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Statutory Capital Requirements And Dividend Restrictions

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Statutory Capital Requirements And Dividend Restrictions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Statutory Capital Requirements And Dividend Restrictions [Abstract]  
Statutory Capital Requirements And Dividend Restrictions

14. Statutory Capital Requirements and Dividend Restrictions

Various state laws require Centene's regulated subsidiaries to maintain minimum capital levels specified by each state and restrict the amount of dividends that may be paid without prior regulatory approval. At December 31, 2011 and 2010, Centene's subsidiaries, had aggregate statutory capital and surplus of $619,900 and $516,100, respectively, compared with the required minimum aggregate statutory capital and surplus of $342,000 and $308,000, respectively.