21Oct
State of Emergency Issued in Colorado due to Wildfires

State of Emergency Issued in Colorado due to Wildfires

The Governor of Colorado has issued a state of emergency for the following counties due to wildfires: Boulder, Grand and Larimer. There are provisions being made for affected members. Aetna (the Plan’s Administrator) waives precertification/prior approval requirements for members identified as potentially being affected. If you are impacted by the emergency or have questions regarding precertification/prior approval, please call us at 1-800-593-2354.

Express Scripts (the Plan’s Pharmacy Benefit Manager) has activated an emergency benefit override that allows pharmacies, at the point of sale (POS), to override certain benefit coverage/edits such as an early refill during a government-defined emergency. In addition, if your home delivery of medications is affected by the emergency, you may provide a temporary alternate address (either online at www.express-scripts.com or by calling 1-800-818-6717) or request a local fill as needed. The Emergency Access to Benefits/Refill Too Soon override process is implemented with an effective date of Oct. 20, 2020, and expiration date of Nov. 19, 2020.

 
15Oct
AFSPA CEO, Paula Jakub on Federal News Radio

AFSPA CEO, Paula Jakub on Federal News Radio

AFSPA CEO, Paula S. Jakub, RHU will be featured as a guest on the "For Your Benefit Show" on Federal News Radio on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 10am ET. Tune in to hear the discussion on how Open Season will look like this year, the impacts of COVID-19, how to to select the best plan(s) for you and your family, and how to get the most out of the plans you choose. Click here to learn more.  

 
13Oct
State of Emergency in California due to North Complex & Bear Fires

State of Emergency in California due to North Complex & Bear Fires

The Governor of California has issued a state of emergency for the following counties due to North Complex & Bear fires: Plumas and Yuba. There are provisions being made for affected members. Aetna (the Plan’s Administrator) waives precertification/prior approval requirements for members identified as potentially being affected. If you are impacted by the emergency or have questions regarding precertification/prior approval, please call us at 1-800-593-2354.

Express Scripts (the Plan’s Pharmacy Benefit Manager) has activated an emergency benefit override that allows pharmacies, at the point of sale (POS), to override certain benefit coverage/edits such as an early refill during a government-defined emergency. In addition, if your home delivery of medications is affected by the emergency, you may provide a temporary alternate address (either online at www.express-scripts.com or by calling 1-800-818-6717) or request a local fill as needed. The Emergency Access to Benefits/Refill Too Soon override process is implemented with an effective date of Oct. 9, 2020, and expiration date of Nov. 8, 2020.

 
9Oct
FSBP partners with Shanghai International Medical Center in Shanghai, China

FSBP partners with Shanghai International Medical Center in Shanghai, China

Featured Partner: Shanghai International Medical Center

The Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP) proudly welcomes our newest direct billing partner, Shanghai International Medical Center (SIMC), located in Shanghai, China.

Our direct billing arrangement with SIMC covers inpatient*, accidental injury*, complete maternity care* and routine annual physical exam*.

SIMC is an international hospital that was established in 2014 and is located in the Shanghai International Medical Zone of Pudong New District. SIMC offers a comprehensive range of premium services and features including the following:

  • 500 hospital beds
  • 5 Centers of Excellence
  • 10 labor delivery recovery units
  • 16 operating rooms, critical and intensive care units, executive health screening facilities and other ancillary services

We strive to simplify your care overseas and are delighted to have this billing arrangement. If you have overseas direct billing questions, please visit our FSBP Overseas Partners page on our website, email us, or call us at 202-833-4910 for assistance.

Thank you for being a valued FSBP member.    

*Inpatient, accidental injury, complete maternity care and routine annual physical exam: Member pays no deductible. FSBP pays 100% of covered services.

 

 
8Oct
States of Emergency Issued in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi due to Hurricane Delta

States of Emergency Issued in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi due to Hurricane Delta

The Governors of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi have issued states of emergency for all counties due to Hurricane Delta. There are provisions being made for affected members. Aetna (the Plan’s Administrator) waives precertification/prior approval requirements for members identified as potentially being affected. If you are impacted by the emergency or have questions regarding precertification/prior approval, please call us at 1-800-593-2354.

Express Scripts (the Plan’s Pharmacy Benefit Manager) has activated an emergency benefit override that allows pharmacies, at the point of sale (POS), to override certain benefit coverage/edits such as an early refill during a government-defined emergency. In addition, if your home delivery of medications is affected by the emergency, you may provide a temporary alternate address (either online at www.express-scripts.com or by calling 1-800-818-6717) or request a local fill as needed. The Emergency Access to Benefits/Refill Too Soon override process is implemented with an effective date of Oct. 7, 2020, and expiration date of Nov. 6, 2020.

 
8Oct
State of Emergency Issued in Florida due to Hurricane Sally

State of Emergency Issued in Florida due to Hurricane Sally

The Governor of Florida has issued a state of emergency for Jefferson county due to Hurricane Sally. There are provisions being made for affected members. Aetna (the Plan’s Administrator) waives precertification/prior approval requirements for members identified as potentially being affected. If you are impacted by the emergency or have questions regarding precertification/prior approval, please call us at 1-800-593-2354.

Express Scripts (the Plan’s Pharmacy Benefit Manager) has activated an emergency benefit override that allows pharmacies, at the point of sale (POS), to override certain benefit coverage/edits such as an early refill during a government-defined emergency. In addition, if your home delivery of medications is affected by the emergency, you may provide a temporary alternate address (either online at www.express-scripts.com or by calling 1-800-818-6717) or request a local fill as needed. The Emergency Access to Benefits/Refill Too Soon override process is implemented with an effective date of Sept. 15, 2020, and expiration date of Oct. 15, 2020.