Foreign Service Benefit Plan 2021 Premiums and Benefit Changes

We are excited about offering you our 2021 Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP) Rates, Benefits and Programs! Open Season is from November 09 to December 14, 2020 and FSBP is here to assist you in making the most informed decision about your health coverage.

Our 2021 bi-weekly enrollee premiums for Self Only (Code 401), Self and Family (Code 402) and Self Plus One (Code 403) increased by only 4% - once again keeping us extremely competitive, as you can see below.

Review our premiums relative to other high option plans in the FEHB Program.

For a complete review of benefits, programs and services, please review the 2021 FSBP Brochure. Section 2 has the complete list of changes.

Benefit Enhancements for 2021:doctor meeting

  • Added coverage for telemedicine visits for medical, mental health and substance use disorders 
  • Overseas telehealth services now offered through vHealth
  • Now covers physical, occupational and speech therapy for autism and developmental delays with no visit limit
  • Increased the visit limit for chiropractic services to 50 visits per person, per calendar year 
  • Increased the visit limit for acupuncture and massage therapy to 50 visits per person, per calendar year 

Our New Programs include:blood sample

  • Lab Savings Program

 

 

 


Important Things You Should Know: 

The Plan also: pharmacist with pregnant patient

  • Updated the precertification/prior approval list
  • Updated contact information for our telehealth vendor, Teladoc®
  • Clarified anesthesia coverage for the maternity care benefit
  • Clarified our coverage of breastfeeding equipment

 


If you have benefit questions during the Open Season enrollment period, you may contact us by e-mail at [email protected] or call us at 202-833-4910.

We look forward to bringing you these new and enhanced offerings beginning January 1, 2021. 


Remember, this is your open season, make it count!

open Season events banner

Join our FSBP Open Season webinars! We will be hosting more than a dozen Open Season live webinar presentations. Click here to view our calendar of events or visit afspa.org/events.

 

The information in this announcement is a summary of the Plan’s benefits and features. All benefits are subject to the
definitions, limitations, and exclusions set forth in our official 2021 Plan Brochure RI 72-001 on our website.

 


To help you find documents related to our 2021 Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP) benefits, programs and services , as well as information about AFSPA, and also FSAFEDS, we have compiled them on this page.

Per the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) mandate to “Go Green” we are mailing Plan materials and ancillary information only to members who have requested paper copies through our Member Portal or have contacted us through customer service. Members who have not requested paper copies will receive an e-mail directing them to a site where all materials may be obtained. In addition, members may download material from the links below.

If you are a visitor to our site and not a member, we welcome you to find out more information about us by downloading a copy of materials from the links below. We also encourage you to continue your review of our Plan by going to All About FSBP.

Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP) Brochure
This is the official 2021 Brochure that contains all the benefits, definitions, limitations and exclusions. Refer to Section 5 to find out what our benefits and special features are.

FSBP Summary of Benefit and Programs
This provides a summary of our benefits and highlights some special features and non-FEHB benefits available to members, including our Wellness Program.

FSBP Wellness Brochure
This describes our Wellness Program Simple Steps to Living Well Together and provides information on our Health Risk Assessment (HRA) and Routine Physical Examination Wellness Incentive, Biometric Screening Wellness Incentive and the Healthy Actions you can take to earn a separate incentive.

AFSPA Program Brochure
This describes programs available to all AFSPA members, whether they have the FSBP or not.  Review it to see our supplemental dental insurance, group term life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, travel insurance, group disability income protection insurance, members of household insurance; and our financial planning/long term care, tax consultation and legal services.

FSAFEDS Flyer
This describes your Flexible Spending Account benefit available to all employed Federal personnel.

Please note, any Open Season changes you make to your health plan take effect:
• For employees, on January 3, 2021
• For annuitants, on January 1, 2021

Overview

Foreign Service Benefit Plan 2021 Premiums and Benefit Changes

We are excited about offering you our 2021 Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP) Rates, Benefits and Programs! Open Season is from November 09 to December 14, 2020 and FSBP is here to assist you in making the most informed decision about your health coverage.

Our 2021 bi-weekly enrollee premiums for Self Only (Code 401), Self and Family (Code 402) and Self Plus One (Code 403) increased by only 4% - once again keeping us extremely competitive, as you can see below.

Review our premiums relative to other high option plans in the FEHB Program.

For a complete review of benefits, programs and services, please review the 2021 FSBP Brochure. Section 2 has the complete list of changes.

Benefit Enhancements for 2021:doctor meeting

  • Added coverage for telemedicine visits for medical, mental health and substance use disorders 
  • Overseas telehealth services now offered through vHealth
  • Now covers physical, occupational and speech therapy for autism and developmental delays with no visit limit
  • Increased the visit limit for chiropractic services to 50 visits per person, per calendar year 
  • Increased the visit limit for acupuncture and massage therapy to 50 visits per person, per calendar year 

Our New Programs include:blood sample

  • Lab Savings Program

 

 

 


Important Things You Should Know: 

The Plan also: pharmacist with pregnant patient

  • Updated the precertification/prior approval list
  • Updated contact information for our telehealth vendor, Teladoc®
  • Clarified anesthesia coverage for the maternity care benefit
  • Clarified our coverage of breastfeeding equipment

 


If you have benefit questions during the Open Season enrollment period, you may contact us by e-mail at [email protected] or call us at 202-833-4910.

We look forward to bringing you these new and enhanced offerings beginning January 1, 2021. 


Remember, this is your open season, make it count!

open Season events banner

Join our FSBP Open Season webinars! We will be hosting more than a dozen Open Season live webinar presentations. Click here to view our calendar of events or visit afspa.org/events.

 

The information in this announcement is a summary of the Plan’s benefits and features. All benefits are subject to the
definitions, limitations, and exclusions set forth in our official 2021 Plan Brochure RI 72-001 on our website.

 

Open Season Materials

To help you find documents related to our 2021 Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP) benefits, programs and services , as well as information about AFSPA, and also FSAFEDS, we have compiled them on this page.

Per the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) mandate to “Go Green” we are mailing Plan materials and ancillary information only to members who have requested paper copies through our Member Portal or have contacted us through customer service. Members who have not requested paper copies will receive an e-mail directing them to a site where all materials may be obtained. In addition, members may download material from the links below.

If you are a visitor to our site and not a member, we welcome you to find out more information about us by downloading a copy of materials from the links below. We also encourage you to continue your review of our Plan by going to All About FSBP.

Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP) Brochure
This is the official 2021 Brochure that contains all the benefits, definitions, limitations and exclusions. Refer to Section 5 to find out what our benefits and special features are.

FSBP Summary of Benefit and Programs
This provides a summary of our benefits and highlights some special features and non-FEHB benefits available to members, including our Wellness Program.

FSBP Wellness Brochure
This describes our Wellness Program Simple Steps to Living Well Together and provides information on our Health Risk Assessment (HRA) and Routine Physical Examination Wellness Incentive, Biometric Screening Wellness Incentive and the Healthy Actions you can take to earn a separate incentive.

AFSPA Program Brochure
This describes programs available to all AFSPA members, whether they have the FSBP or not.  Review it to see our supplemental dental insurance, group term life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, travel insurance, group disability income protection insurance, members of household insurance; and our financial planning/long term care, tax consultation and legal services.

FSAFEDS Flyer
This describes your Flexible Spending Account benefit available to all employed Federal personnel.

Please note, any Open Season changes you make to your health plan take effect:
• For employees, on January 3, 2021
• For annuitants, on January 1, 2021

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