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From the CEO

Greetings AFSPA Family,

Many of us are still in summer mode, but there are plenty of things to look out for before closing out the season. I am excited to share our August updates with you below:

Back to School Immunization Awareness

After a year of interruptions and distance learning, the back-to-school rush may be a bit more intense this year. It is important to ensure your kids are adequately protected before returning to school, be it to a hybrid or fully in-person model. Since August is also National Immunization Awareness Month, I wanted to share some immunization guidelines to help keep your kids’ and teens’ vaccinations on track.

The Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP) offers no out-of-pocket costs for routine immunizations received from an in-network provider or overseas provider.

COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive

FSBP members aged 18 years or older who received the COVID-19 vaccine during 2021 are now eligible to earn a $25 wellness reward. To earn the incentive, FSBP members must upload documentation (like a copy of their vaccination card) through our AFSPA member portal. Once we review the documentation and verify that the member is fully vaccinated, we will deposit $25 into the member’s Wellness Fund Account. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Updates webpage.

Update Your Address

Once again, it is Transfer/Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season. Do not forget to update your mailing address, telephone number and email address with us (if you have not already). You can update this information through the Member Portal as well.

Keeping Up With AFSPA is Easier Than Ever!

Check out our social media pages, blogs and podcasts to stay up to date on our latest news and developments, like our recent Critical Illness Insurance Plan launch. This plan helps cover expenses incurred after a serious (and sometimes unexpected) diagnosis. It is a great option to consider when rounding out your financial portfolio of benefit plans.

As always, we are committed to your wellbeing and finding more ways to connect.

To Your Health,

Paula S. Jakub, RHU
Executive Director, Senior Living Foundation

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