Introducing Pacific Prime UK’s Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2021-2022

Another year has come and gone and we’re back with our latest edition of the Cost of International Health Insurance Report. It’s always thrilling to announce the release of this annual report, which takes a close look at the ever-evolving world of international health insurance premiums. In the 2021-2022 edition, we look at what’s changed …

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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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5 things employers should know about flexible working rules in the UK

A year and a half into the great “work from home” experiment in the UK (and globally), one thing is clear: the way employers view work and measure productivity is outdated. Many roles can easily be done from home – or at least flexibly, and brings about many advantages for both employers and employees. A …

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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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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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