chinese new year 2018

Happy Lunar New Year from Pacific Prime!

The Year of the Rooster was a big one for us at Pacific Prime. In case you didn’t know, 2017 was specifically the Year of the Fire Rooster. The fire element signifies dynamism, strength and persistence, while the rooster brings with it a sense of bravery, competitiveness, and prosperity. Hopefully these are all words that …

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Eczema in China: study finds breastfeeding reduces risk in children

Red skin, itchy and inflamed. Eczema can be a frustrating skin condition to live with for anyone, let alone young children. When it comes to eczema in China, rates of diagnosis of atopic dermatitis (AD) has been growing. The prevalence of cases in children aged 6 to 20 years was only 0.7% in 2000, however …

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insurance in the sharing economy

Insurance in the sharing economy

If you live in a developed society today, there is a good chance that you have done your part, whether big or small, to contribute to the sharing economy – perhaps without even realizing. In case you don’t know, the sharing economy refers to the new business paradigm we are now experiencing in which people …

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organ donation in china

Organ donation in China on the rise: does insurance cover such treatments?

The act of donating an organ to save the life of another cannot be understated. When the country banned the harvesting of organs from executed prisoners in 2015, concerns were raised about the future of patients waiting for an often life saving transplant. Luckily for those people, recent statistics have shown that voluntary organ donation …

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organ donation in china

Organ donation in China on the rise: does insurance cover such treatments?

The act of donating an organ to save the life of another cannot be understated. When the country banned the harvesting of organs from executed prisoners in 2015, concerns were raised about the future of patients waiting for an often life saving transplant. Luckily for those people, recent statistics have shown that voluntary organ donation …

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a doctor tilts a petri dish in a laboratory, symbolizing the work undertaken in IVF cycles

Tips for staying healthy during your IVF cycles

Recently, we wrote about the release of our new In Vitro Fertilization guide for China. This free resource provides some excellent information and understanding for hopeful parents who have experienced barriers in trying to conceive. Our previous blog article discussed a few of the reasons why parents might find themselves needing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) …

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people waiting in line at the hospital, representing the need for good, private china health insurance

Private medical insurance in China: How to beat the public hospital queues

China’s total healthcare sector is expected to surpass USD 1 trillion by 2020, making it one of the fastest growing health markets in the world. The Chinese Government spends just over 5% of its Gross Domestic Product on healthcare, but that figure is projected to increase rapidly as the population continues to increase and age. …

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a happy chinese baby with a cute beanie on smiles atop a sheepskin rug, representing our discussion regarding chinese babies and eczema in china

Eczema in China: study finds breastfeeding reduces risk in children

Red skin, itchy and inflamed. Eczema can be a frustrating skin condition to live with for anyone, let alone young children. When it comes to eczema in China, rates of diagnosis of atopic dermatitis (AD) has been growing. The prevalence of cases in children aged 6 to 20 years was only 0.7% in 2000, however …

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chinese mother in pink against a blue wall, smiling as she thinks of how she has prepared her maternity leave and maternity insurance

Preparing for pregnancy: maternity leave and insurance in China

Are you thinking about starting a family in China? Making the decision to start planning for a child is huge news! It’s an exciting time and one that can be filled with hopes, dreams, and wondering; what do I need to do to ensure the best for our pregnancy? Besides names and and deciding what …

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newborn baby swaddled in a blue blanket representing shanghai maternity insurance

Shanghai maternity insurance: hospitals, fees, and coverage options

For many expats wanting to start a family, securing Shanghai maternity insurance is absolutely vital. There are a number of risks and concerns when going through pregnancy, and these can be made more difficult when trying to navigate the health options of a foreign country. Shanghai, like most major cities in China, has a wide …

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cyber security seminar

Announcing the Pacific Prime China Cyber Security Seminar!

Pacific Prime China is proud to announce a seminar we will be holding on Wednesday, January 31st 2018. This will be an excellent event for any individual, business, or other organization that is concerned with securing their electronic data and systems both online and off. In particular, the event will contain information specific to the …

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wearable tech and insurance companies

How insurance companies in China can leverage wearable tech

It’s not just smartphones that are proliferating the world over. Wearable tech, types of devices worn by consumers to track health and fitness information, are also experiencing a mass increase in user adoption. In fact, more than half (52 percent) of Chinese consumers own a smart wristband, and 42 percent own a smartwatch. As more …

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Company health insurance gaps: what doesn’t my employee benefits plan cover for my staff?

Offering your employees health insurance is a common standard. Employer’s know that attracting the best talent requires competitive compensation and benefits packages that set them apart from their peers. Employee benefits and corporate health insurance plans are easy enough to find, but ensuring they’re viewed as valuable by current and potential staff can be a …

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emergency hospitals

Emergency hospitals for expats in Beijing and Shanghai

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2018! We hope you had a happy and healthy holiday season, and also that you continue to do so as we head into Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dog. Of course, hopes are nice, but the reality is that medical emergencies simply don’t care what time …

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a baby sits on a sheepskin rug smiling at the camera, representing IVF myths that need to be dispelled for some parents

IVF myths: What’s the real story behind In Vitro Fertilization?

When it comes to Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), there are plenty of myths and misinformation out there. Some say that these medical interventions increase your chances of multiple births, while others say your baby will be at an increased risk of birth defects. If you’ve been struggling to conceive in China, it can be reassuring …

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Shanghai hospitals article

Public Shanghai hospitals, VIP clinics, and international hospitals: 6 key differences

“Where should I go for care?” is usually one of the top questions asked by newcomers to Shanghai. Ever since mid-2014, when the Chinese government permitted wholly foreign owned hospitals in seven cities and provinces, the quality and choice of care for locals and expats have improved considerably. Primary healthcare choices available to expats and …

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company benefits

Company Benefits: Why using an insurance broker is the superior choice

It’s that time again. The time for businesses to start planning ahead and ensuring that their company benefits in 2018 are addressed and ready to go. This is because many insurance companies raise their rates at the beginning of a new year. Due to this, companies the world over need to revisit their company benefits …

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Employee health benefits article

Here’s why your business should offer employee health benefits

Gone are the days when an employee happily collected their pay and expected little more. In today’s candidate-driven market, employee health benefits are often hailed the crown jewels of a compensation package. Yes, staying compliant is imperative for every business, but going above and beyond the rest is what makes your company stand out from …

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How Pacific Prime helps you to find the best employee benefits

One of the best ways to attract and retain the best talent in your industry is to offer an attractive benefits package. Yes, compensation is a key part of this but simply offering competitive pay won’t lead to happy employees. These days, you need to go further and implement a more multi-faceted employee benefits program. …

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chinese new year 2018

Happy Lunar New Year from Pacific Prime!

The Year of the Rooster was a big one for us at Pacific Prime. In case you didn’t know, 2017 was specifically the Year of the Fire Rooster. The fire element signifies dynamism, strength and persistence, while the rooster brings with it a sense of bravery, competitiveness, and prosperity. Hopefully these are all words that …

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state of health insurance blog article

New report on the state of health insurance in China released!

Navigating through the hundreds and thousands of health insurance options in China can be hard, especially for those that are not as well versed in the world of insurance. In our goal to help clients make more informed insurance purchasing and renewal decisions, we’ve published a number of free health insurance guides and resources over …

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Girl for singles day

OASIS International Hospital offering double 11 discounts

Guanggun Jie, or Singles Day is upon us! This year, we have some exciting discounts to pass along from our partners at OASIS International Hospital here in Beijing. Movember check-up Movember is in full swing! From the Fu Manchu to the walrus, to the painter’s brush or pencil, men forgo shaving for the month of …

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