Centene Corporation to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners' Healthcare Tailwinds 2005 Conference

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2005--Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that it will present at the Thomas Weisel Partners' Healthcare Tailwinds 2005 Conference, which will be held September 7-9, 2005, at the Four Seasons Boston.

Michael F. Neidorff, Centene's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present on Thursday, September 8, at 8:35 a.m. Eastern Time. Investors and other interested parties are invited to listen to the presentation via a live, Internet broadcast at: http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/twp/hc2005/29202378.cfm or via the Company's web site at: www.centene.com. The presentation will be archived for 14 days after the conference.

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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             Lisa M. Wilson, 212-759-3929

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