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 support services through a medical plan that they choose.
You must join STAR+PLUS if you live in a STAR+PLUS service area, approved for Medicaid and fit at least one of these:
Age 21 or older, getting Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, and able to get Medicaid because of low income.
Not getting SSI and able to get STAR+PLUS Home and Community-Based Services.
Age 21 or older, getting Medicaid through "Social Security Exclusion programs" and meet rules for income and asset levels.
Age 21 or over residing in a nursing home and receiving Medicaid while in the nursing home.
In the Medicaid for Breast and Cervical Cancer program.
To find out if you are able to get STAR+PLUS Medicaid, call 2-1-1.
To switch to Cigna-HealthSpring STAR+PLUS, call the STAR+PLUS Help Line at 1 (800) 964-2777 (TTY: 7-1-1), Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Central time.
Cigna-HealthSpring covers members in the Medicaid for Breast and Cervical Cancer (MBCC) Program. Before applying, you have to be screened and found to need active treatment for either breast or cervical cancer. Individuals may apply for STAR+PLUS or receive information online at www.YourTexasBenefits.com or call 2-1-1. Once determined eligible for MBCC, a woman remains eligible for Medicaid through the duration of her cancer treatment or until she no longer meets the eligibility criteria, whichever is earlier. MBCC members are eligible to receive all Medicaid-covered services, not only cancer-related services.