a shot of metropolis thailand symbolizing the release of pacific prime's new international private medical insurance inflation report for 2018, including a focus on thailand

Pacific Prime releases new international private medical insurance inflation report

The 2018 version of Pacific Prime’s insurance inflation report has been released, and Thailand again features prominently as an area of focus in the Southeast Asia region. The International Private Medical Insurance Inflation – 2018 report is the fifth major installment of this industry-recognized white paper. It outlines the rate of premium inflation applied to …

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Covering Thailand medical costs for the self-employed

Global citizens and freelance work: In 2018 these two things are paired together on a frequent basis. There are a couple of different factors that have led to this. First, the world is more globalized than ever before, and the planet’s workforce is now more mobile than at any other time in history. While the …

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5 top tips on how to find the best health insurance in Thailand

Whether you’re a newly arrived expat, or have lived in Thailand for a number of years, chances are you’re eventually going to need to see the doctor. While the cost of care in Thailand is generally affordable to most foreigners, medical expenses can still be quite high. This is especially true for major procedures like …

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2 types of eggs to denote how group and individual health insurance plans differ

How group and individual health insurance plans differ

Did you know that health insurance plans can be split into two types of plan: individual or group? When looking for coverage it is highly likely that you will come across both options and this might leave you asking yourself: “Which is best for me?” Here, we take a look into how group and individual health …

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best health insurance in thailand article

5 top tips on how to find the best health insurance in Thailand

Whether you’re a newly arrived expat, or have lived in Thailand for a number of years, chances are you’re eventually going to need to see the doctor. While the cost of care in Thailand is generally affordable to most foreigners, medical expenses can still be quite high. This is especially true for major procedures like …

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a woman stands in a yoga pose in front of a luxurious indoor pool as a fancy thai resort, representing wellness tourism

Reasons why the Wellness Tourism sector in Thailand is set to boom

The Land of Smiles has always been a strong market for medical tourism in Asia. The relatively low cost of treatment, high standard of care, and idyllic environments to rest and recover in – there’s a lot to like about Thailand when it comes to travelling for medical needs. In a growing trend, people are …

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an elephant sprays water amongst Songkran revellers as part of Thai New Year celebrations

Thai New Year celebrations: how alcohol consumption can impact your insurance

April is just around the corner, and with it comes Songkran. Held annually from the 13th to 15th of April, this year the Thai New Year holiday has been extended to a blissful five days! While many locals will leave Bangkok to visit family in the country, those who stay will find the streets buzzing …

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2 types of eggs to denote how group and individual health insurance plans differ

How group and individual health insurance plans differ

Did you know that health insurance plans can be split into two types of plan: individual or group? When looking for coverage it is highly likely that you will come across both options and this might leave you asking yourself: “Which is best for me?” Here, we take a look into how group and individual health …

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Top-up Insurance in Thailand: What is it and do you need it?

Are you an expatriate living and working in Thailand? When expats arrive in Thailand, the change in location, culture, and much more can really be jarring for some. There’s so much to learn about a place that is as culturally unique as Thailand, and trying to take it all in at once can be a …

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Legal and medical insurance obligations article

Legal and medical insurance obligations for sending your staff to Thailand

The Thai labor market is governed by strict rules and regulations, many of which are applicable to foreign nationals working in the country. Whether you’re sending your staff to Thailand for a short term secondment, or for a long period of time, please note that your business may be held liable if you do not …

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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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Thailand maternity insurance: Can you purchase it if you’re already pregnant?

There is so much planning to do in life. Plan out which school you want to go to. Plan out what job you want. Plan your wedding. Plan your professional and household projects, social gatherings, vacations, annual budget, and retirement plan. There are so many things, both large and small, that need to be planned …

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Vaccinations for Thailand: An up-to-date list of all essential inoculations

Brimming with welcoming people, rich culture, pristine beaches, and vibrant cuisine, it can be hard to think of Thailand as a place where you may be exposed to disease. While most foreigners who travel to or live in the Land of Smiles do not encounter any problems (and if they do, it’s usually food poisoning …

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Healthy aging in Thailand: Top tips for looking after yourself in retirement

Many associate their retirement years with declining health. Although changes to your body are inevitable as you age, it’s never too late to give your body and mind the attention they deserve. Focusing on healthy aging is a great way to ensure that you enjoy many of the same activities you once did for as …

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Cardiovascular disease in Thailand and your health insurance

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a significant issue for people living in Thailand. Globally, cardiovascular diseases like stroke and heart attacks are responsible for around 17.7 million deaths annually, and account for almost half of the deaths associated with NCDs. According to a 2014 World Health Organization publication, 71% of a total 501,000 deaths in Thailand …

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cancer in thailand

Cancer in Thailand for Expats: Prevalence, treatment, and covering costs

If there’s one disease that tops people’s mental lists of conditions they do not want to develop, it’s cancer. In Thailand, just as in the rest of the world, cancer is a growing concern as the country develops and risk factors begin to become more prominent. This can be especially true for expats in the …

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a shot of metropolis thailand symbolizing the release of pacific prime's new international private medical insurance inflation report for 2018, including a focus on thailand

Pacific Prime releases new international private medical insurance inflation report

The 2018 version of Pacific Prime’s insurance inflation report has been released, and Thailand again features prominently as an area of focus in the Southeast Asia region. The International Private Medical Insurance Inflation – 2018 report is the fifth major installment of this industry-recognized white paper. It outlines the rate of premium inflation applied to …

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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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a hand pointing to a flow chart box on a chalkboard, representing staff looking for an employee benefits package they value

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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Attracting millennials with employee benefits

Thailand is a country that is constantly changing on almost all fronts. When it comes to the workforce in the country, it is millennials who are starting to take ever more important roles. If you are looking to ensure your company remains successful now and well into the future, it would be a good idea …

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