ST. LOUIS, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) ("Centene") announced today that it has completed the transaction to purchase a non-controlling interest in Ribera Salud S.A., a Spanish health management group. Centene will be a joint shareholder with Ribera Salud S.A.'s remaining investor, Banco Sabadell, the fourth largest private bank in Spain.
About Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and services to government sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and Long Term Care (LTC), in addition to other state-sponsored/hybrid programs, and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). The company operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health, care management software, correctional systems healthcare, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.
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