NU Online News Service, Oct. 11, 11:45 a.m. – The Texas Department of Insurance has arranged for HMO Blue Texas, Richardson, Texas, to offer coverage to the 28,000 commercial group members of AmCare Health Plans of Texas Inc., Houston, starting Nov. 1.
Employers and individual plan members can choose between accepting HMO Blue coverage or buying coverage elsewhere, according to the Texas department.
AmCare coverage will remain in effect through Oct. 31, even though the company is suffering from severe financial problems, the Texas department says.
The Texas department placed AmCare under conservatorship Sept. 27. A team of senior department staff members is trying to help it overcome its financial problems.