HealthSelect of Texas for Active Employees

HealthSelectSM of Texas is a network-based point-of-service plan. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is the plan administrator. HealthSelectSM of Texas is available to employees who live or work in Texas. HealthSelectSM Out-of-State is available to employees who live or work outside of the State of Texas.

HealthSelect of Texas includes a comprehensive prescription drug plan called the HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program, which is administered by OptumRx. You will receive two ID cards: one for medical and one for prescription drug benefits.

Enrollment in this plan also includes $5,000 of Basic Term Life Insurance

Plan Benefits

Provider Network
Plan benefits vary depending on whether your providers are in the HealthSelect network. It pays to stay in the network - using network providers can reduce your out of pocket costs.

  • HealthSelect of Texas has a large network of more than 50,000 doctors and other providers.
  • You must choose a primary care physician (PCP) who is responsible for coordinating your care and managing any referrals you may need to see specialists. 
  • There is no annual medical deductible if you stay in the HealthSelect network. 
  • You can elect to use non-network providers, but you will have higher out-of-pocket costs. 

Benefits and wellness programs

  • Preventive services provided by a network doctor – like annual check-ups and vaccinations – are covered at 100 percent.
  • You are responsible for copayments and/or coinsurance for some doctor and hospital visits and other medical services, such as outpatient surgery and high-tech radiology. 
  • HealthSelect has a suite of wellness programs available to all participants. 
  • See the 2018 Master Benefits Plan Document for information about your Plan Year 2018 health plan benefits.

Eligibility and Enrollment

  • The plan is available to GBP eligible employees and dependents who live or work in Texas. Evidence of Insurability is never required to enroll in this plan.
  • You can enroll in this plan during your first 60 days of employment and coverage will begin the first of the month following your 60th day of employment.  
  • You can also enroll when you have a qualifying life event (QLE) such as a birth or marriage and coverage will begin on the date of birth or the first of the month following the event. 
  • You can enroll during Summer Enrollment and coverage will begin on September 1 of that year.  

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