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Segment Information

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Segment Information
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2013
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 auxiliary healthcare services and products. The health plan in Massachusetts, operated by our individual health insurance business, is included in the Specialty Services segment.

In January 2013, the Company reclassified the health plan in Arizona, which is primarily a long-term care operation, to the Medicaid Managed Care segment. As a result, the financial results of the Arizona health plan have been reclassified from the Specialty Services segment to the Medicaid Managed Care segment for all periods presented.
 
Segment information for the three months ended September 30, 2013, follows:
 
Medicaid
Managed Care
 
Specialty
Services
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Total
Premium and service revenues from external customers
$
2,510,221

 
$
223,927

 
$

 
$
2,734,148

Premium and service revenues from internal customers
9,885

 
542,238

 
(552,123
)
 

Total premium and service revenues
$
2,520,106

 
$
766,165

 
$
(552,123
)
 
$
2,734,148

Earnings from operations
$
68,083

 
$
14,148

 
$

 
$
82,231


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
$
2,072,079

 
$
140,385

 
$

 
$
2,212,464

Premium and service revenues from internal customers
25,138

 
442,388

 
(467,526
)
 

Total premium and service revenues
$
2,097,217

 
$
582,773

 
$
(467,526
)
 
$
2,212,464

Earnings (loss) from operations
$
(55,239
)
 
$
27,598

 
$

 
$
(27,641
)


Segment information for the nine months ended September 30, 2013, follows:
 
Medicaid
Managed Care
 
Specialty
Services
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Total
Premium and service revenues from external customers
$
7,367,236

 
$
543,472

 
$

 
$
7,910,708

Premium and service revenues from internal customers
31,050

 
1,660,639

 
(1,691,689
)
 

Total premium and service revenues
$
7,398,286

 
$
2,204,111

 
$
(1,691,689
)
 
$
7,910,708

Earnings from operations
$
116,609

 
$
72,752

 
$

 
$
189,361


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
$
5,507,972

 
$
429,559

 
$

 
$
5,937,531

Premium and service revenues from internal customers
62,751

 
1,206,293

 
(1,269,044
)
 

Total premium and service revenues
$
5,570,723

 
$
1,635,852

 
$
(1,269,044
)
 
$
5,937,531

Earnings (loss) from operations
$
(72,740
)
 
$
32,551

 
$

 
$
(40,189
)