Centene Corporation to Present at 25th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2006--Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that it will present at the 25th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, which will be held January 8-11, 2007 at The Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco.

Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Centene, will present on Tuesday, January 9, at 3:30 p.m., Pacific Time. The presentation will be available as a live, audio webcast at: https://events.jpmorgan.com; then it will be archived for replay 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 Georgia, 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, managed vision, nurse triage, pharmacy benefits management and treatment compliance. Information regarding Centene is available via the Internet at www.centene.com.

CONTACT: Centene Corporation
Lisa M. Wilson, 212-759-3929
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations

SOURCE: Centene Corporation