Centene's Georgia Subsidiary Announces Successful Reprocurement of Georgia Medicaid Contract

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that its Georgia subsidiary, Peach State Health Plan, was one of the Care Management Organizations selected to serve Medicaid recipients in Georgia. The new contract is expected to start on July 1, 2016, pending regulatory approvals.

Under the new contract, Peach State Health Plan will be one of four plans serving over 1.3 million members enrolled in the Georgia Families, PeachCare for Kids and Planning for Healthy Babies programs.

"Peach State is proud to continue our nearly 10-year partnership with the Department of Community Health to provide comprehensive care to Georgia residents," said Patrick Healy, Chief Executive Officer for Peach State Health Plan. "We are looking forward to building on the relationships that we have formed with local providers and community groups to make a positive impact on the health of our members in a cost-effective manner for the state."

"We are pleased to be able to renew our services in Georgia and maintain our long-standing partnership with the State," said K. Rone Baldwin, Executive Vice President, Insurance Group, for Centene. "Our top priority in Georgia, and in our other health plans across the country, is to improve the lives of the families and communities we serve through our comprehensive, integrated care management programs."

About Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government-sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and Long Term Care (LTC), in addition to other state-sponsored/hybrid programs and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). The Company operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health management, care management software, correctional healthcare services, dental benefits management, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.


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