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Is it essential for your health insurance to cover skin disorders?

As we continue down the summer of 2019, the heat in Thailand is showing no signs of slowing down. According to The Nation, the next few months could see temperatures rise by 1-2 degrees Celsius, allowing some areas to rise past the 42 degree mark. This is alarming for tourist that visit as the heat …

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What is the ‘Thailand Travel Shield’ scheme?

Since the turn of the century, Thailand has suffered a multitude of events that have shaped the country as a whole. For example, 2003 saw the SARS outbreak spreading to all corners of Southeast Asia, and the following year saw the Boxing Day Tsunami take away thousands of lives. The global recession hit in 2007 …

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5 tips for securing business insurance in Thailand

In the past decade, thanks to its low labor and rental costs, Thailand, especially Bangkok, has morphed from a virtual backwater into a tech start-up hub, where investors from around the world seek business opportunities and new companies sprout up every day. It’s indeed an exciting new chapter of your life to start a new …

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Overdue payment from foreigners in Thailand’s public medical sector

As with many other countries, healthcare in Thailand is divided into two sectors, namely a government-subsidized track and a privately-funded track. Thai citizens holding a universal coverage health card can receive free treatment and medical services at government hospitals. However, this system is not without drawbacks. Since its implementation in 2002, the Universal Coverage Scheme …

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Thailand Travel Shield

What is the ‘Thailand Travel Shield’ scheme?

Since the turn of the century, Thailand has suffered a multitude of events that have shaped the country as a whole. For example, 2003 saw the SARS outbreak spreading to all corners of Southeast Asia, and the following year saw the Boxing Day Tsunami take away thousands of lives. The global recession hit in 2007 …

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The cost of medical treatments in Thailand

You may have already heard and read about how Thailand is one of the most popular medical tourism destinations in Asia. For those that may not be in the know, popular medical tourism procedures people come to Thailand for include dental care, various types of body checks and scans, heart surgery, joint replacements, and many …

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How to compare maternity insurance plans?

How to compare maternity insurance plans?

Thinking of expanding your family in Thailand? Congratulations! However, as an expat couple living abroad, you must take into consideration a couple of things before you even start trying to conceive. You probably already know the importance of having expat health insurance in Thailand, and that you also need a separate maternity insurance policy to …

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5 tips for securing business insurance in Thailand

In the past decade, thanks to its low labor and rental costs, Thailand, especially Bangkok, has morphed from a virtual backwater into a tech start-up hub, where investors from around the world seek business opportunities and new companies sprout up every day. It’s indeed an exciting new chapter of your life to start a new …

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8 types of essential company insurance solutions in Thailand

Having the right company insurance solutions in Thailand gives you more than just peace of mind. It is fundamental, and sometimes even a legal necessity, for the protection and management of your business. Striking the right balance between benefits and cost can be hard, too; some businesses will try to pay minimal premiums for only …

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New school insurance infographic released by Pacific Prime Thailand

Pacific Prime Thailand is pleased to announce the release of a new school insurance infographic. The school insurance infographic showcases the essential and recommended insurance solutions for private and international schools worldwide, and it’s available for viewing and download with this link. What’s inside Pacific Prime’s new school insurance infographic? This school insurance infographic is a …

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Maternity health insurance and Zika in Thailand

Anyone who lives in or travels to the Land of Smiles is likely aware that mosquitoes are present in seeming abundance all year long. Yes, they can be bothersome at times, but most of them don’t pose any significant health threats. There are, however, a number of harmful mosquitoes to watch out for, chief among …

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Breastfeeding benefits for moms and babies

Breastfeeding is the only natural way of feeding an infant, which covers the newborn’s nutritional needs and creates unique conditions for physical and mental development in the first months of its life. WHO recommends breastfeeding as the ideal way to feed a newborn, and exclusive breastfeeding should be initiated within the first hour after birth …

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Health insurance for kids: Why children should have health coverage

With a diverse selection of schools, easy-on-the-wallet living, a year-round tropical climate, and vibrant cuisine, Thailand is a great location for any expat parent who is, or plans on, raising a family. The cost of private care can be quite affordable too, especially vis-à-vis the cost of healthcare found in many developed nations, such as …

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skin disorder

Is it essential for your health insurance to cover skin disorders?

As we continue down the summer of 2019, the heat in Thailand is showing no signs of slowing down. According to The Nation, the next few months could see temperatures rise by 1-2 degrees Celsius, allowing some areas to rise past the 42 degree mark. This is alarming for tourist that visit as the heat …

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medical emergency while travelling

Are you prepared for a medical emergency while traveling?

As an expat living in the Land of Smiles, chances are you’ve got insatiable wanderlust. Thailand’s alluringly close proximity to exotic and culturally fascinating locales like Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam means that paradise is merely a short journey away. Top on the packing lists of most global nomads include clothing, toiletries, travel documentation, and international …

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How to protect your babymoon with the right pregnancy insurance

For those that are unsure of what the term actually means, a ‘babymoon’ is potentially the very last holiday expectant moms and dads will enjoy alone before their new addition makes his or her grand debut. It’s a fantastic way to hit the pause button on the chaos that pregnancy planning can sometimes bring, but …

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Thailand’s parliament passes new cybersecurity law

If you’ve read recent news headlines, you’ll likely have come across stories about Thailand’s new cybersecurity law that has bestowed state cyber agencies with sweeping powers to access internet user data. The Cybersecurity Act is the latest example of a wave of new laws passed in various Asian countries that further assert government control over …

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Our brand new GDPR and Employee Benefits guide is now released!

On the 28th of February, the National Legislative Assembly has endorsed the Thailand Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), which aims to reinforce the protection of personal information in the Land of Smiles. Although the new law has drawn several key concepts from the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), these two laws do have different …

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Understanding the advantages to using a benefits consultant to design your company perks

By now, most companies know that an attractive and relevant employee benefits plan can be the key to attracting high performing talent, and keeping current staff loyal and motivated. The trouble these days is that the types of benefits that can be offered, and the ones newer and younger staff entering the workforce are seeking, …

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Is your employee benefits package working for your business?

Late last year, Marketwired reported on the turnover rates for Thai businesses as part of an article on Aon Hewitt’s Total Compensation Measurement Study and Benefits Survey 2016. What’s interesting to note about that is it gives some really useful insight into what an employee benefits package can do to boost your staff retention rates, …

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