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Lost Medicaid or CHIP? Special Enrollment Period Now Open!

Click to apply for University Community Care Plan or make an appointment to get help with your application.

Community First has been providing Bexar County families with high-quality health insurance coverage for over 27 years. We are proud to be local and proud to be your plan.

We are excited to now offer University Community Care Plan by Community First (UCCP), a qualified plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace®.


Plan Benefits

University Community Care Plan is an Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO).
Our EPO network is comprised of nationally recognized UT Health specialty providers and outpatient health care centers across Bexar County, including University Health Texas Diabetes Institute, in addition to our Level I Trauma Center, University Hospital.

$0 Deductible*
No Referrals Required
Telehealth Services

In-Home Urgent Care

Prescription Delivery

Learn more about what UCCP has to offer!

Click to view detailed plan documents, including a Plan Brochure, Member Handbook, Provider Directory, and more.

More Ways to Prioritize Your Health and Wellness

As a UCCP Member, you will receive access to additional free resources that can help you prioritize your health and well-being.

  • N24/7 Nurse Line
  • NHealth & Wellness Programs
  • NVirtual Financial Literacy Classes
  • NPregnancy Support
  • NMental Health Resources
  • NScholarship Opportunities

Ready for an Estimate?

Click below and enter some basic information about yourself to:

  • View your plan options
  • Receive an immediate estimate for your premium (monthly payment)
  • Find out if you qualify for tax credits or other discounts on your premium

Enroll Now

Lost Medicaid or CHIP?

If you/your child is no longer eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, apply for Marketplace coverage through University Community Care Plan right away. You can apply and enroll as soon as you know your coverage end date.

University Community Care Plan FAQs

I/my child is no longer eligible for Medicaid. Can I apply for University Community Care Plan?
Yes, you can apply and enroll in University Community Care Plan as early as 60 days before your Medicaid or CHIP coverage ends to avoid a gap in coverage. Between March 31, 2023 and July 31, 2024, you can also apply anytime after your Medicaid or CHIP coverage ends, and you will have 60 days after submitting your application to enroll. Your coverage will start at the beginning of the next month after you complete your enrollment.
Will I qualify for savings or get help paying for my plan?

Most people qualify for savings. When you apply for University Community Care Plan, you’ll find out if you qualify for:

When can I apply for coverage?

Open enrollment for 2024 coverage is November 1, 2023 through January 15, 2024.

You can also get health insurance if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, a limited time when you can enroll due to a life event, like losing other coverage, getting married, having a baby, or a change in your estimated household income. Your coverage generally starts the first of the month after you enroll.

If you have Medicaid or CHIP and Texas Health and Human Services (HHSC) finds that your household income is too high or other changes make you ineligible, you may lose your Medicaid or CHIP coverage. Apply for Marketplace coverage right away. You can apply and enroll in University Community Care Plan as early as 60 days before your Medicaid or CHIP coverage ends to avoid a gap in coverage.

A premium is an amount you pay each month for your insurance plan. You pay your premium to your insurance company.
A copay is a fixed amount ($20, for example) you pay for a covered health care service. Because UCCP is a $0 deductible plan,* your copay or coinsurance is the only amount you will be responsible for when getting health care services.
A deductible is an amount you pay for covered health care services before your insurance plan starts to pay. For example, if your insurance plan has a $500 deductible, you will pay $500 for your health care expenses before your insurance plan starts to pay for covered health care services.
Use our online Provider Directory to search for a UCCP Provider. You can search by provider type, language spoken, zip code, and more. You can also view or download a complete list of our network of providers.
What happens if I need emergency care outside of the network?
Emergency medical care and post-stabilization services (services that keep your condition stable following emergency medical care) outside the UCCP network are covered under your plan at the same co-pay amount as in-network services.
An EPO is an Exclusive Provider Organization. In an EPO, your services are covered only if you go to doctors, specialists, or hospitals in your plan’s network (except in an emergency). No referrals are required for in-network specialty care. Our EPO is comprised of providers across Bexar County who are nationally recognized in their fields.
How do I pay my monthly premium?
You will pay your monthly premium directly to Community First. Your coverage won’t start until you pay your first premium. Visit our Payments page to pay your premium now.
Where can I see a full list of UCCP benefits?

Visit our Plan Benefits page to view UCCP plan documents, plan brochure, Member Handbook, and much more.

UCCP covers individuals and families who reside in Bexar County, Texas.

*Exceptions apply to Standard Plans

Lost Medicaid or CHIP? Get coverage now during a special enrollment period through University Community Care Plan. Most people qualify for savings.

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