Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Commitments

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Commitments
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Commitments [Abstract]  
Commitments
Commitments
 
Centene and its subsidiaries lease office facilities and various equipment under non-cancelable operating leases which may contain escalation provisions. The rental expense related to these leases is recorded on a straight-line basis over the lease term, including rent holidays. Tenant improvement allowances are recorded as a liability and amortized against rent expense over the term of the lease. Rent expense was $30,562, $27,564 and $22,537 for the years ended December 31, 2013, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Annual non-cancelable minimum lease payments over the next five years and thereafter are as follows:
 
2014
$
25,350

2015
25,871

2016
24,202

2017
19,336

2018
12,628

Thereafter
18,800

 
$
126,187