Centene Corporation to Present at Bear Stearns 19th Annual Healthcare Conference

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 8, 2006--Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that it will present at the Bear Stearns 19th Annual Healthcare Conference, which will be held September 11-12, 2006 at The Grand Hyatt, New York City.

Lisa M. Wilson, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations of Centene, will present on Monday, September 11, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be available as a live, audio webcast at: http://cc.talkpoint.com/BEAR002/091106a_cy/?entity=centene; 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

SOURCE: Centene Corporation