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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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What’s New for FSBP in 2023

As of November 14, Open Season is officially underway! AFSPA is incredibly excited about this year’s Open Season. Until December 12, AFSPA employees will be at eligible agencies’ health fairs, so look out for our table at your agency’s event. 

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Fight Like a Girl?

The month of October is associated with Halloween, pumpkins, fall weather, and candy. In the U.S., October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. When thinking about breast cancer awareness, the color pink and the phrase, “fight like a girl,” comes to mind. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer for women, skin cancer is the most common. It is not unusual for people to know someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, but what are the actual statistics? 

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One in Five: Childhood Obesity

September is National Childhood Obesity Month. About 1 in 5 American children has obesity. Many factors such as sleep routines, physical activity, genetics and eating patterns contribute to this statistic. And unfortunately, childhood obesity puts children at a higher risk for asthma, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, bone and joint issues, and more.  

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A Look at Suicide Prevention in 2022

September was declared National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in 2008 because there is an overwhelming stigma that surrounds suicide and makes it a difficult topic to approach. Although suicide can seem taboo to talk about, it does not mean it is not something that is affecting people daily. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 46,000 people died by suicide in 2020. That is equivalent to about one death every 11 minutes.

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Get to Know Life Insurance and How It Can Benefit You

There are common misconceptions or misunderstandings that surround life insurance. Often, people believe it’s something that is only needed later in life. You might believe that life insurance can be costly or not worth the stress of figuring out what plan best benefits you. But no matter your age, death can come at any moment. It is best to prepare accordingly to protect your loved one’s future. Life insurance can help with funeral costs, immediate expenses, debt, and ongoing living expenses. It also does not have to cost an outrageous amount. Keep reading to learn more about what you need to know when it comes to life insurance!  

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How Breastfeeding Affects You and Your Baby

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. The World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics both recommend that infants are exclusively breastfed at least until six months of age. While breastfeeding is the preferred method of feeding infants, it is often not easy for all mothers to breastfeed their children.  

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Robert M.
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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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