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From the CEO - January 2024

Dear AFSPA Member, 

As we step into a new year, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all the new members who have chosen to enroll in the Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP), or any of our Ancillary Insurance Programs (AIP). Our FSBP plan offers a wide range of benefits, including medical and prescription drugs, ensuring coverage wherever you are. Our AIP programs provide additional coverage options, such as dental, life, disability, travel insurance, and more.  

I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to our existing members, who have placed their trust in us year after year. With over 35,000 enrollees and ensuring over 100,000 lives, we are committed to providing you with the best possible service. We value your membership and are continuously working to improve our offerings to meet your evolving needs.  

For those who are not familiar with me, I am Kyle Longton, and I am honored to serve as the new Chief Executive Officer at AFSPA. I am excited to take on this new role and build on the successes of my predecessor, Paula S. Jakub, RHU. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that you continue to receive the highest level of service and support possible. Together, we will continue to strive to exceed your expectations and provide you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have the best possible coverage. 

New Benefit Enhancements and Updates in 2024 

Starting this year, FSBP’s coverage for infertility services has been expanded to include Comprehensive Infertility and Advanced Reproductive Technology (ART) procedures with no annual dollar limits in 2024. Please note that prior approval is required for services received in the U.S. and overseas, and certain conditions must be met to qualify for the enhanced benefit. For more information on this updated coverage, please refer to the 2024 FSBP Plan brochure 

In addition to this, FSBP’s coverage for chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage therapy visits has also been upgraded. The new coverage will pay up to $75 per visit for each service, which is an increase from the previous $60 per visit. Moreover, FSBP members can now enjoy access to Maven Clinic, which offers comprehensive women’s health support throughout fertility, pregnancy, adoption, parenting, pediatrics, perimenopause, and menopause. You can look out for an upcoming podcast episode and an AFSPA Live broadcast where you can learn more about this exciting new program. Stay tuned. 

Lastly, we added a new Express Scripts Medicare® Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) for FSBP most FSBP members aged 65 and above. There is more information about the plan, including links to a drug pricing tool and a pharmacy locator tool at 

We understand that some members had questions regarding why they were automatically enrolled in the new Express Scripts Medicare® PDP for FSBP. The primary reason is to help members save on their prescription costs. We believe in the benefits of this plan so strongly that we have auto-enrolled eligible members to make it more convenient for them to save. While most will see lower copays, we encourage members, especially those who hit the Medicare IRMAA threshold, to evaluate their options and do the math carefully. Opting out of the plan is easy, and if you choose to do so, you will continue to receive the same excellent prescription benefits you currently have under FSBP 

To learn more about other FSBP benefit enhancements in 2024, please refer to the 2024 FSBP Plan brochure. 

New Theme  

In 2024, let’s continue to make health our top priority. Everyone is unique, and finding the right approach to achieve optimal well-being is crucial. By exploring and discovering practices and programs that align with our unique needs and lifestyle, we can choose health and take the first step towards a better life. Remember, each one of us matters, and that’s why we have chosen “Choose Health: Because You Matter” as our theme for the year.  

Member Engagement Emails 

We are excited to keep you informed about your health benefits throughout the year. To make sure you are always up-to-date, we will be sending out engaging emails that are both fun and informative. In these emails, you will have the chance to participate in trivia games, social media activities, and more. You can win raffle prizes just for joining in on the fun. Our emails will be a valuable resource for you, and we promise to keep things light-hearted and enjoyable. You’ll learn about new programs, benefits, and updates, all while having a great time. 

Stay Connected 

With a whole new year ahead, remember that every day is a chance to start afresh, set new goals, and create a better version of ourselves. We encourage you to stay connected with us and keep learning about our offerings through our blogs, podcast, and social media platforms.  

Let’s seize the opportunities that 2024 brings and strive toward a year that is safe, prosperous, and healthy. Our team is deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve you and your family, and we are excited to embark on this journey together. 

To Choosing Your Health, 

Kyle Longton, CAE, REBC





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