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Introducing Flex: our new flexible health insurance plan

Flex is a progressive new health product from Dubai insurance company, created by William Russell – the expat experts. Designed for Dubai-based corporate groups of three or more employees, Flex gives you the freedom to choose the cover you need within your budget.

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Swimming

The ultimate Hong Kong sports diary

There’s a vibrant sports scene in Hong Kong for participant and spectator alike, from professional events enticing the world’s top athletes to those open to beginners and amateurs.

Managing a long-term condition

Having a chronic condition shouldn’t stand in your way of pursuing a life overseas. But what research should you do before you leave and what questions need to be asked?

Can you have a healthy Chinese new year?

How do the Chinese celebrate the Lunar New Year, and is the event physically or mentally beneficial?

What is driving up the cost of global healthcare?

According to Willis Towers Watson’s 2017 Global Medical Trends Survey Report, the trend in average global medical investments went up 7.8% in 2017 and most countries expect it to continue to rise between 2.4 and 7.5% a year until 2020.

Ebola in Africa: what expats need to know

Dr Peter Salama, Executive Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme which coordinates outbreak responses, remarked that we have “learnt never, ever to underestimate the Ebola virus disease and we will be remaining vigilant.”

Your guide to malaria protection

Malaria prevention has always been a consideration for expats and travellers alike, but there have been reports of a treatment-resistant strain of the disease gradually sweeping through Southeast Asia.

Keeping active in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has the highest activity level in the world according to the World Health Organization, but there are growing concerns that physical fitness levels in the region are on the wane. Westernised influence of high-fat, sugary foods and long, sedentary working hours in front of computer screens are the main reasons for this concern.

Expat life: managing stress in Hong Kong

Becoming an expat in Hong Kong is an exciting prospect, but living in the city can bring mental challenges and worries for expats. How can you manage the potential stress of making a move?

James and Inez

Keeping insurance relevant to expats

In the 25 years William Russell has provided expat health, life and income protection insurance, the needs and expectations of global professionals have completely transformed.

Zebra crossing

Is there a depression crisis in Asia’s cities?

How much of a problem is depression in Asia’s metropolises and how can it be identified and prevented?

Pharmacy

Buying antibiotics in Southeast Asia

Having easy access to antibiotics may seem like a convenient option when you’re living or travelling abroad, but it can lead to greater health issues further down the line.

Jumeirah, view of Burj al-Arab

Health tips for Ramadan

Preparation is the key to maintaining a healthy mind and body during the Muslim fast

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