Centene Corporation President and CEO Michael Neidorff to Present on Panel at SG Cowen Health Care Policy Conference V

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 8, 2003--Centene Corporation (Nasdaq:CNTE) announced today that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael F. Neidorff, will present at the SG Cowen and International Strategy & Investment Health Care Policy Conference V. The conference will be held at The Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Neidorff will participate in a panel to discuss "Managed Care: Reform and Reimbursement Issues" on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 from 3:15 - 4:15 pm Eastern Time. The panel discussion will be available online as a live audio webcast at http://www.centene.com under the investor relations tab.

Centene Corporation provides 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). Centene operates health plans in Wisconsin, Indiana, Texas and New Jersey. Information regarding Centene is available via the Internet at www.centene.com.

CONTACT: Centene Corporation Mr. Karey L. Witty, 314/725-4477
Investor Relations
In-Site Communications
Lisa M. Wilson, 212/759-3929

SOURCE: Centene Corporation