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STAR (Medicaid)

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 and mobile-accessible mental health services and nicotine recovery resources through myStrength.com.
  • $60 for programs offered by YMCA and Boys & Girls Club.**
  • Help for members enrolled in Asthma Care Management. This includes allergy free mattress covers and pillow cases.
  • 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.
  • $20 gift card and journal for members who complete a follow-up appointment within 7 days of leaving the hospital for an inpatient behavioral health or substance abuse 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.***
  • Extra help getting a ride. Transportation to a prenatal or postpartum visit when member has additional riders (limited to child/children) and no other options are available.^

* Restrictions and limitations may apply.
** YMCA Value-added Service excludes STAR members in the Hidalgo and MRSA Northeast service delivery areas. Excludes CHIP Perinate members. Boys & Girls Club Value-added Service excludes STAR members in Bexar, El Paso and Nueces service delivery areas. Excludes CHIP members in Bexar, El Paso and Nueces service delivery areas. Excludes CHIP Perinate members. 
***Members must have a BMI value of 30 or higher and a primary diagnosis of diabetes, prediabetes, hypertension or heart disease to qualify.
^ Rides are provided through Superior’s Medical Ride Program vendor, SafeRide. Benefit only applies to members in Bexar, El Paso, MRSA Northeast and Travis service areas.

Value-added Services are extra health care services offered by Superior. Services may vary by area. These services are valid through 8/31/22.

Special Services For STAR Medicaid Pregnant Members

  • Start Smart® For Your Baby Program - If you stay for an entire baby shower, or download the Wellframe 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.

*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 8/31/22.