2020 Special Enrollment Period


Learn About Financial Help

88% of members qualified for financial help in 20191
1 CMS.gov, Health Insurance Exchanges 2019 Open 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.

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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Everyday life is nothing like it has been. But taking care of yourself remains important, and planning your annual exams and screenings now helps you make your own health a priority.

Blue365 is a free health and wellness discount program for members. By signing up, you can discover savings on products from weight loss and meal planning to fitness equipment and programs.

Dental offices have added safety measures so regular care like cleanings and checkups can resume. Find out about the extra health precautions you’ll find, before and during your visit.

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

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