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Texas STAR

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Texas STAR Medicaid is a managed health care plan for residents of the Lone Star State. Residents within the nine coverage areas are eligible to utilize this plan to access healthcare including primary care, specialists, hospitals, and more.

Superior HealthPlan proudly offers STAR, a Medicaid managed care program serving low income families at no cost to them.

Superior offers STAR Medicaid in the following Texas service areas:

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

When Texas residents choose Superior, they partner with a managed care provider with the best interest of participants. Superior is dedicated to providing services that go above and beyone that of a traditional plan. STAR Medicaid recipients are eligible for benefits including:

  • Choice of doctors.
  • Regular checkups and office visits.
  • Prescription drugs and medical supplies.
  • Dental and vision services.
  • Vaccines.
  • Behavioral health care.
  • Hospital coverage.

More information can be found in the STAR handbook.

At Superior, STAR Medicaid members can get many great services in addition to their regular benefits. These are called Value-added Services*. From extra vision care to cell phones and car seats, Superior is proud to offer many extra services to help keep our members healthy in Texas.

  • Extra vision benefits. This includes $150 toward prescription eyewear.
  • Annual sports physicals for children ages 4 through 18.
  • $25 for over-the-counter items through the mail every quarter.
  • Online mental health services through myStrength.com.
  • $60 for programs offered by YMCA and Boys and Girls Club.**
  • Help for members enrolled in the Asthma Disease Management Program. This includes home visits and allergy free mattress covers and pillow cases.
  • Transportation assistance to behavioral health-related doctor visits, on a case-by-case basis, for STAR members.***
  • Telephonic outreach, education and support services offered to reduce the health risks associated with smoking during pregnancy through Superior’s Puff-Free Pregnancy program.
  • Up to 750 extra minutes per month for SafeLink phone users who are enrolled in Care Management.
  • A 24-hour nurse advice line.
  • Extra Help Getting a Ride. Transportation for PCP, Specialist or pharmacy visits 30 days after discharge from the hospital.^
  • Parenting class that gives education and resources to aid in healthy child development.†
  • $20 rewards card for members enrolled in Care Management who download the Wellframe app and participate in a care program for 30 days, after discharge from the hospital for a medical admit.
  • $20 gift card and journal for members ages 6-20 who complete a follow-up doctor visit within 7 days of discharge from the hospital for an inpatient behavioral health stay.
  • Online social services resource directory for members to help locate community supports such as food and nutrition, housing, education and employment services.
  • Members 18 and older can access a 3 month subscription for Weight Watchers® online program.^^

* Restrictions and limitations may apply.
** YMCA Value-added Service excludes STAR members in the Hidalgo and MRSA Northeast service delivery areas. Boys and Girls Club Value-added Service excludes STAR members in Bexar, El Paso, Nueces and MRSA Central service delivery areas.
*** Excludes members in MRSA Central, MRSA Northeast and MRSA West service delivery areas.
† Only for members in the Bexar and El Paso service areas.
^ Only for members in the Bexar and MRSA Central service areas.
^^ Members must have a BMI value of 30 or higher and a primary diagnosis of diabetes or prediabetes to qualify.

Value-added Services are extra health care services offered by Superior. Services may vary by area. These services are valid through 8/31/21.

Special Services For STAR Medicaid Pregnant Members

  • Parenting class that gives education and resources to aid in healthy child development.
  • Start Smart® For Your Baby Program - If you stay for an entire baby shower, or download a pregnancy program mobile app and engage for 30 days, you can get extra benefits* like:
         - A diaper bag and diapers when you complete the Notification of Pregnancy (NOP) form
         - A convertible baby car seat when you complete the NOP form and go to one prenatal visit within your first trimester or 42 days of enrollment with Superior
  • Up to $100 My Health Pays® rewards each year for completing prenatal and postpartum visits. Visit My Health Pays ® for more rewards information.
  • Extra dental benefits. This includes up to $250 for pregnant women ages 21 and older.
  • Telephonic outreach, education and support services offered to reduce the health risks associated with smoking during pregnancy through Superior’s Puff-Free Pregnancy program.

†Only for members in the Bexar and El Paso service areas.
*Restrictions and limitations may apply.
Value-added Services are extra health care services offered by Superior. Services may vary by area. These services are valid through 8/31/21.