Centene Corporation to Webcast ''Continuing Ed'' Investor Meeting

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 26, 2005--Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that it will webcast its "Continuing Education" investor meeting scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City.

Michael F. Neidorff, Centene's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Karey Witty, Chief Financial Officer, will discuss the Company's business and its recent and projected operating results. Investors and other interested parties are invited to listen to the presentation via a live, Internet broadcast at the Company's website at: www.centene.com.

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 and treatment compliance. Information regarding Centene is available via the Internet at www.centene.com.

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