Centene Corporation to Present at Upcoming Healthcare Conferences

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that it will present at two upcoming healthcare conferences this month.

At the Bank of America and Merrill Lynch 2009 Health Care Conference, to be held May 11-14, 2009, at The New York Palace Hotel, Centene will present Wednesday, May 13th, at 2:40 PM Eastern Time. Investors and other interested parties may access the live, audio webcast of Centene's presentation at the following link: http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/bas/healthcare09/id79210232.cfm.

The following week, at the Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. 34th Annual Health Care Conference, to be held May 18-19, 2009, at the InterContinental Boston, Centene will present Monday, May 18th, at 4:25 PM Eastern Time. By going to the following site -http://www.corporate-ir.net/ireye/conflobby.zhtml?ticker=CNC&item_id=2176166 - investors and other interested parties may listen to a live, audio webcast of the presentation.

A webcast replay can be accessed shortly after each presentation via the Company's website at www.centene.com under the Investor Relations section.

About Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and related services to individuals receiving benefits under Medicaid, including the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care, Long-Term Care and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). The Company operates local health plans and offers a wide range of health insurance solutions to individuals and the rising number of uninsured Americans. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health, life and health management, managed vision, telehealth services, pharmacy benefits management and medication adherence. Information regarding Centene is available via the Internet at www.centene.com.

    Source: Centene Corporation