TX – STAR+PLUS, STAR, CHIP Operational Start Dates Aligned to September 2019

July 2017 ~

Texas Health and Human Services announced that in order to align the managed care procurement cycles, the operational start dates of STAR+PLUS, STAR, and CHIP have been moved to September 1, 2019.

STAR is the program through which most people in Texas get their Medicaid coverage. People in STAR Medicaid get their services through medical plans, also known as managed care plans, which they choose.

STAR+PLUS is a Texas Medicaid managed care program for people who have disabilities or are age 65 or older. People in STAR+PLUS get Medicaid health-care and long-term services and support through a medical plan that they choose.

CHIP enrollment fees and co-payments are based on the number of people in the family and the family’s income and assets. Enrollment fees are no more than $50 a year for all the children in the family. Some families pay no enrollment fee. Co-pays for doctor visits and prescriptions range from $5 to $35, depending on family income.

Full details and information enrollment fees and co-pays about these programs can be found at CHIPMedicaid.org.


Source(s): Texas Health and Human Services;