Centene Corporation Schedules 2008 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Financial Results Conference Call

January 15, 2009 at 4:25 PM EST

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 15, 2009--Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that it will release its 2008 fourth quarter and year-end financial results at approximately 6:00 AM (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, and host a conference call at approximately 8:30 AM (Eastern Time) to review the results. Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Eric R. Slusser, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host the call.

Investors and other interested parties are invited to listen to the conference call by dialing 800-273-1254 in the U.S. and Canada; 973-638-3440 from abroad, or via a live, audio web cast on the Company's web site at www.centene.com, under the Investor Relations section.

A replay will be available for on-demand listening shortly after the completion of the call until 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on February 24, 2009, at the aforementioned URL, or by dialing 800-642-1687 in the U.S. and Canada, or 706-645-9291 from abroad, and entering access code 81401888.

About Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and related services to individuals receiving benefits under Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), as well as Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care, Long-Term Care and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). The Company operates local health plans and offers a range of healthcare solutions for the rising number of uninsured Americans. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health, life and health management, managed vision, nurse triage, pharmacy benefits management and treatment compliance. Information regarding Centene is available via the Internet at www.centene.com.

CONTACT: Centene Corporation
Edmund E. Kroll, 212-759-0382
Senior Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations

Source: Centene Corporation