Centene’s Texas Subsidiary Announces Successful Reprocurement of STAR+PLUS Contract

Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that its Texas subsidiary, Superior HealthPlan (Superior), will continue to provide the aged, blind and disabled (ABD) population with healthcare coverage through the STAR+PLUS program. A new six-year contract, with a maximum of three additional two-year extensions, was awarded to Superior by Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). Superior has been a provider of STAR+PLUS coverage since 2007.

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with the state to help build a healthier Texas,” said Centene’s Chief Executive Officer, Sarah M. London. “Together, with our network of local providers and community partners, we are humbled to coordinate services and address the complex medical and non-medical needs of these members.”

The new contract award means Superior will continue providing STAR+PLUS coverage in seven service delivery areas. Six of those will remain the same while Superior will add the Travis County SDA, which includes Austin, and will no longer serve the Bexar County SDA, which includes San Antonio.

The anticipated operational start date for the new contract awards is September 2024. At that time, Superior will support members in these service delivery areas:

  • Central Texas
  • Dallas
  • Hidalgo
  • Lubbock
  • Nueces
  • Travis
  • West Texas

“Superior is honored to be entrusted with providing comprehensive healthcare and support to the STAR+PLUS population,” said president and CEO of Superior HealthPlan, Mark Sanders. “For more than 15 years, we have served this vulnerable population and will continue to work hard each day to ensure they receive access to quality and holistic healthcare.”

In partnership with HHSC, Superior has served individuals enrolled in Medicaid since 1999. The organization also focuses on providing quality healthcare coverage for underinsured and uninsured individuals through its federal insurance marketplace plan, Ambetter Health. Additionally, Superior provides insurance for the Medicare population through its Medicare Advantage plan, Wellcare.

Source: https://investors.centene.com/

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