Centene Corporation to Present at 2005 UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference

January 31, 2005 at 4:30 PM EST

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2005--Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) announced today that it will present at the 2005 UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference, which will be held February 14-16, 2005, at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.

Michael F. Neidorff, Centene's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be available at http://event.streamx.us/event/default.asp?event=ubs20050214 as a live, audio webcast, then archived for on-demand listening 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, nurse triage and pharmacy 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