Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Business Combinations [Abstract]  

WellCare Transaction

On March 26, 2019, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the Merger Agreement) with Wellington Merger Sub I, Inc., a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (Merger Sub I), Wellington Merger Sub II, Inc., a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (Merger Sub II), and WellCare, providing for (i) the merger of Merger Sub I with and into WellCare (the First Merger), with WellCare continuing as the surviving corporation of the First Merger and a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the Surviving Corporation), and (ii) immediately after the effective time of the First Merger (the First Effective Time), the merger of the Surviving Corporation with and into Merger Sub II (the Second Merger), with Merger Sub II continuing as the surviving corporation of the Second Merger and a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. At the First Effective Time, each share of common stock of WellCare issued and outstanding immediately prior to the First Effective Time will be automatically canceled and converted into the right to receive 3.38 of validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable shares of Centene common stock and $120.00 in cash, without interest. The WellCare transaction is valued at approximately $17.3 billion, including existing WellCare debt (based on the Centene closing stock price on March 25, 2019). The transaction is subject to approval by Centene and WellCare stockholders and is also conditioned on clearance under the Hart-Scott Rodino Act, receipt of state regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

Fidelis Care Acquisition

On July 1, 2018, the Company acquired substantially all of the assets of Fidelis Care for approximately $3.6 billion of cash consideration, including a working capital adjustment. The purchase price continues to be subject to adjustments related to changes in working capital through June 2019, which will be settled subsequent to the second quarter of 2019. The Fidelis Care acquisition expanded the Company's scale and presence to New York State.

The acquisition of Fidelis Care was accounted for as a business combination using the acquisition method of accounting that requires assets acquired and liabilities assumed to be recognized at fair value as of the acquisition date. Any necessary adjustments from preliminary estimates will be finalized within one year from the date of acquisition. Measurement period adjustments will be recorded in the period in which they are determined, as if they had been completed at the acquisition date. The Company has completed its valuation procedures on cash and cash equivalents, restricted deposits, and property, software and equipment, but the valuation of all remaining assets and liabilities has not been finalized. The Company has performed preliminary valuation procedures on all assets acquired and liabilities assumed and accordingly has recorded provisional amounts, which are subject to adjustment. The Company is waiting on additional information related to certain liabilities and performing a detailed analysis on the valuation of premium and related receivables.

The Company's preliminary allocation of the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of the acquisition date of July 1, 2018 is as follows ($ in millions):
Assets acquired and liabilities assumed
Cash and cash equivalents

Premium and related receivables

Other current assets

Restricted deposits

Property, software and equipment, net

Intangible assets (a)

Other long-term assets

Total assets acquired

Medical claims liability

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

Return of premium payable

Unearned revenue

Other long-term liabilities

Total liabilities assumed

Total identifiable net assets

Goodwill (b)

Total assets acquired and liabilities assumed

The Company has made the following preliminary fair value adjustments based on information reviewed through March 31, 2019. Significant fair value adjustments are noted as follows:

The identifiable intangible assets acquired are to be measured at fair value as of the completion of the acquisition. The preliminary fair value of intangible assets is determined primarily using variations of the "income approach," which is based on the present value of the future after tax cash flows attributable to each identified intangible asset. Other valuation methods, including the market approach and cost approach, were also considered in estimating the fair value. The Company has estimated the fair value of intangible assets to be $956 million with a weighted average life of 13 years. The identifiable intangible assets include customer relationships, trade names, provider contracts and developed technology.

The fair values and weighted average useful lives for identifiable intangible assets acquired are as follows:
Fair Value
Weighted Average Useful Life (in years)
Customer relationships

Trade name

Provider contracts

Developed technologies

Total intangible assets acquired


The acquisition resulted in $1.6 billion of goodwill related primarily to synergies expected from the acquisition and the assembled workforce of Fidelis Care. All of the goodwill has been assigned to the Managed Care segment. The goodwill is deductible for income tax purposes.