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Segment Information

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Segment Information
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2012
Segment Reporting [Abstract]  
Segment Information
Segment Information

Centene operates in two segments: Medicaid Managed Care and Specialty Services.  The Medicaid Managed Care segment consists of Centene’s health plans including all of the functions needed to operate them.  The Specialty Services segment consists of Centene’s specialty companies offering products for behavioral health, care management software, health insurance exchanges, individual health insurance, life and health management, managed vision, telehealth services, and pharmacy benefits management.  The health plans in Arizona, operated by our long-term care company, and Massachusetts, operated by our individual health insurance provider, are also included in the Specialty Services segment.
 
Segment information for the three months ended September 30, 2012, follows:
 
Medicaid
Managed Care
 
Specialty
Services
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Total
Premium and service revenues from external customers
$
1,994,867

 
$
217,597

 
$

 
$
2,212,464

Premium and service revenues from internal customers
25,138

 
442,387

 
(467,525
)
 

Total premium and service revenues
$
2,020,005

 
$
659,984

 
$
(467,525
)
 
$
2,212,464

Earnings (loss) from operations
$
(55,363
)
 
$
27,722

 
$

 
$
(27,641
)

Segment information for the three months ended September 30, 2011, follows:
 
Medicaid
Managed Care
 
Specialty
Services
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Total
Premium and service revenues from external customers
$
1,080,038

 
$
185,243

 
$

 
$
1,265,281

Premium and service revenues from internal customers
16,976

 
171,358

 
(188,334
)
 

Total premium and service revenues
$
1,097,014

 
$
356,601

 
$
(188,334
)
 
$
1,265,281

Earnings from operations
$
38,387

 
$
10,160

 
$

 
$
48,547


Segment information for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, follows:
 
Medicaid
Managed Care
 
Specialty
Services
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Total
Premium and service revenues from external customers
$
5,293,736

 
$
643,795

 
$

 
$
5,937,531

Premium and service revenues from internal customers
62,751

 
1,206,293

 
(1,269,044
)
 

Total premium and service revenues
$
5,356,487

 
$
1,850,088

 
$
(1,269,044
)
 
$
5,937,531

Earnings (loss) from operations
$
(69,846
)
 
$
29,657

 
$

 
$
(40,189
)

Segment information for the nine months ended September 30, 2011, follows:
 
Medicaid
Managed Care
 
Specialty
Services
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Total
Premium and service revenues from external customers
$
3,179,601

 
$
542,857

 
$

 
$
3,722,458

Premium and service revenues from internal customers
50,020

 
495,829

 
(545,849
)
 

Total premium and service revenues
$
3,229,621

 
$
1,038,686

 
$
(545,849
)
 
$
3,722,458

Earnings from operations
$
109,004

 
$
33,943

 
$

 
$
142,947