March 14th, 2024

MCOs Awarded Contracts by STAR+PLUS Service Areas:  
See the end of this communication for the MCOs awarded a contract and the service areas they will cover. Please note that not only will there will be 3 new MCOs (highlighted in yellow), but also that the service areas for some of the current MCOs are changing.
Notices to Individuals regarding the Change:   According to HHSC letters were sent to STAR+PLUS members (individuals who receive their acute care and/or long-term care services from STAR+PLUS) on March 1st informing them of the change.
Providers we encourage you to let your individuals you serve and their families know of the upcoming changes and to expect, if not already received, a letter from HHSC and Texas STAR+PLUS informing you of the need to select an MCO.
See the notice below:
Date Individuals Must Select an MCO:   Though various external sources reported that the selection must be made by July 1, 2024, a letter one PPAT member shared indicated the selection due date is July 10, 2024.
Notice of Award: In accordance with 1 T.A.C. §391.219, HHSC issued a Notice of Award to the following Respondents:
  • United Healthcare Community Plan of Texas, LLC. – Bexar, Central Texas, Dallas, Harris, Hidalgo, Northeast Texas, Tarrant and Travis Service Areas
  • Molina Healthcare of Texas, Inc. – Bexar, Dallas, El Paso, Harris, Hidalgo, Jefferson, Northeast Texas and Tarrant Service Areas
  • Superior HealthPlan, Inc. – Central Texas, Dallas, Hidalgo, Lubbock, Nueces, Travis and West Texas Service Areas
  • Amerigroup Insurance Company – Jefferson, Lubbock, Nueces and West Texas Service Areas
  • New Contracts: 
  • Community First Health Plans, Inc. – Bexar Service Area
  • El Paso Health – El Paso Service Area
  • Community Health Choice Texas, Inc. – Harris Service Area