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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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already pregnant

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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Brokers vs Agents: What insurance brokers do

When you’re looking for insurance, deciding who to buy from can be a little confusing. There are insurers you can buy from directly, agents that will sell on their behalf, and brokers that search for coverage for you. When it comes to understanding what insurance brokers do, what the difference is between brokers and agents, …

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Thailand insurance article roundup

Thailand insurance article roundup: Our top picks for 2017

With 2018 just around the corner, we’ve picked five top 2017 Thailand insurance articles from our Pacific Prime Thailand blog to provide a snapshot of the most important things you need to know about healthcare and health insurance in the Land of Smiles: 1. Exploring the different types of health insurance in Thailand Our first-ever …

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Travel Insurance Article

Countries that won’t let you enter without travel insurance

There are a whole host of reasons why you should secure travel insurance when going abroad, the most obvious of which being to protect yourself from unforeseen medical emergency costs and travel mishaps. Before jetting off to your travel destination, it’s also important to be aware of the entry requirements of your destination country. Aside …

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Protecting yourself with health insurance during Thai floods

When you live in a tropical climate, getting used to challenging weather comes with the territory. Asia itself suffers greatly from seemingly regular catastrophic weather events. In 2015, the region accounted for a whopping 159 of the total 353 world disaster events; claiming the lives of more than 18,000 people, and causing USD 37.7 billion …

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What is an insurance broker, and how do I find a good one?

Here’s an important fact that many consumers don’t know: insurance brokers and intermediaries make up a significant majority of business in the insurance sector. Why is this important to know? Many are familiar with well-known insurance companies such as AXA, Bupa, and Cigna, but how much do you really know about brokerage services? Are they …

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top-up insurance

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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What Thai businesses need to know about disaster insurance

Disaster insurance might sound alarmist, but in truth it’s a simple solution designed to protect your business from disruptions. As any company owner knows, suffering a lengthy and unexpected downtime in your business can be costly; halting profits and potentially compounding debts. Whether it’s a natural or man-made disaster, Pacific Prime Thailand has all you …

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already pregnant

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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family health insurance article

Family health insurance: 5 things to look out for

If you’re living with your partner and children in Thailand, securing a robust family health insurance plan will ensure that your family gets the peace of mind you all deserve, with access to the best medical facilities in the country. While it is clear how important it is to secure health insurance in Thailand, those …

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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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thailand medical tourism

Thailand Medical Tourism: Present and future

If you’ve been paying attention to the trends among healthcare systems and hospitals in Thailand over the past few years, you will no doubt have heard all about the impact that Thailand medical tourism has been having. Each year there are more and more people from outside of Thailand coming here to take advantage of …

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Pacific Prime launches Pacific Prime Thailand office and website!

We’ve got some exciting news from the Asia Pacific region’s top insurance brokerage today, as Pacific Prime announces their new offering for expats and those located in Thailand! The Pacific Prime Thailand website is now up, running, and fully functional, allowing people in the country – or even visiting the country – to obtain the …

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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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Company wellness plan: Get the most out of yours

Expats working in Thailand may not have a full appreciation for how the country has developed over the past decades, but their very presence in the country is a testament to the growing international business sector that is now present here. Companies in Thailand are aware of this, and thus have made efforts to attract …

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