From the CEO

News, updates, and messages from Paula S. Jakub, CEO of AFSPA

Welcome and thank you for visiting our site!

My name is Paula S. Jakub, RHU, Chief Executive Officer of AFSPA.

AFSPA’s mission is to provide unparalleled service to our unique membership. We deliver a comprehensive set of health insurance benefits and other services tailored to the needs of the Foreign Service and other Federal Executive branch employees. This mission has been evident since the establishment of our organization in 1929, when our founders set out to build an Association to ensure members of the Foreign Service get access to the care they need while serving overseas.

Over the years, we’ve opened our membership to civil service employees from the State Dept., Dept. of Defense, Dept. of Homeland Security and other agencies who work to support U.S. foreign affairs and related missions. We even expanded our benefits to include comprehensive network coverage for members living in the United States. 

Today, our membership has grown to over 87,000 active and retired Federal employees and their families, where 60% of them are enjoying our benefits right here in the U.S. Please take a moment to read the archives of my monthly messages below and explore the rest of our website to learn more about all we have to offer.

 

To Your Health,

Paula S. Jakub, RHU
CEO, AFSPA

From the CEO – June 2022

As I am writing this message from the office, it seems as if we are now entering a new chapter – a step closer to a post-pandemic world. While we are very much still in a pandemic, I am happy to see more people enjoying each other’s company away from a virtual-only setting.

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From the CEO – May 2022

I hope you are staying healthy and prioritizing your mental well-being. As a reminder, our theme this year is “Physical Health Leads to Better Mental Wellness – A Link to a Better You.” I want to take this opportunity to mention how your healthy actions can earn you wellness rewards.

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From the CEO – April 2022

Spring is finally here! The transition from winter to spring is always a positive and welcome change. I look, with anticipation, to greener fields, warmer air, and renewed energy. This month, let’s focus on making better decisions for ourselves and our families, beginning with our overall health and well-being.   

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From the CEO – March 2022

Spring is near and soon the cold temperatures will give way to warm sunny days -at least in the Northern Hemisphere! It’s a wonderful season, and we here at AFSPA are springing exciting things into action including our upcoming Annual AFSPA Member Meeting and our AFSPA In Action spring newsletter.

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