Community First Health Plans for Active Employees

Community First Health Plans is a non-profit Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) located in San Antonio that offers a wide range of health care benefits under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP). If you live in a county within the plan’s service area, you can enroll in Community First Health Plans.

Please note: Community First Health Plans will not be part of the GBP offerings as of September 1, 2021.

Plan Benefits          

  • You must choose a primary care physician (PCP) who is responsible for coordinating your health care with other network providers. 
  • You do not need referrals to specialists.
  • There is no annual medical deductible. 
  • Preventive services provided by a network doctor – like annual check-ups and vaccinations – are covered at 100%.
  • 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.

Service Area

  • Atascosa
  • Guadalupe
  • Bandera
  • Kendall
  • Bexar
  • Medina
  • Comal
  • Wilson

Eligibility and Enrollment

  • The plan is available to GBP eligible employees, retirees and dependents who live or work in the service area. 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. 
  • If you are not Medicare-eligible, you can enroll during Summer Enrollment and coverage will begin on September 1 of that year. If you are a Medicare-eligible retiree, you can enroll during Fall Enrollment and coverage will begin on January 1.