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From the CEO - April 2023

Dear AFSPA Member,

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.

Limited-Time Offer for AFSPA GEL Life Insurance 

While there’s no denying that the future is always uncertain, getting appropriate life insurance coverage creates a safety net for your loved ones. Our Group Enhanced Life (GEL) Insurance Plan, issued by Prudential Investment Management Services LLC (PICA), is a term life plan available to AFSPA members under age 60 and their qualified dependents.  

Beginning this month, we are offering a limited-time offer open enrollment (April 1 to June 30, 2023) that enables you, your spouse, your registered domestic partner, and your child(ren) age 19 and over to enroll for a guaranteed issue amount under our GEL Insurance plan without having to complete a health questionnaire. Learn more about this limited-time offer now.  

National Cancer Care Control Month 

April Is National Cancer Control Month: The Importance of Cancer Screenings and Prevention. This month is dedicated to raising awareness for cancer prevention and treatment throughout the U.S. For many years, the death tolls from cancer have steadily declined, partly due to better education and heightened awareness about how to prevent certain types of cancer, recognize the signs and symptoms of cancer, and seek proper treatment. Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP) members can access various cancer care support programs. Learn about these programs here 

2023 Annual Member Meeting  

Thank you to our members who attended our Virtual Annual Member Meeting on March 3rd. Over 200 members participated in this year’s meeting, both in-person and online. We’ve enjoyed your company and loved seeing you and meeting you in person. We received great feedback and look forward to seeing more of you at next year’s event. If you missed this year’s, you can view the recording here. 

Take Time to Laugh a Little Bit 

April is National Humor Month. Humor, as a tool to lift ailing spirits, is an established notion supported by scientific research. The curative power of laughter and its ability to relieve debilitating stress and burnout may indeed be one of the incredible medical discoveries of our times. Scientific research has proven that humor is a valuable tool that heals us emotionally and physically. Laughter helps to relax the body, relieving physical tension and stress, and can leave muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes afterward. Let’s take some time to share a good laugh or two with family, friends, and coworkers.  

Finally, please continue to connect with us to learn more about how you can maximize your benefits and coverage through our blogs, weekly podcasts, social media platforms, and our free educational webinars. Look out for the newest edition of our AFSPA In Action spring newsletter coming soon to your mailbox! You can also read past issues of our newsletters on our website. 

Thank you for your continued trust and for allowing us to serve you and your family. 

To Your Health, 

Paula S. Jakub, RHU

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