This is an informational and educational podcast by the American Foreign Service Protective Association (AFSPA), featuring Chief Executive Officer, Kyle Longton. AFSPA Talks covers a range of topics across a multitude of categories, from mental wellness, to dental care, to speech and hearing awareness. This podcast is intended for all listeners, not only AFSPA members. This podcast is not intended to give out medical advice, please seek a professional for medical questions.
AFSPA Talks Contraception Coverage
Our focus for the month of February is on fertility. We'll have more content later this month about the enhanced infertility coverage under the Foreign Service Benefit Plan for 2024. Today, though, we are talking about coverage for contraception. All of the information in the podcast comes from Sections 5a, 5b, and 5f and Section 7 of the 2024 FSBP Brochure available at https://www.afspa.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/2024_FSBP_Brochure_-RI-72-001_Final_1.8.2024.pdf.
To initiate the contraceptive exception process, members can call Express Scripts at 800-841-2734.
AFSPA Talks Virtual Primary Care
In this episode of AFSPA Talks, we discuss a new solution from Teladoc. Lisa DeLarso joins us to share about Virtual Primary Care.
Primary360 is a virtual primary care solution that inspires lasting relationships between people and care providers through longitudinal care plans, continuous care team support, and a unified, whole-person experience. Primary360 offers a solution that isn’t always available with traditional care—including personalization, flexibility, choice, convenience, and care coordination. From the new patient visit to every checkup afterward, Primary360 allows people to be fully supported by a care team across their healthcare needs.
For more information about virtual primary care, please visit Teladoc.com/Aetna or call 1-855-835-2362.
Please note that the virtual primary care program is available only to FSBP members physically located in the United States.
AFSPA Talks Maven
To kick off our 2024 podcasts, we have an episode focused on one of the new programs available to FSBP members: Maven Clinic. Maven is a comprehensive virtual care platform providing critical support across fertility, pregnancy, adoption, parenting, pediatrics, and ongoing care including all stages of menopause. This program became available to FSBP members on January 1 at no cost.
Marcy Cuneo and Teresa Wilkinson from Maven join AFSPA Talks to provide an overview of what Maven offers and how their care model works. Maven leaders will join us for AFSPA Live on February 29 at 11 am ET. See www.afspa.org/events for all of our upcoming events.
To learn more about Maven, go to http://mavenclinic.com/join/FSBP
See the 2024 FSBP Brochure for full details of infertility coverage.
Please note that all infertility services, whether received in the U.S. or overseas, require prior approval. Call 800-593-2354 before scheduling services.
You also can connect with fertility advocates by calling 833-415-1709.
AFSPA Talks 2024 Open Season FAQs
With today's episode, we address the most frequently asked questions on open season. A panel of AFSPA experts joins to provide answers and clarity on changes for 2024.
For more information on open season, please visit www.afspa.org/openseason
To contact the infertility prior approval line, call 1-800-593-2354.
To contact the Plan's fertility advocate, call 1-833-415-1709.
For more information about the FSBP Express Scripts Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, visit www.afspa.org/pdp. You will find the form there to opt out.
For more on our direct billing partners, visit https://www.afspa.org/fsbp/overseas/overseas-partners/.
For more information on dental, life, and disability insurance programs offered by AFSPA, visit www.afspa.org/aip.
AFSPA Talks Open Season 2024
Today, Kyle and Maddie discuss the 2024 open season with a particular focus on the improvements under FSBP. In particular, their discussion focuses on:
Increases in the allowance for alternative benefits: massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic services; Expansion in the coverage of infertility services; and The new Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) Don't miss other upcoming open-season events. Find all of our events at www.afspa.org/events.
We couldn't fit all the information into the podcast, so here are some links with more information:
AFSPA/FSBP Open Season information: www.afspa.org/openseason FSBP-Express Scripts Prescription Drug Plan (PDP): www.afspa.org/pdp Prior approval line for Comprehensive Infertility and ART: 800-593-2354 Fertility Advocate: 833-415-1709 Gender Affirming Surgical prior approval: 800-593-2354
AFSPA Talks ADHD
There are an increasing number of diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in both children and adults. Despite the prevalence of this diagnosis, many do not understand this condition. Today, we welcome a health coach from Brightline Health who will walk through the basics of ADHD including behaviors, symptoms and treatments. Our guest discusses the support offered by Brightline Health, an in-network, stateside provider for Foreign Service Benefit Plan members.
Learn more and sign up for Brightline at www.hellobrightline.com/fsbp
Check out our latest blog about ADHD at afspa.org/blogs.
Find information about FSBP changes for 2024 and events around open season at www.afspa.org/openseason
Our full events calendar is available at www.afspa.org/events.