2020 Special Enrollment Period

You may still be able to get 2020 health care coverage.


Learn About Financial Help

Subsidies helped 92% of new members lower their monthly bill in 20201.
1 CMS.gov, Early 2020-2019 Effectuated Enrollment Report


Health Plan Basics

Understand how to use your health care coverage.

  • Plan Network
  • Preventive Care Services
  • Essential Health Benefits
  • Prescription Drug Coverage

Prepare for Medicare

Find out how Medicare works and when to enroll.


Shop for a Plan

Find the right health plan for you.


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.

Connect Online Community

Search articles and watch videos; ask questions and get answers. Topics include everything from improving your well-being to explaining health coverage. Want to keep up with the latest news from Connect? Sign up for the LifeTimes newsletter to get new articles delivered to your inbox every month.

Virtual Visits

Once you’re feeling better and trying to get back to your normal routine, you may still have health questions. Find out the answers to some common ones, including if you can get it again.

Go Green

Doing your part for the environment can help you better manage your health and other information. You can cut the clutter, be more organized and keep private things private.

Mammogram

Mammograms can help spot a problem before it becomes a serious health worry. But many woman put off scheduling the test. Don’t make excuses when it comes to taking care of your health. 

Resources

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.

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

Go Digital

Tell us how and when to reach you. Update your contact information and sign up for text and email alerts to help you keep track of your:

  • Claims
  • Explanation of Benefits
  • Saving Opportunities
  • Health and Wellbeing