From the CEO – June 2023

Welcome to the start of the summer! It’s the season to enjoy eating outdoors, tending the garden, hiking a trail with friends, going for an outdoor run, or enjoying a lovely day at the beach with family. Summer brings longer hours of daylight, which means more daytime to be outside to enjoy nature’s beauty and fresh air.

FSBP Changes to COVID-19 Test Coverage

Beginning May 12, 2023, and in line with guidance recently issued by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), FSBP will provide coverage for four (4) OTC tests per member per rolling 30 days. Members may purchase OTC tests and submit a claim to the Plan for reimbursement of up to $12 per test.

From the CEO – May 2023

Good physical health leaves a person feeling better in the long term. As the American Heart Association puts it, “Physical activity boosts mental wellness.” This month, I want to concentrate on these topics, which align with this year’s theme of Physical Health Leads to Better Mental Wellness, A Link to a Healthier You. 

FSBP Partners with American Hospital Tbilisi

The Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP) proudly welcomes our newest direct billing partner, American Hospital Tbilisi, located in Tbilisi, Georgia.  

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

FSBP Partners with U.L.SS. 8 BERICA

The Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP) proudly welcomes our newest direct billing partner, U.L.SS. 8 BERICA, located in Vicenza, Italy.  
Our direct billing arrangement with U.L.SS. 8 BERICA covers inpatient*, accidental injury*, complete maternity care* and all covered outpatient medical services**. 

From the CEO – April 2023

Happy Spring! During this season of new beginnings and reflection, I feel privileged to play a role in serving more than 90,000 of our members every day. Thank you to all who continue to choose AFSPA and its programs. 

Government Executive Recognizes FSBP

The Foreign Service Benefit Plan was featured in a recent Government Executive article for being one of only four Federal Employee Health Benefits plans to provide Artificial Reproductive Technology benefits that exceed Office of Personnel Management requirements.

From the CEO – March 2023

Spring is officially around the corner, and we are kicking off the beginning of the new season with our AFSPA Annual Member Meeting on Friday, March 3 at 11:00 am ET. All AFSPA members are welcome to attend this hybrid event. A live webinar of the meeting will be available, so you can join us from wherever you are. If you haven’t already, there is still time to register for the Annual Meeting. We look forward to seeing you there as we go over AFSPA’s 2023 initiatives.