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From the CEO – October 2022

According to the Cleveland Clinic, the flu virus may be more severe this winter, so I strongly urge you to get your flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends everyone age six months and older receive the flu vaccine. If you are due for a COVID-19 booster, it is safe to get both the flu shot and the COVID-19 booster shots together. As an added benefit, Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP) members age 18+ years can earn a $25 wellness reward after receiving the flu shot. 

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Foreign Service Benefit Plan Achieves AAAHC Reaccreditation

The Foreign Service Benefit Plan has achieved a full three-year reaccreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This means that FSBP has met the rigorous standards of quality health care set by AAAHC. FBSP first received accreditation in 2015 and is reevaluated every three years in order to retain the designation.

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From the CEO – September 2022

As the warm summer season dwindles away and the feeling of cool temperatures arrive, we tend to start crawling into our caves, indulging ourselves in delicious comfort food, and exercising less. But be mindful that this behavior of eating more and exercising less can contribute to higher cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Here are some healthier fall recipe options that are perfect for colder weather.

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Brightline: New Behavioral Health Support for Kids

We are excited to introduce Brightline, a new behavioral health benefit for members enrolled in the Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP). Brightline brings extraordinary behavioral health care for kids and teens, and support for parents and caregivers in the form of psychologists, psychiatrists, speech therapists and more.

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From the CEO – August 2022

As a new school year quickly approaches, I’d like to remind you to schedule an appointment for you and your child to get up to date on annual exams and recommended vaccines if you haven’t done so already.

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FSBP Partners with Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong

The Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP) proudly welcomes our newest direct billing partner, Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong.  Our direct billing arrangement with Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong covers inpatient*, accidental injury*, complete maternity care*, routine annual physical exam* and all covered outpatient medical services**.  

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