Centene Corporation to Present at 2006 Citigroup Global Healthcare Conference

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 15, 2006--Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) today announced that it will present at the 2006 Citigroup Global Healthcare Conference, which will be held February 27-March 1, 2006, at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Michael F. Neidorff, Centene's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present on Tuesday, February 28, 2006, at 9:10 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will also be available as a live audio webcast by logging on to the following website, http://www.vercast.com/webcasts/citigroup/healthcare06/83203461.cfm, where it will then be archived for 15 days.

About Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation provides multi-line managed care programs and related services to individuals receiving benefits under Medicaid, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The Company operates health plans in Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin. In addition, the Company contracts with other healthcare organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health, disease management, nurse triage, pharmacy benefit management and treatment compliance. Information regarding Centene is available via the Internet at www.centene.com.

CONTACT: Centene Corporation, St. Louis Investor Relations: Lisa Wilson, 212-759-3929

SOURCE: Centene Corporation