HHSC Notifications

HHSC Notifications

HHSC Notifications for CHIP & STAR (Medicaid)

Important notices and news from Texas Health and Human Services about CHIP & STAR (Medicaid).

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CHIP Notifications

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CHIP Co-payment Information
You do not have to pay your CHIP co-payment from August 25, 2017 through November 30, 2017, if your permanent address is in one of the Hurricane Harvey Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared disaster counties. To check if you are in one of these counties, click here: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4332.

STAR (Medicaid) Notifications

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Mosquito repellent is now available as a Medicaid benefit!
Mosquito Repellent Benefit

Medicaid Handbook Notice
Below is new information that we will add to our Medicaid Member Handbook when we print them again. This insert is for STAR Members who are in the Adoption Assistance/Permanency Care Assistance (AA/PCA) program.

What is the AA/PCA?

  • The Adoption Assistance program provides help for certain children who are adopted from foster care.
  • The Permanency Care Assistance program gives financial support to family members who provide a permanent home to children who were in foster care but could not be reunited with their parents.

What if I need to update my address or phone number? – The adoptive parent or permanency care assistance caregiver should contact the DFPS regional adoption assistance eligibility specialist assigned to his or her case. – If the parent or caregiver doesn’t know who the assigned eligibility specialist is, they can contact the DFPS hotline, 1.800.233.3405, to find out. – The parent or caregiver should contact the adoption assistance eligibility specialist to assist with the address change. If you have any questions, please call Member Services toll-free at 1.888.760.2600.

Thank you for choosing Community Health Choice.

CHIP Member Services
Local: 713.295.2294 | Toll-Free: 1.888.760.2600

Monday through Friday (excluding State-approved holidays) 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

General Information
Local: 713.295.2222 | Toll-Free: 1.877.635.6736

Monday through Friday (excluding State-approved holidays) 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Providers Hotline
Local: 713.295.2295
Monday through Friday (excluding State-approved holidays) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

Additional Contact Numbers

<!–Medicaid Fraud Notice 10/23/2017
Medicaid Fraud Notice–>

Mosquito repellent is now available as a Medicaid benefit!
Mosquito Repellent Benefit

Medicaid Handbook Notice
Below is new information that we will add to our Medicaid Member Handbook when we print them again. This insert is for STAR Members who are in the Adoption Assistance/Permanency Care Assistance (AA/PCA) program.

What is the AA/PCA?

  • The Adoption Assistance program provides help for certain children who are adopted from foster care.
  • The Permanency Care Assistance program gives financial support to family members who provide a permanent home to children who were in foster care but could not be reunited with their parents.

What if I need to update my address or phone number? – The adoptive parent or permanency care assistance caregiver should contact the DFPS regional adoption assistance eligibility specialist assigned to his or her case. – If the parent or caregiver doesn’t know who the assigned eligibility specialist is, they can contact the DFPS hotline, 1.800.233.3405, to find out. – The parent or caregiver should contact the adoption assistance eligibility specialist to assist with the address change. If you have any questions, please call Member Services toll-free at 1.888.760.2600.

Thank you for choosing Community Health Choice.

Why Choose Community?

As a local nonprofit health plan, Community Health Choice gives you plenty of reasons to join our Community. From the benefits and special programs we offer to the way our Member Services team helps you make the most of them, Community is always working life forward for you and your family.

“I always tell people to choose Community Health Choice. I tell them it’s the best health insurance they will ever be with.”

– Chandolyn
Member of Community Health Choice