Sendero Health Plans, Inc. (“Sendero”) was formed in September 2011 as a new, not-for-profit organization in Central Texas to improve access to care for those covered by publicly-funded health insurance programs. In September 2013, Sendero was certified by CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) as a QHP (Qualified Health Plan), and is also enrolling members into its Marketplace product IdealCare.
As a community based health plan, Sendero is positioned to evolve with the changing health care landscape to be the health plan provider of choice for a growing number of Central Texans, and allow revenue to stay in Central Texas to further improve our local healthcare system. Currently Sendero’s Medicaid STAR and CHIP membership represents about 10% of the market and its IdealCare membership represents about 18% of the market. IdealCare, Sendero Health Plans’ Federal Health Insurance Marketplace offering has contributed to overall health coverage for the county by providing competitively priced insurance coverage to uninsured, low-income resident. IdealCare also allows Sendero to provide coverage to all family members.