Centene Corporation to Present at Cowen and Company 7th Annual Global Health Care Conference

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2006--Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that it will present at the Cowen and Company Global Health Care Conference, which will be held November 7-8, 2006 at The Landmark Hotel, in London, England.

Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Centene, will present on Tuesday, November 7, at 9:20 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time. The presentation will be available at: http://www.corporate-ir.net/ireye/confLobby.zhtml?ticker=CNC&item_id= 1399570 (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.) as a live, audio webcast; 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 benefit 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