The Scope: January 2009
From the Dean's Office
Dean's Message: Budget Reduction Update
In the Spotlight
Stevens Surgery Broadcast Via Satellite
Father of Aerobics, Dr. Kenneth Cooper, to Speak in Knoxville
Jones, Carlson Featured as HPV Experts
Enderson Appointed to National Committee on Trauma
Radiology Residents, Fellow Pass Exams
Kabalka Elected as Fellow to AAAS
New Faculty and Staff Appointments
The Scope Has a New Look!
Frontiers to Focus on Public Service
Pathology Using DEXIS Technology
Group Insurance Premiums Unchanged
Business Survival Skills Training Series Continues
Continuing Medical and Dental Education
Graduate School Shares Knowledge Worldwide
Read all articles in this issue of The Scope
Group Insurance Premiums Unchanged for 2009
The Tennessee State Insurance Committee announced that the 4 percent group insurance premium increases set for the 2009 calendar year will not go into effect, and premiums will remain unchanged.
Effective Jan. 1, 2009, however, pharmacy copayments increased as follows:
30-34-day supply at retail pharmacies:
Tier 1 (generic drugs): $5 copayment
Tier 2 (preferred brand-name drugs): $25 copayment
Tier 3 (non-preferred brand-name drugs): $75 copayment (change from $50)
90-102-day supply by mail order or at participating "mail at retail" pharmacies:
Tier 1 (generic drugs): $10 copayment (change from $5)
Tier 2 (preferred brand-name drugs): $50 copayment (change from $25)
Tier 3 (non-preferred brand-name drugs): $100 copayment (change from $50).
If you have questions regarding your insurance premiums or these changes, contact Carol Houser at 305-6482.