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Medication Update

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The 2008 Preferred Medication List, effective January 1, 2008, is available online at The document also explains the three tiers of copayments for medications: generics, preferred brand names, and non-preferred brand drugs. For the Medicare medication list, go to


Using generic prescription drugs is a simple way to save money, as much as $480 per prescription per year. Generics are as effective as their brand name counterparts. If a specific drug you take has no generic, you may still have the option of using a generic within the same family of drugs.



Online Information Central!

Visit the CHP home page at for these publications and notices, located under "Document Center." For printed copies of the documents, please contact Cindy Duncan at 383-3481.

  • Preferred Medication List, including pharmaceutical coverage information
  • Tips for Better Laboratory Services
  • Living Wills and Other Advance Directives
  • Important Information about Your Plan:
    • Members' Rights & Responsibilities
    • Understanding CHP's Health Care Decision-Making
    • CHP's affirmation statement about incentives
    • Explanation of appeal rights and independent review organizations
  • Improving Services for Members
  • Steps for Safer Health Care
  • Privacy of Personal Health Information
    • Use and disclosure of personal health information
    • Types and use of information members can enter on CHP's secure web site


1,600 Cheers for CHP Champions!

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That's one cheer from each Leon County student who's been getting fit and having fun in the free CHP Champions fitness program. Add the voices of
teachers, parents, coaches, and community sponsors . . . well, that's one roaring Hurrah! In the CHP Champions program, held before or after school, coaches from Titus Sports Academy lead activities and games to build endurance, motor skills, and simply the students' enthusiasm to move.

It's working. According to coordinator Robin Safley, "Parents report their children love going to school on CHP Champions days." Begun in fall 2006 with 500 students in 8 middle and elementary schools, CHP Champions now enrolls 1,600 students in 28 schools, including Leon High, with the remaining Leon county public schools slated by year's end. Eventually all public schools in CHP's four-county service area will have Champions-lots of them.

These young champs aren't being groomed for pro sports, but for better physical and mental health to create an active lifestyle. Already assessments show that, after a year, children with at least 40% attendance improved overall fitness and Body Mass Index (a weight-size ratio). Besides this, Safley says, "Teachers reported better grades and classroom behavior, and parents reported their children more active at home. Even our CHP Champions coaches saw their own fitness levels improved."

Founding partners of CHP Champions are Capital Health Plan, Leon County Schools, and the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce's WORLD CLASS Schools. CHP is the program sponsor. Telephone a school directly to inquire about a free CHP Champions program. To help with the program, call WORLD CLASS Schools at 224-8116.

CHP Champions Participating Schools


Elementary Schools
Astoria Park
Buck Lake
Canopy Oaks
Desoto Trail
Ft. Braden
Hawks Rise
Kate Sullivan
Killearn Lakes
Oak Ridge
Sabal Palm
W.T. Moore

Middle and High Schools
Leon High
Swift Creek

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