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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, 2019
Statutory Capital Requirements And Dividend Restrictions [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, 2019 and 2018, Centene's subsidiaries had aggregate statutory capital and surplus of $8,725 million and $7,259 million, respectively, compared with the required minimum aggregate statutory capital and surplus of $3,407 million and $3,279 million, respectively. As of December 31, 2019, the amount of capital and surplus or net worth that was unavailable for the payment of dividends or return of capital to the Company was $3,407 million in the aggregate.