Centene Corporation Schedules First Quarter 2009 Financial Results Conference Call

Reminder: 7th Annual Investor Day in New York City June 2, 2009

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 1, 2009-- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2009 financial results at approximately 6:00 AM (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, and host a conference call shortly thereafter at 8:30 AM (Eastern Time) to review the results. Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Eric R. Slusser, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, of Centene Corporation will host the call.

Investors and other interested parties are invited to listen to the conference call by dialing 800-273-1254 in the U.S. and Canada, 973-638-3440 from abroad, or via a live Internet broadcast on the Company's website at www.centene.com, under the Investor Relations section.

A replay will be available for on-demand listening shortly after the completion of the call until 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at the aforementioned URL, or by dialing 800-642-1687 in the U.S. and Canada, or 706-645-9291 from abroad, and entering access code 93132567.

Investors and other interested parties are also reminded that Centene’s 7th Annual Investor Day will be held in New York City on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, beginning at 8:00 AM (Eastern Time); invitations to follow.

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

Centene Corporation
Edmund E. Kroll, Jr.
Senior Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations