CHPConnect Log In

Healthline member newsletter

Live Active for the Spring!

Note: This article is over 60 days old, and may contain information that is out of date, or has been superseded by newer information.

As spring approaches, it is a perfect time to kick those fitness goals into high gear! Here are some tips to help you start and maintain a healthy spring fitness plan:

  • Become more active. Pick three simple ways to become more active and write them down. Examples might be taking the stairs at work, taking the dog for longer walks, or cutting out time spent in front of the TV or computer.
  • Set realistic goals. Committing to too much at once can lead to frustration. Try starting with 15 minutes of cardio exercise a day, and then increase the time each week until you reach 30 minutes a day.
  • Don’t overdo it. Overly ambitious workouts can lead to injury. Start small and stop if you feel pain. When in doubt, consult your primary care physician to determine what activity level is safe and most effective for you.
  • Enjoy Living Well. Choose activities that you enjoy. Your fitness plan will be easy to follow as long as it is enjoyable and fulfilling.


We’ve Got Your Wellness Covered

Note: This article is over 60 days old, and may contain information that is out of date, or has been superseded by newer information.





Capital Health Plan’s Medicare Advantage (HMO) plans offer wellness benefits that go above and beyond what you’d expect from Original Medicare. We know that preventive services are important to you as Capital Health Plan members, and your wellness is a top priority to us too. That is why we are proud to offer an extensive list of preventive services—some of which are no cost to you.

Although Original Medicare covers one physical when you first become eligible for Medicare, Capital Health Plan Medicare Advantage plans provide you with coverage for one physical exam

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Much of the illness, disability, and death associated with chronic disease is avoidable through known prevention measures. Key measures include practicing a healthy lifestyle (e.g., regular physical activity, healthy eating, and avoiding tobacco use) and the use of early detection practices (e.g., screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers, diabetes and its complications, and depression).” Capital Health Plan is pleased to offer our members colorectal screening exams, mammograms (annual screening), prostate cancer screening exams, and bone mass measurements.

Capital Health Plan also offers health and wellness education benefits including written health education materials, nutritional training, a 24-hour nursing hotline, and a health club membership/fitness class reimbursement up to $150 per year. At Capital Health Plan, we strive to provide you with the tools necessary to Live Well!

Sources: Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. May 29, 2009. Healthy Aging for Older Adults. Retrieved from



$150 Reimbursement for Your Fitness Center Membership

Note: This article is over 60 days old, and may contain information that is out of date, or has been superseded by newer information.

What a great exercise incentive! CHP now has more help for your choice to “Live Well.” A

new program for members in 2008 is a $150 reimbursement—per calendar year—for fitness center membership.

Exercise is one of the best health steps you can take. Today, fitness centers offer many options for personal tastes and enjoyment: not only weights and equipment, but yoga, Pilates, jazzercise, swimming, and more. Please check with your physician before starting an exercise program. CHP will reimburse you directly for fees you pay to a health and fitness center. Here’s how the program works.

  • To receive a reimbursement, you must be a member of the fitness center for at least four consecutive months. Keep all documentation of your membership and fees.
  • Most centers or programs qualify. Exclusions are country or social clubs, spas, gymnastic centers, martial arts studios, tennis facilities, sports teams or leagues, and personal trainers.
  • The maximum reimbursement is $150 per calendar year, per household (CHP member or covered dependents). For Medicare members, the maximum reimbursement is $150 per member, per calendar year.
  • You file for the reimbursement once per year (no later than March 31 of the following year) and must be a current CHP member when you file. For example, for a membership occurring in 2008, you must file by March 31, 2009.
  • Go to Health & Fitness under Live Healthy on the Members tab for required documentation and how to submit it.

Any questions? Please call Member Services at 850-383-3311 or TDD 850-383-3534.