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  1. News - World - SOCIETY

    Silicon Valley's latest job perk? Egg freezing

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:38pm by AP

    ... But coverage of egg freezing is rare. Corey Whelan, of the American Fertility Association, said she had never heard of an insurer or employer covering the procedure for women who wanted to delay pregnancy for non-medical reasons "Insurers will sometimes cover egg freezing for cancer patients, but it's by no means guaranteed," said Whelan. While the technology is growing more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1617075/silicone-valleys-latest-job-perk-egg-freezing
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Generation O: Hongkongers increasingly 'overworked, overstressed and overwhelmed'

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Hekstra said yesterday. "The malaise is especially evident in Hong Kong." The poll was conducted online for insurer Sun Life Financial by market-research firm Ipsos in August and last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617225/hongkongers-are-overworked-overstressed-and-overwhelmed
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Planning to have a baby in Hong Kong? That'll cost you HK$5.5m

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... as it launched its online child cost calculator yesterday. Education, clothing, food, transport, holidays, entertainment, health, insurance, housing and domestic helpers can all be inputted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583164/planning-baby-thatll-be-hk55m
  4. News - China - SOCIETY

    Uygur-Han Chinese couples offered 10,000 yuan a year to marry in Xinjiang county

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 06:16pm by Andrea Chen

    ... The local government will also pay 90 per cent of each family's medical expenses that are not covered by existing government insurance schemes. Jiang Zhaoyong, a Beijing-based expert on ethnic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1583806/xinjiang-county-offers-10000-yuan-reward-uygurs-who-marry-han-chinese
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    200 make a cool start to weekend for charity

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Arthur Chan

    ... Arthur Chan arthur.chan@scmp.com 200 make a cool start to weekend for charity A group of colleagues yesterday came together to take part in the city's biggest Ice Bucket Challenge yet, as 200 people doused themselves in iced water to help take donations for local motor neurone disease patients to HK$23 million. Calling themselves the MF Group, the 200 insurance company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581878/200-make-cool-start-weekend-charity
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    40pc of Hongkongers have considered retiring abroad for financial reasons

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by Olga Wong

    ... the government's reluctance to bring in a universal pension scheme is partly to blame. The survey is conducted every two years by the University of Hong Kong, and commissioned by insurer MassMutual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557039/40pc-hongkongers-would-consider-retiring-elsewhere-survey-finds
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Pro bono legal help levels playing field for Hong Kong NGOs

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by Stuart Lau

    ... to take out indemnity insurance. Lawyers must seek their firm's approval before offering free services to a good cause- or be unprotected in the event a client seeks compensation for poor ... insurance schemes for pro bono work. To's next project is to challenge the rule that gives foreign domestic helpers leaving their employer just two weeks to find another job. She is already ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519480/pro-bono-legal-help-levels-playing-field-hong-kong-ngos
  8. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Farmer cuts off his own feet after being unable to afford frostbite treatment

    Posted May 14th 2014, 05:09pm by Chris Luo

    ... is expected to be discharged from hospital within two weeks. Liu was cited as saying that he did not enrol in the voluntary health insurance pla because he didn’t think he would need it, saying that it was a waste of money. According to the district health authority, a medical insurance plan that costs 70 yuan a year could provide a coverage of up to 70 per cent of medical expenses for its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1512067/anhui-farmer-unable-afford-medical-expenses-amputates-own-feet
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hongkongers take new view of old certainty- death

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Johnny Tam

    ... practically prepared to face death compared to seven years ago, with 70.4 per cent of respondents saying they had purchased life insurance- up from only 36.6 per cent in the previous survey. But only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528160/hongkongers-take-new-view-old-certainty-death
  10. News - China - SOCIETY

    Health care costs still a heavy burden for mainlanders, says health minister

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... prices and expanding the insurance network have been mapped out. Since then, the mainland has established the world's largest medical insurance network, with 95 per cent of the population- farmers, urban employees and urban residents- enjoying basic medical insurance. "But the burden on residents is still heavy," Chen said, citing the example of reimbursing money spent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1122452/health-care-costs-still-heavy-burden-mainlanders-says-health-minister

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