Percentage of Maximum Reimbursement of Dental Expenses for Public Officers and Quantum Adjustment
Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on percentage of maximum reimbursement of dental expenses for public officers and quantum adjustment
Parliament Sitting: 22 Nov 2023
Mr Leong Mun Wai: To ask the Prime Minister (a) for each year since 2010, what percentage of public officers have fully utilised the maximum reimbursement of dental expenses, which currently stands at $120 per year; and (b) whether the Government plans to adjust this quantum in line with the rising cost of healthcare and, if not, why.
Written Reply by Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Education and Minister-in-charge of the Public Service
In the last 5 years, on average, less than 20% of officers in the Civil Service fully utilise their dental benefits of $120 per year. We regularly review compensation and benefits to ensure that the overall package remains suitable for our needs.