Singapore Government Refunding SGD $7.5M in Wrongfully-Charged GST
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by Wish Sutthatothon
3d ago
On February 14th, the Singapore government reported that at least SGD $7.5 million in GST (goods and services tax) was wrongfully charged on fees for 18 government services and affected taxpayers will get a refund. Today, Pacific Prime CXA will go over the Singapore government’s tax refund on the affected taxpayers following the wrongful collection of GST. Overview on the Wrongful GST Collection The 18 government service fees were wrongfully deemed as processing fees by six agencies. These include the Council for Estate Agencies, the Housing Board, Land Transport Authority (LTA), the Singapor ..read more
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What to Do if You Get Food Poisoning While Traveling?
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by Wish Sutthatothon
6d ago
Imagine this: You’re on a well-deserved vacation with your family abroad, when suddenly alarms go off in your stomach, signaling you to head to the bathroom immediately. This is known as food poisoning, a foodborne illness resulting from eating or drinking something contaminated with germs. Today, Pacific Prime Singapore will go over food poisoning, its causes, the risks when traveling, and what to do if you happen to get food poisoning during your vacation. What is Food Poisoning? Food poisoning is a type of foodborne illness that results from people eating or drinking something infected wit ..read more
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Pacific Prime Partners with Doctor Anywhere to Revolutionize Employee Benefits
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by Eric Chung
1w ago
Pacific Prime is thrilled to announce our partnership with Doctor Anywhere, a pioneering telemedicine platform. As a leading insurance broker and employee benefits specialist, it is important for us to be at the forefront of transforming the current mode of benefit provision with our innovative solutions. This collaboration aims to bring cutting-edge healthcare services to employees through advanced technology, completely changing the way they access medical care and enhancing their overall physical and mental well-being. What is Telemedicine? Telemedicine refers to the provision of healthcare ..read more
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Online Criminal Harms Act: Directions and Impact on Online Threats
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by Eric Chung
2w ago
Singapore is set to enforce the Online Criminal Harms Act (OCHA) starting from February 1. This act aims to address the evolving landscape of criminal activities online and includes special provisions to tackle scams and malicious cyber activities. The implementation of OCHA represents Singapore’s commitment to safeguarding its citizens from online threats and ensuring a secure digital environment. In this article, Pacific Prime will break down how OCHA can effectively combat scams and cyber crimes and its consequent impacts. Background of OCHA Implementation The OCHA was passed in Parliament ..read more
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Everything You Need to Know About Traveling from Singapore to Malaysia in 2023
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by Natthachamon
2M ago
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has ended, Malaysia’s Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF) is no longer in effect. Instead, foreign visitors to the country will have to complete a Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) within three days prior to their arrival each time they enter this beautiful country. Singapore and Malaysia see a huge number of tourists traveling between the two countries every year as they’re neighboring countries. If you’re also planning your trip from Singapore to Malaysia and wondering how you should prepare yourself, you’ve come to the right place! In this Pacific Prime CXA arti ..read more
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Bed Bugs: Three Things Travelers Need to Know
Pacific Prime Singapore Blog
by Natthachamon
3M ago
Once existing as almost a myth, bed bugs have made their comeback as a global resurgence that has infiltrated France, South Korea, and across the United Kingdom. As 2023 draws to a close, experts worry that travelers may unknowingly bring these blood-sucking pests into Singapore. During an announcement on national television, the deputy mayor of Paris Emmanuel Gregoire urged the residents to take the “widespread” phenomenon seriously. He emphasized how easily bed bugs can spread from household to household. “You have to understand that in reality no one is safe, obviously there are risk factor ..read more
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Thalassemia in Singapore: Everything You Need to Know
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by Serena Fung
3M ago
Did you know that thalassemia is passed on from parent to child, and can affect both males and females? In Singapore, roughly 3% of the population are carriers of the thalassemia gene. The risk of your child being born with thalassemia is even higher if both you and your partner are carriers of the gene. In this article by Pacific Prime CXA, we explain what thalassemia is, the types and symptoms of thalassemia, and treatments for the disease, as well as the benefits of securing maternity and newborn insurance before planning for a child. What is Thalassemia? Thalassemia is a genetic blood cond ..read more
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Health insurance for expats in Singapore: A guide to costs involved and choosing a plan
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by Eric Chung
4M ago
In many countries, expats who are legally working and contributing to taxes receive the same level of healthcare subsidies as local residents. However, this isn’t the case in Singapore, and coupled with the city-state’s exorbitant cost of healthcare, securing a health insurance plan is essential. Going for the cheapest plan might not be the smartest smooth in the long run, as not all health insurance plans are created equal. In this Pacific Prime CXA article, we’ll go through the different options you’ll have, the costs involved, as well as tips to help you compare plans. Health Insurance Opti ..read more
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The Cost of Comprehensive Health Screenings in Singapore in 2023
Pacific Prime Singapore Blog
by anthony
4M ago
Prices for checkups at Singapore’s public and private hospitals range widely. Checkups typically consist of a medical health assessment, physical examination, blood glucose test, and cholesterol test. We all know that prevention is better than cure, but how often we walk the talk and go for a health screening regularly is a completely different story. Whether it’s owing to the cost, the fear of blood and needles, or the inability to face undesirable outcomes, the fact is that not a lot of Singaporeans undertake health checkups regularly.  In fact, many people may be unaware of what is cov ..read more
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Wasted Drugs in Singapore
Pacific Prime Singapore Blog
by Jantra Jacobs
4M ago
We often stockpile medicine in our medicine cabinets in case of emergencies. However, most of the time, these drugs sit in our medicine cabinet until they expire. From financial factors to healthcare industry practices, we look at some of the things you may not know about Singapore’s wasted drug problem. In this Pacific Prime CXA article, we unravel 5 things you may not know about wasted drugs in Singapore. 1. The Cost of Wasted Drugs in Singapore is Staggering Pharmacists all over Singapore agree that the issue of wasted drugs is a growing problem in Singapore’s already-expensive healthcare s ..read more
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