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)

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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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

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 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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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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