FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
NEIDORFF MICHAEL F
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
CENTENE CORP [CNC]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Chairman & CEO
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
7700 FORYSTH BOULEVARD
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
04/05/2021
(Street)

ST. LOUIS, MO 63105
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 04/05/2021   G V 15,650 D $ 0 6,624,692.351 D  
Common Stock 05/12/2021   G V 50 D $ 0 6,624,642.351 D  
Common Stock 08/31/2021   G V 79,598 D $ 0 6,545,044.351 D  
Common Stock 10/28/2021   S   20,000 (1) D $ 70.09 (2) 6,525,044.351 (3) D  
Common Stock               494,498 I By GRAT (4)
Common Stock               3,600 I By Spouse

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Phantom Stock $ 0 (5)             02/11/2011 02/11/2011(6) Common Stock 202,276.004   202,276.004 D  
Common Stock Option (right to buy) $ 59.73             12/15/2023 12/15/2030 Common Stock 150,000.00   150,000 D  
Common Stock Option (right to buy) $ 59.62             12/11/2022 12/11/2029 Common Stock 13,334.00   13,334 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
NEIDORFF MICHAEL F
7700 FORYSTH BOULEVARD
ST. LOUIS, MO 63105
  X     Chairman & CEO  

Signatures

 /s/ Christopher A. Koster (executed by attorney-in-fact)   11/01/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) This sale is pursuant to an ongoing but small diversification plan and is in accordance with a 10b5-1 Trading Plan that was established on September 14, 2021.
(2) The weighted average price for this transaction is reported within the form. Full information regarding the number of shares at each price is available upon request.
(3) Ownership includes 804,831 shares of restricted stock units subject to vesting requirements.
(4) Owned by a grantor retained annuity trust of which Mr. Neidorff is the trustee and beneficiary of the annuity.
(5) Each share of phantom stock represents the right to receive the fair market value of one share of Centene common stock.
(6) The phantom stock has no formal expiration date. The phantom stock will be settled in cash or other non-Company securities upon Mr. Neidorff's termination with the Company or on such other date Mr. Neidorff may elect.

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