About Sendero Health Plans
Sendero Health Plans, Inc. (“Sendero”) was formed in 2011 as a new, non-profit organization in Central Texas to improve the health of the community by providing affordable, quality healthcare coverage. Sendero was granted an HMO Certificate of Authority from the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), and was authorized to begin services on March 1, 2012.
Sponsored by Travis County Healthcare District (d.b.a. Central Health), Sendero Health Plans draws on Central Health’s extensive experience in providing affordable quality healthcare coverage to residents in Travis County. In addition to providing expertise to Sendero, Central Health has dedicated funding for HMO startup and risk based capital. Central Health has appointed two members of its own Board of Managers to the Sendero Board. Additional board members are community and business representatives with deep relevant experience and a dedication to the mission of Sendero to serve the health needs of the medically underserved population of the Travis County area.
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. 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 residents and their families.