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Alert: Flu Season is upon us!!

Here are some tips to help you avoid the flu:

Wash your hands

For how long? Try singing the happy birthday song twice as you wash your hands. Use your paper towel not only to dry your hands but also to turn off the faucet and open the door

Cough and sneeze into your elbow

Flu is spread through moisture droplets which can end up in the air or on your hands after you sneeze or talk.

posted: December 20, 2018

Capital Health Plan Maintains Impressive Streak of Top NCQA Ratings

Tallahassee, Fla. - Capital Health Plan (CHP) today learned that its streak of more than a decade remains intact, as the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) one again has awarded CHP a superior distinction. Each year NCQA rates health plans across the country, and CHP has earned superior distinction since NCQA began comparing and ranking health plans in 2005.

posted: September 27, 2018

Open Enrollment Period

Starting January 1, 2019, there will be an Open Enrollment Period (OEP) that will allow Medicare beneficiaries to make “like plan” changes until March 31, 2019. This is not just an extension of the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) which is between October 15th and December 7th each year. The AEP dates remain unchanged.

posted: August 13, 2018

John Mahoney, M.D. – Recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Physician Award

The Capital Medical Society is pleased to announce Dr. John Mahoney as the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Physician Award. This award honors a physician who has been a leader within the field of medicine and political activities while demonstrating clinical excellence, and actively contributing to the education of future medical professionals.

posted: March 06, 2018

Duncan Postma, M.D. – Recipient of the 2018 I.B. Harrison, M.D. Humanitarian Award

The Capital Medical Society is pleased to announce Dr. Duncan Postma as the recipient of this year's I.B. Harrison, M.D. Humanitarian Award. Each year this award is presented to a physician who demonstrates dedication to the humanitarian values we associate with the late Dr. I.B. Harrison. These values include: compassion, service, respect, wisdom and integrity.

posted: March 06, 2018

Capital Health Plan Celebrates 35th Anniversary With Remarkable NCQA Ratings

 

CHP continues to be recognized as a national leader in quality health care.

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Capital Health Plan (CHP) celebrates its 35th anniversary this year with impressive ratings by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Each year, NCQA rates health plans across the country, bestowing CHP with superior distinction for more than 10 years now.

posted: November 29, 2017

What to Do to Fight the Flu

It’s that time of year again. Your body aches, your throat hurts, the thermometer says you have a fever, and you can’t stop coughing. That’s right, it’s flu season. Influenza is an infection caused by a virus, and while everyone knows it’s no fun being sick, the flu doesn’t have to be the end of the world.

posted: November 01, 2017

Keep Your Heart Healthy and Happy

Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women in the United States. Practicing proper heart health care can seem scary and challenging, but it doesn’t have to be.  

World Heart Day is September 29th, and it’s just as good a time as any to take action and make some easy changes now! Take matters into your own hands and educate yourself with some simple tips.

posted: October 03, 2017

Join the League of Extraordinarily Healthy Gentlemen

The average life expectancy of a man born in the U.S. in 2007 is 75 years and five months. The ability to enjoy life to its fullest requires investing time and effort but pays dividends almost immediately, and it’s never too late to begin. 

posted: August 30, 2017

Staying Healthy in the Heat

With the hot summer sun beating down, it’s tempting to stay indoors and out of the heat. But don’t let your health suffer because of the temperature. Rather than lounging around on the couch all summer wishing you could be at the beach, become a great indoors enthusiast with these tips to stay active inside:

posted: August 30, 2017