Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Retirement Plan

Retirement Plan
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Retirement Benefits [Abstract]  
Retirement Plan Retirement Plan
Centene has a defined contribution plan which covers substantially all employees who are at least twenty-one years of age. Under the plan, eligible employees may contribute a percentage of their base salary, subject to certain limitations. Centene may elect to match a portion of the employee's contribution. Company expense related to matching contributions to the plan was $64 million, $53 million and $42 million during the years ended December 31, 2019, 2018 and 2017, respectively.