UnitedHealthcare Selected by Texas Health and Human Services Commission To Serve STAR+PLUS Beneficiaries

September 12, 2023 | 3 min Read
  • Texas residents who qualify for STAR+PLUS coverage will have access to UnitedHealthcare’s comprehensive care in Bexar, Central Texas, Dallas, Harris, Hidalgo, Northeast Texas, Tarrant and Travis service areas

  • The Texas STAR+PLUS Medicaid managed care program integrates the delivery of acute care services and long-term services and supports for aged and disabled adults

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has selected UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas as one of the seven managed care organizations to administer the Medicaid managed care program STAR+PLUS. UnitedHealthcare will serve members in eight service areas: Bexar, Central Texas, Dallas, Harris, Hidalgo, Northeast Texas, Tarrant and Travis.

The STAR+PLUS program combines acute care and long-term services and supports, such as assisting in a member's home with activities of daily living, home modifications, respite care and personal assistance services. It provides a continuum of care with a wide range of options and increased flexibility to meet the individual needs of more than 700,000 people across the state of Texas. 

“We are honored to continue our work with the state, providers and community-based organizations to build a STAR+PLUS program that provides best-in-class, equitable access to care to the aged and disabled members of our community,” said Donald Langer, chief executive officer, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas. “We are committed to making the health system work better for everyone through a combination of experience, innovation, compassion and a person-centered mindset, and to helping the most vulnerable achieve independence.”

UnitedHealthcare has over 25 years of experience supporting Medicaid members in Texas, including aged and disabled adult members. Currently, UnitedHealthcare, along with its parent company UnitedHealth Group, employs over 32,000 individuals in Texas.

UnitedHealthcare serves more than 4.7 million people in Texas enrolled in employer-sponsored, individual, Medicare and Medicaid benefit plans, with a network of 671 hospitals, and over 126,000 physicians and other care providers statewide. 


About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.6 million physicians and care professionals, and 8,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at or follow UnitedHealthcare on LinkedIn.