Welcome to Pacific Prime China’s Blog

New Beijing and Shanghai Maternity Insurance Guides released

New Beijing and Shanghai Maternity Insurance Guides released

Planning for a baby can be a rewarding yet daunting experience, and as such it’s important to find enough time to educate yourselves about the options available so that you never feel lost when it comes to pregnancy and giving birth in China. To help, we’ve released two brand new guides, both..

Posted by Jess in Expat Health Insurance, Health Insurance, Maternity Insurance, News
Large spike in births following the new two-child policy in China

Large spike in births following the new two-child policy in China

In an effort to reduce China’s ageing rate and combat its shrinking workforce, the Chinese government announced in October 2015 that they would replace their infamous one-child policy with a two-child policy. The new universal two-child policy, implemented in January 1 2016, now allows all couples..

Posted by Jess in Maternity Insurance, News
Patented Western drug prices slashed by Chinese Government

Patented Western drug prices slashed by Chinese Government

In a move to make medicine accessible to more people, the Chinese Government has reached agreements with dozens of top drugs from multinationals such as AstraZeneca, GSK, and Roche to slash drug prices. This week, Pacific Prime China discusses just how big of a change..

Posted by Luther in News
Hospital costs rising are causing elderly concern in Beijing

Hospital costs rising are causing elderly concern in Beijing

Recent reforms have caused quite a stir in Beijing following municipal officials introducing new rules on hospital billing. The changes were introduced to head off potentially exploitative hospital costs in the capital, yet public response to the changes has been somewhat..

Posted by Luther in Health Insurance
China to make pollution insurance mandatory for eight polluting industries

China to make pollution insurance mandatory for eight polluting industries

On 9 June, 2017, China unveiled a draft regulation for public feedback, which requires polluting industries to have pollution insurance (or in full: environmental pollution liability insurance).

According to the draft guideline, jointly released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP)..

Posted by Jess in Health Insurance
An expat’s guide to medical emergencies in China

An expat’s guide to medical emergencies in China

From car accidents to severe food poisoning and heart attacks, medical emergencies can happen to anyone, anytime and anywhere. As an expat, it’s important that you are aware of how medical emergencies are dealt with in China, and how to prepare yourself in case you come across any unforeseen events…

Posted by Jess in Expat Health Insurance, Health Insurance
Brand new international student health insurance for Chinese students in the US

Brand new international student health insurance for Chinese students in the US

With over 300,000 Chinese students studying in US universities, Pacific Prime China is proud to announce that we now offer a brand new international student health insurance product designed specifically to meet the needs of this burgeoning market. If you or your child are going to the US for education,..

Posted by Jess in Health Insurance
3 tips for a successful employee wellness program in China

3 tips for a successful employee wellness program in China

Around the world, there has been a noticeable increase in demand for employee wellness benefits. With more and more corporations implementing value-added wellness benefits (e.g. smoking cessation programs) that go above and beyond standard medical insurance benefits, there has truly been a shift in..

Posted by Jess in Group Health Insurance
Load more