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What’s New for FSBP in 2023

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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. 

Open Season Webinars 

AFSPA’s COO, Kyle Longton, will be hosting multiple Open Season webinars during this time. Join him as he goes over the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (health insurance), FSAFEDS, and FEDVIP (Federal Dental and Vision Insurance Program) (dental and vision insurance) enrollment requirements for Open Season. He will also discuss OPM’s 2023 initiatives, the 2023 benefit enhancements of the Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP), and answer your Open Season and general plan questions at the end of each webinar. 

You can register for his webinars at

FSBP 2023 Updates and Enhancements 

Every year, AFSPA has worked hard to increase benefits for the Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP). Most people are still unaware that FSBP is not just for the Foreign Service anymore. FSBP has expanded its membership to many other agencies. Check our eligibility page to see if you are eligible to enroll in FSBP 

Let’s dive into an overview of what is new for 2023! 


Added Coverage of Assisted Reproductive Technology Procedures 

  • This adds coverage of artificial insemination, invitro fertilization, embryo transfer, and more.  
  • FSBP covers up to 5k per person per calendar year.  

Added Coverage for a Licensed Doula 

  • Coverage is offered for services performed by a licensed Doula, up to $1,200 per year. 
  • Services will be covered during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.  

AFSPA’s Prenatal Wellness Incentive Healthy Action has been enhanced for 2023.  

  • Members who are pregnant can earn up to $200. 
  • Enroll in our Healthy Pregnancy Program and earn $50  
  • Submit documentation of a prenatal care visit during the first trimester and earn $50. To earn the incentive, the documentation must be submitted by your provider and include a copy of the prenatal care medical record including Obstetric Panel testing, ultrasound, or prenatal exam.  
  • Complete a pre-delivery call with a nurse at 28 weeks and earn $50  
  • Complete a post-delivery call with a nurse four (4) weeks after delivery and earn $50 

The Healthy Pregnancy Program has been enhanced for 2023. 

  • The enhancements will provide pregnant members with access to the following: 
  •  Nurses who are trained in high-risk pregnancies 
  •  Behavioral Health Support 
  • Postpartum Depression screening and support 
  • Guided medically appropriate genetic counseling  
  •  Fertility advocate 
  • Preeclampsia prevention 

FSBP is now offering an FSBP-Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan with voluntary enrollment.  

  • Includes prescription drug coverage and access to Silver Sneakers. 
  • To read more about what is offered, click here.

Expanded coverage for Nutritional Formulas for the Treatment of the Inborn Errors of Metabolism  

  • To learn more, click here. 

AFSPA continues to work hard to ensure FSBP members receive the best support and care, wherever they may be in the world. If you are interested in learning more about what FSBP offers, head over to On our Open Season page, we have multiple brochures to help you understand what exactly is covered and offered within the Foreign Service Benefit Plan. If you still have questions, do not hesitate to register for a webinar with our COO, Kyle Longton, to learn even more and to have your questions answered. 

Listen to our recent podcast episodes about Open Season here: FSBP – Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan and Open Season. 

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