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Welcome to Your Medicare Plan

BCBSTX STAR Plan

We are pleased to offer a STAR plan in the Travis Service Area. This plan is for individuals and families who qualify under Medicaid.


BCBSTX CHIP Plan

This health plan is available to children (age 18 and younger) and pregnant women who do not qualify for Medicaid and live in the Travis Service Area.


BCBSTX STAR Kids Plan

Our STAR Kids plan provides Medicaid services for children and youth age 20 and younger with disabilities.

Covid-19

COVID-19: Standing by You

Your health, safety and well-being are our top priorities. We're here to help you stay informed about COVID-19 and to access the care and coverage you need.


Surprise Billing: What It Means.

Have you ever received a bill that you didn't expect? Texas passed a law that prevents some surprise medical bills, but the law doesn't apply to everyone and every situation.

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When Do You Need Prior Authorization?

If your doctor ordered a test or treatment, you may need to get approval from BCBSTX first. This is called “prior authorization” or pre-approval. You can also see a list of services that need prior authorization.

Pharmacy and Prescription Plans

If you have prescription drug coverage through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, learning about your drug benefits can help you and your doctor get the most from your prescription drug coverage.

Control Costs With SmartER CareSM

You have choices for where you get non-emergency care — what we call SmartER Care options. Use these places instead of the emergency room (ER). Plus, when you visit in-network providers, you may pay less for care.

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  • Estimate Treatment Costs
  • Urgent Care vs. Free-Standing Emergency Room
  • Take the SmartER Care Challenge

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