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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, 2013
Statutory Capital [Abstract]  
Statutory Capital Requirements and Dividend Restriction
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, 2013 and 2012, Centene's subsidiaries, including Kentucky Spirit Health Plan, had aggregate statutory capital and surplus of $1,279,700 and $990,300, respectively, compared with the required minimum aggregate statutory capital and surplus of $686,400 and $617,000, respectively.