Are you Eligible?

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The American Foreign Service Protective Association (AFSPA) offers a variety of insurance products and professional services to eligible members. 

Group of happy diverse peopleOur most prominent program is the Foreign Service Benefit Plan (FSBP), a fee-for-service High Option plan under the Federal Employee Health Benefit (FEHB) program. 

For added coverage, we also offer Ancillary Insurance Programs (AIP) like dental, disability, life insurance, etc. Our exclusive AIP programs were designed to provide you with extra security. The best part - you can enroll or apply for our AIP programs at any time

Click here to become a member of AFSPA.

AFSPA membership is open to all Foreign Service personnel and direct hire Federal civilian employees from the following:


  • Department of State (Civil & Foreign Service)
  • Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Executive Departments / Independent Agencies / Government Corporations / Boards, Commissions & Committees

  • African Development Foundation
  • American Battle Monuments Commission
  • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
  • Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
  • Bureau of Industry and Security (formerly Export Administration) (BIS)
  • Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Commission on Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People around the Globe (HELP Commission)
  • Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)
  • Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)
  • Executive Office for Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF)
  • Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Federal Maritime Commission
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN)
  • Foreign Agricultural Service (FTC)
  • Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
  • Foreign Commercial Service
  • Inter-American Foundation
  • INTERPOL Washington
  • International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB)
  • International Trade Administration (ITA)
  • J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
  • Japan-United States Friendship Commission
  • Marine Mammal Commission
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • National Security Agency (NSA)
  • Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
  • Office of Global Affairs (OGA)
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control - Sanctions Programs and Information
  • Office of International Affairs
  • Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive
  • Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
  • Peace Corps
  • Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC)
  • The White House
  • United States Institute of Peace
  • U.S. Agency for Global Media
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC)
  • U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)
  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • U.S. National Center Bureau of Interpol
  • U.S. Trade and Development Agency
  • Executive Branch civilian employees assigned overseas or to U.S. possessions and territories; and the direct hire domestic employees assigned to support those activities. Executive Branch includes all Federal civilian employees except those working for the Legislative (Congress) and Judicial (Courts) Branches of the Federal government.

If you have questions regarding eligibility, please call us at 202-833-4910.