Texas State Alliance of YMCAs Partners with Ambetter from Superior HealthPlan to Provide Healthy Choices and Rewards for Ambetter Members

Published On: April 26, 2021Categories: Press Release

The partnership will provide greater accessibility to YMCA services in Greater San Antonio Counties and Greater Houston Area Counties


HOUSTON (April 2021) – The Texas Alliance of YMCAs proudly announces its partnership with Ambetter from Superior HealthPlan to provide Ambetter members opportunities to utilize YMCA centers in Greater San Antonio counties (Bexar, Comal, Kendall, Guadalupe, and Kerr Counties) and Greater Houston (Harris, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, and Montgomery counties). Through the partnership, Ambetter from Superior HealthPlan members can earn My Health Pays® rewards dollars for healthy choices and use them toward YMCA Membership Services at participating YMCA locations in the San Antonio and Houston areas.

“Our number one goal at Texas State Alliance of YMCAs is to create a healthier Texas,” said Sandy Morander, chair of Texas State Alliance of YMCAs and president and CEO, YMCA of Greater San Antonio. “Through strategic partnerships such as these, we can elevate healthy living and bridge gaps in equity in the distribution of health resources.”

“We are committed to helping our members make their own health a priority,” said Mark Sanders, president and CEO of Superior HealthPlan. “Ambetter from Superior HealthPlan is proud to partner with the YMCA to provide our members easier ways to take action and make decisions that will help them and their families stay healthy.”

As an Ambetter member, participants can earn rewards for taking charge of their whole health. Ambetter’s My Health Pays® program is a fun and easy way to earn rewards for completing healthy activities. When members eat right, get active, and take control of their health, they can earn rewards points. Users must be active Ambetter members and enrolled in the My Health Pays® rewards program. Eligible users must also have a My Health Pays® Visa® Prepaid Card as part of their My Health Pays® account, which they can use at participating YMCA locations in the Greater Houston and Greater San Antonio areas. Learn how to receive the card.

“As we serve the fourth largest city in the country, we’re constantly searching for innovative partnerships and collaborations to create opportunities and meet the needs of those who need it most,” said Stephen Ives, vice chair of Texas State Alliance of YMCAs and president and CEO, YMCA of Greater Houston. “The partnership with Ambetter from Superior HealthPlan is an example of our most recent commitment to ensuring that all communities have access to health and wellness services to thrive.”

“Being one of the first organizations to respond to critical community need during the pandemic and now, we’re proud to continue pioneering leading-edge collaboration to enhance member experience,” said John Cardone, Executive Vice President Brand Experience, YMCA of Greater Houston.

Texas State Alliance fosters connections through fitness, sports, and shared interests, and encourages good health by bridging the gap between clinic and community. Nearly 990,000 Texans are actively engaged members at a local Y and over 475,000 families participate in Y signature programs like swim lessons, healthy living programs, youth sports and others.

For more information about the Texas State Alliance of YMCAs’ partnership with Ambetter from Superior HealthPlan or ways to get involved or to see if your location is participating, please visit https://www.texasymcas.org/.

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About Texas State Alliance of YMCAs

The Texas State Alliance of YMCAs represents the interests and concerns of 23 independent Ys across Texas to build capacity and leadership in the areas of Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.  The Alliance functions to advocate on behalf of local Ys to promote our three areas of focus while fostering statewide communication and collaboration in over 200 urban, suburban and rural communities. Collectively, we serve more than 1.4 million Texans; so that together we can inspire change by addressing local issues and strengthening communities. Through strategic partnerships and collaborations with school districts, higher education institutions, hospitals, local and state government; we work diligently to achieve our mission of building healthy spirit, mind and body.

About Superior HealthPlan 

Founded in 1999, Superior HealthPlan is a managed care company that delivers quality healthcare throughout Texas. Committed to transforming the health of the community, one person at a time, Superior supports active local involvement in all 254 Texas counties with more than 4,000 employees in 8 offices throughout the state. Superior is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-national healthcare enterprise offering both core Medicaid and specialty services. More information on Superior can be found at www.SuperiorHealthPlan.com.

The My Health Pays Visa® Prepaid Card is issued by The Bancorp Bank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.  Card cannot be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. See Cardholder Agreement for complete usage restrictions.