Centene Corporation to Present at 2006 UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 9, 2006--Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) today announced that it will present at the 2006 UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference, which will be held February 13-15, 2006, at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City.

Michael F. Neidorff, Centene's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present on Monday, February 13, at noon Eastern Time. The presentation will be available as a live audio webcast by logging on to http://event.streamx.us/event/20060213; it then will be archived 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 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, nurse triage, pharmacy benefit management and treatment compliance. Information regarding Centene is available via the Internet at www.centene.com.

    CONTACT: Centene Corporation, St. Louis
             Investor Relations: Lisa Wilson, 212-759-3929

    SOURCE: Centene Corporation