Choosing a Plan

Resources to help you choose the right health plan for you and your family. Includes information on commercial health insurance, Medicaid, and CHIP.
CHIP and Medicaid Health Plans

Tools to help you choose a plan

Texas Medicaid's Enrollment Broker

Almost all Texans who enroll in Medicaid must choose among, and enroll in a Medicaid Managed Care health plan. Texas Medicaid has a contactor (Maximus) whose job it is to help consumers pick among their options. They can also help when a consumer want to change health plans. For help selecting or changing a Medicaid health plan, call this number.
  • By Phone
Programs:
CHIP, Medicaid
Languages:
Spanish, All-Translation
Commercial Health Insurance Coverage - Obamacare or direct from Insurer

These resources can help you choose the right health plan for your family. You can compare different health plans to find out what they cover, how much you may have to pay out-of-pocket, which doctors and hospitals are covered, and what medications they cover.

Tools to help you choose a plan

Texas Health Options from the Texas Department of Insurance

Texas Health Options from the Texas Department of Insurance has helpful, Texas-specific information about how insurance works in our state.

  • Online
Programs:
Commercial Insurance, health insurance, Marketplace, Obamacare, Private Insurance
Languages:

Tools to help you choose a plan

Healthcare.gov has tips and will have a provider search list online when sign-up for coverage begins.

Health plans are required to provide links to their "provider directory" on Healthcare.gov. Check to see if your doctor is in the directory and also always CALL TO CONFIRM.

Health plans are required to provide links to the list of covered drugs. Some plans may cover more of the cost of the drug.

You can call the plan or the Marketplace to get more information about a providers and drug coverage.

  • Online
Programs:
Commercial Insurance, health insurance, Marketplace, Obamacare, Private Insurance
Languages:

Tools to help you choose a plan

You can get in-person help choosing a plan from the same people who can help you enroll in person.

If you want in-person help with comparing plans, the people listed above who can help you apply for coverage in person, can also help you compare plans, so that YOU can choose.
  • In-Person
Programs:
Obamacare, Commercial Insurance, Private Insurance, Marketplace, health insurance
Languages:

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