15Apr
State of Emergency Issued in Mississippi Due to Severe Weather

State of Emergency Issued in Mississippi Due to Severe Weather

The Governor of Mississippi has issued a state of emergency due to severe weather for the following counties: Attala, Chickasaw, Issaquena, Rankin, Hinds, Itawamba, Lamar, Smith, Warren, Wayne, Winston, and Yazoo. 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 April 10, 2021 and an expiration date of May 10, 2021.

 

 
14Apr
State of Emergency Issued in Louisiana Due to Tornadoes

State of Emergency Issued in Louisiana Due to Tornadoes

The Governor of Louisiana has issued a state of emergency for St. Landry County due to tornadoes. 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 April 10, 2021 and an expiration date of May 10, 2021.

 
13Apr
FSBP Partners with Raphael Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel

FSBP Partners with Raphael Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel

Featured Partner: Raphael Hospital

The Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP) proudly welcomes our newest direct billing partner, Raphael Hospital located in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Our direct billing arrangement with Raphael Hospital covers inpatient*, accidental injury*, routine annual physical exam* and all covered outpatient medical services**.

Raphael Hospital is a modern private hospital located in Kiryat Atidim, Tel-Aviv that offers diagnostics, therapy, and various fields of surgery including general surgery, bariatric surgery, orthopedics, urology, etc., all performed by senior and leading specialists in their areas. The facility also offers unique and advanced technology and professional staff that prioritizes the patient's experience.

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, and routine annual physical exam: Member pays no deductible. FSBP pays 100% of covered services.

**Outpatient: Member pays applicable calendar year deductible and 10% coinsurance. FSBP pays 90% of covered services.

 

 
7Apr
State of Emergency Issued in Florida Due to Reservoir Leak

State of Emergency Issued in Florida Due to Reservoir Leak

The Governor of Florida has issued a state of emergency for Manatee county due to a reservoir leak. 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 April 6, 2021 and expiration date of May 6, 2021.

 
1Apr
Diabetes Prevention Blog

Diabetes Prevention Blog

It is estimated that nearly 90 percent of Type II Diabetes cases are preventable. Learn how you can help reduce your risk in our newest blog post. To read more of our blogs, visit the blog page

 
1Apr
Hinge Health Launch

Hinge Health Launch

The American Foreign Service Protective Association (AFSPA) is partnering with Hinge Health to help you get back to the activities you love. Hinge Health offers innovative digital programs for back, knee, hip, neck and shoulder pain in easy-to-do 15-minute exercise therapy sessions. Join the thousands of people who have cut their pain by over 60%Click here to learn more and apply.

Best of all, this program is available at no cost to you and your family members enrolled in the Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP). Once enrolled, you'll receive the Hinge Health Welcome Kit, which includes a tablet computer and wearable motion sensors that'll guide you through the exercises. You'll also be connected with your personal health coach who will tailor the program to your needs and be with you every step of the way. So if back pain is stopping you from the things you love, register today!

If you have questions, call (855) 902-2777 or email [email protected].

*Members and dependents 18+ enrolled in FSBP and not covered by Medicare Part B are eligible.