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STAR Kids is health insurance for children with disabilities, special needs or chronic conditions, who are age 20 or younger. Superior works with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to provide these services.

Some of the conditions that may qualify children and youth for STAR Kids include: HIV infection, total blindness, total deafness, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, severe intellectual disability (child age 7 or older), or birth weight below 2 pounds, 10 ounces.

To get STAR Kids services, an individual must:

  • Be age 20 or younger.
  • Currently get Supplemental Security Income-related Medicaid or be enrolled in a home and community-based services waiver program, including:
    • Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP).
    • Home and Community-based Services (HCS).
    • Community Living Assistance and Supports Services (CLASS).
    • Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD).
    • Texas Home Living (TxHmL).
    • Youth Empowerment Services (YES).
  • Prescription drugs.
  • Primary and specialty care.
  • Hospital care.
  • Personal care services.
  • Private duty nursing.
  • Therapies.
  • Medical supplies and equipment.
  • Behavioral health services.

In 2016 when STAR Kids started, children and youth under the age of 21 who received Social Security Income (SSI) and were enrolled in STAR or STAR+PLUS transitioned to STAR Kids. Children and youth who were enrolled in the Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP) began to get of their services through STAR Kids.

Superior offers STAR Kids in the following service areas:

  • Bexar
  • El Paso
  • Hidalgo
  • Lubbock
  • MRSA West
  • Nueces
  • Travis 

Click here for the HHSC Texas Managed Care Service Areas map (PDF).

Superior HealthPlan wants to make sure your child gets the right care. That's why we offer Value-added Services for our members. These are extra health-care services you or your child may be able to get in addition to regular benefits. If you want to learn more about these extra benefits, call STAR Kids Member Services at 1-844-590-4883.

  • Up to 8 hours of in-home respite services per year for members not in the Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP).
  • Up to $30 every calendar quarter for commonly-used over-the-counter items.
  • Up to $150 each year for members to enroll in camps.
  • Community-based specialty services each month, including music, art and play therapy.
  • $20 gift card and journal for members who complete a follow-up appointment within 7 days of leaving an inpatient behavioral health hospital stay.
  • Online mental health resources through https://app.mystrength.com/signup/epc/texas.
  • Online social services resource directory to help locate community services. 
  • Home-delivered meals. Members have access to 10 home-delivered meals when discharging from an acute inpatient hospital stay.
  • My Health Pays®, a rewards program for completing health-related activities. Rewards include:
    • $20 for completing a Texas Health Steps checkup within 90 days of enrollment (ages 0-20)
    • $120 for completing 6 Texas Health Steps on schedule (ages 0-15 months)
    • $20 for completing a yearly Texas Health Steps checkup (ages 3-6 and 12-20)
    • $20 for members ages 18-20 getting a well-woman exam (for females)
    • $10 for members ages 18-20 getting a flu shot
  • Help for members with asthma. Members enrolled in Superior's Asthma Care Management Program get an allergy free mattress cover and pillow case.
  • Start Smart® program for pregnant women. Rewards include baby shower, diaper bag, diapters, educational materials, convertible car seat and up to $100 for healthy activities related to your pregnancy and delivery.

Visit My Health Pays® for more rewards information.

Restrictions and limitations may apply. Services may vary by area. These services are valid from 9/1/20 through 8/31/21.

For more information on STAR Kids, visit the HHSC Texas STAR Kids website.