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About Superior HealthPlan

We provide Texas healthcare programs that empower you, your family, and your community.

Superior HealthPlan has a commitment to improving the health of the community one individual at a time through affordable and reliable healthcare plans. We have an approach to healthcare in Texas that can meet the needs of each person we serve.

Superior HealthPlan is a managed care organization that provides health care to 2 million Texas residents. We began in El Paso in 1999 and now have 3,000 employees who support members in all 254 counties across the state.

Superior works with Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) to offer STAR (Medicaid), Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), STAR+PLUS, STAR Kids, and STAR Health. Since 2008, we have been the exclusive provider of STAR Health, which supports children and youth in foster care. Additionally, we offer Medicare coverage as well as Ambetter from Superior HealthPlan, our product on the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Since 2015, Superior HealthPlan has been one of the top-rated Medicaid plans in Texas, earning a rating of 3.5 or higher on a 5.0 scale on the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings. This includes a rating of 3.5 for 2023. Additionally, Superior has maintained the NCQA Distinction in Multicultural Health Care since 2019, earned by organizations that excel in providing culturally and linguistically sensitive services while working to reduce health-care disparities. 

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Texas Healthcare Programs

Superior HealthPlan offers a variety of Texas healthcare programs in partnership with the state. Learn more about the individual programs:

CHIP Perinate:

Prenatal and delivery services for unborn children of women from low-income backgrounds who are pregnant and do not qualify for Medicaid.


Health-care coverage for families who earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but who can’t afford to buy private insurance.

STAR (Medicaid) and STAR MRSA

Health-care coverage for people from low-income backgrounds.

STAR+PLUS (Medicaid)

Health-care coverage for people from low-income backgrounds who are elderly or who have a disability.

STAR Kids (Medicaid)

Texas healthcare for children with disabilities, special needs or chronic conditions, who are age 20 or younger.

STAR Health (Medicaid)

Texas healthcare coverage for children/youth in foster care. If you would like to learn more about the STAR Health program, click here to visit our foster care website.

STAR+PLUS Medicare-Medicaid Plan (MMP):

Health care for seniors and people who have disabilities who are enrolled in Medicare Parts A, B, and D and receive full Medicaid benefits.

Wellcare by Allwell (Medicare Advantage)

Texas Medicare Advantage programs for members who are eligible for Medicare or both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligible). If you are a STAR+PLUS member and qualify for Medicare you may be able to enroll as a dual eligible member.

Ambetter from Superior HealthPlan (Health Insurance Marketplace)

The Health Insurance Marketplace is an online shopping mall of healthcare plans. Ambetter from Superior HealthPlan offers affordable healthcare coverage for individuals and families. Depending on your family size and income, you may even qualify for help to pay your monthly premium.

Learn how we transform the health of the community, one person at a time, by visiting our Members First webpage now.

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For three consecutive years, Superior HealthPlan has been designated a Best Place for Working Parents as part of an initiative supported by Early Matters Greater Austin, United Way for Greater Austin and E3 Alliance. As demonstrated in this case study, the designation means Superior is committed to implementing and expanding family-friendly practices, helping support the physical and emotional health of our 3,000 employees and their families. As part of a similar campaign in 2019, Superior was one of the first 30 Austin-based organizations to be named a Family-Friendly Workplace. Learn more at the Early Matters Greater Austin website.