefits trends

Are you considering sticking with the same employee benefits for your business? Well, think again. While your staff might be satisfied with your current employee benefits schemes, this might not be the case post-pandemic. Employee benefits are an ever-evolving landscape that shifts with the needs of your workforce. Now, shaken up by the COVID-19 pandemic, …

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NHS waiting list: Patients turning to private healthcare in the UK

Delays and cancellations are forcing many NHS patients to make life-changing decisions for the medical treatment they need. Some have dipped into life savings, while others are turning to various types of loans to afford treatment in a private hospital. With the NHS waiting list growing by the day, patients who can no longer wait …

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How to set boundaries at work

Have you ever been asked to work beyond the standard office working hours? Or perhaps had your personal values being compromised in some way, say by non-consensual touch or unsolicited advice? You’re not alone. Research shows that the workplace is fraught with questionable behaviours and crossed boundaries. The good news is that you can learn …

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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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differencebrokeragent

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

If you’re looking for health insurance, you’ll soon find out that there are not only many plans to choose from, but 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 and compares medical insurance …

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employee benefits trends remote working pacific prime uk

How to update your benefits scheme to match the latest employee benefits trends

Are you considering sticking with the same employee benefits for your business? Well, think again. While your staff might be satisfied with your current employee benefits schemes, this might not be the case post-pandemic. Employee benefits are an ever-evolving landscape that shifts with the needs of your workforce. Now, shaken up by the COVID-19 pandemic, …

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An HR team strategy guide for the employee mental health revolution

Although we’re in the middle of a mental health crisis at the workplace, you may be surprised to find that the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t the sole cause of employee burnout and chronic stress. Instead, it has only accelerated the rising depression rate, which has been widespread since 2019, well before the pandemic. From the increased …

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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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4 leadership tips for business leaders to consider in 2022

Every day, business leaders in the UK are faced with numerous reminders of how challenging things are. From the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to the demands employees have made, such as mental health benefits and flexible working arrangements. With so many trends and challenges in 2022, what should business leaders focus on to prepare for the …

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The employer’s guide to workations

It’s no surprise that a growing number of employees are starting to get bored of the dull and dreary office environment and yearn for the exciting life of remote workers, who have the freedom and flexibility to work from exotic locations across the globe. But for those that aren’t ready to take the plunge and …

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Your guide to corporate gifting this holiday season

Want to nurture a relationship with an old, valuable client? Or say ‘thank you’ to a stellar employee? Corporate gifting is the way to go and there’s no better way to do it than the holiday season. But don’t just send them a soulless gift for the sake of it. Send them one that’s thoughtful …

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Britain becomes the first country to approve antiviral pill for COVID-19 treatment

The UK is now the first country to approve an antiviral pill that could possibly be “game-changing”. Developed by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, Molnupiravir is an oral pill that can be taken by those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have one or more risk factors for developing severe illness. These risk factors include …

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COVID-19 entry requirements for the UK

There’s good news for frequent flyers! Just like Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lane and Thailand’s quarantine-free travel, the UK has joined the list of countries who are relaxing their borders, welcoming travellers, and learning to live with COVID-19. But it won’t be the case of getting your passports ready, applying for a visa (if you need …

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Ethnicity pay gap reporting: A guide for employers in the UK

Did you know that only 13 of the UK’s top 100 listed companies report their ethnicity pay gap? In the era of movements like Black Lives Matter and #MeToo, these figures (and unequal pay in the workplace) have led the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) to call for a mandatory ethnicity pay gap …

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