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The American Foreign Service Protective Association (AFSPA) is a premier provider of creative, innovative health benefits, insurance programs, and professional services as well as an expert resource for the entire Federal workforce.

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Caregivers’ Mental Health: The Unseen Struggle

Caring for someone with mental illness is a profound act of love and compassion, but it’s also a journey laden with challenges that can take a toll on the caregiver’s mental health. According to the Mayo Clinic, 1 in 3 adults in the United States is an informal or family caregiver. While the focus often remains on the well-being of the individual with mental illness, it’s equally essential to shed light on the silent struggles faced by those who provide care. The effects on the mental health of caregivers are multifaceted and profound, encompassing emotional, physical, and social dimensions. 

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The Silent Threat: Stress’s Impact on Heart Health

April marks Stress Awareness Month, a time dedicated to shedding light on the importance of managing stress for overall well-being. Amid the hustle and bustle of modern life, stress has become an all-too-familiar companion for many. However, its impact reaches far beyond mere mental discomfort, often manifesting in physical health issues, particularly concerning the heart.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Honoring the Impact of Women Pioneers in Healthcare

Happy Women’s History Month! Did you know that in 1987, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9, which designated March as Women’s History Month? It is a time when we unite to pay tribute to women worldwide and celebrate their incredible impact on the healthcare industry. For March, AFPSA is highlighting women in the industry who served as advocates, trailblazers, and inspirations for future generations in healthcare. 

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The Uphill Battle of Treating Eating Disorders

An eating disorder according to the National Institute of Mental Health is an illness associated with severe disturbances in people’s eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. While eating disorders are often presented in more physical ways, they wreak havoc on someone’s mental health too. While they manifest differently, they all share the common thread of disrupting a person’s life, often leading to severe health consequences if left untreated.

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As a subscriber to AFSPA/FSBP for about the last fifty-four years, I can say that I have always been totally satisfied with the benefits and services I have received over all those years at home and abroad.
Tom K.
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I am satisfied with the service FSBP provides, and with their claim handling procedures. I have dealt with other carriers before, and thus far, FSBP is the best that I have worked with. In my opinion FSBP is the best for overseas members.
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I was already a big fan of FSBP but my Health Benefits Officer's (HBO) perseverance in getting my case handled has made me an even more loyal member! It is the best customer service I have ever had! I am deeply and sincerely grateful.
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The AFSPA representative was wonderful and very knowledgeable, patient, understanding, and most important, interested in helping me. She stood right by me. I have successfully enrolled in Dominion Dental and will also enroll in FSBP! Thank you for such great service!

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