April 9, 2014
The American Foreign Service Protective Association and the Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP) are dedicated to raising your awareness about important health and wellness topics.
Did you know that one pint of blood can save three lives? April is Donate Life Month. The FSBP and the nation’s leading blood donor organizations encourage those who have given blood at some point in their lives and have never donated blood to schedule an appointment to give. For more FSBP blood donating tips, information, and process click here.
Every Kid Healthy Week (April 21-25, 2014) is a national health observance focused on the nation’s problem of childhood obesity and sound nutrition, regular physical activity, and health-promoting school programs. Today, about one in three American children and teens are overweight or obese which is causing a range of health problems that previously weren’t seen until adulthood such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and elevated blood cholesterol levels.
Since 2009, the FSBP has been a dedicated KidsHealth Educational partner engaging families on a wide range of health, development, and parenting topics.
For more information on the FSBP’s comprehensive library of health, development, and parenting topics for families featuring thousands of medically reviewed articles, animations, features, and age-appropriate news for parents, kids, and teens, click here.
World Immunization Week (April 23-30, 2014) aims to promote one of the world’s most powerful tools for health – immunizations. The FSBP provides 100% reimbursement for adult (age 22 and older) routine immunizations (including administration) endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) per their Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule by Vaccine and Age Group when you receive the immunization from an in-network provider and a provider outside the 50 United States. In addition, the Plan has no age limitations on Influenza, Pneumococcal, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and Zostavax (Shingles) vaccines. Also, immunizations obtained from a participating retail network pharmacy have a $0 copay.
The FSBP provides 100% reimbursement for immunizations for children (under age 22) recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics when received from an in-network provider and a provider outside the 50 United States. Click here for more information on how the FSBP encourages immunizations for children from birth through two years (2013). As with adult immunizations, immunizations obtained from a participating retail network pharmacy have a $0 copay.
The FSBP is committed to helping you achieve your best health! To access valuable health and wellness tools, view your claims and benefit usage details, and to take advantage of additional programs and services we offer, please visit the FSBP’s My Online Services here.