Bank of Singapore Staff Found Misusing Medical Benefits; Alleged Clinic Denies Ties to Bank

By Thea Felicity

Apr 28, 2024 11:42 AM EDT

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A probe into the alleged misuse of medical benefits by Bank of Singapore (BOS) staff has made Drs Thompson and Thomson (DTT) assert that it lacks any contractual ties with the bank, according to The Straits Times.

The revelation comes after reports suggesting that as many as 40 BOS employees faced termination due to purported medical insurance claims violations.

Channel News Asia (CNA) then released a report identifying Drs Thompson and Thomson (DTT) clinic as the entities involved. This identification was based on an internal email dated November 10, 2023, supposedly circulated among OCBC Bank staff and BOS staff. 

The email indicated that both banks' human resources departments would no longer reimburse invoices from DTT.

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DTT's Response

While DTT operates under the umbrella of Fullerton Health, it's important to note that BOS is not listed among the clinic's clientele, as confirmed by a spokesperson from Fullerton Health in a statement to The Straits Times.

At the same time, the Bank of Singapore (BOS) reiterated that Drs Thompson and Thomson (DTT) is not on its list of sanctioned clinics. 

As per a spokesperson from BOS, the bank also clarifies that it enables its employees to seek reimbursement for medical costs of a maximum of $10,500, including a range of healthcare services, including outpatient consultations, dental treatments, immunizations, and diagnostic examinations. 

The bank also underlined that despite the termination, those found to have violated the policy have been directed to repay the erroneously claimed amounts. 

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