RELEASE: Centene awarded statewide Medicaid contract In Iowa

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that its Iowa subsidiary, Iowa Total Care, Inc., has been tentatively awarded a statewide contract for the IA Health Link Program. Pending regulatory approval, the contract is expected to commence on July 1, 2019.

“We are pleased to be selected for the IA Health Link Program,” said Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman and CEO for Centene. “We look forward to working with the state of Iowa to deliver on our mission of providing better health outcomes for Iowa residents at a lower cost to the state.”

The IA Health Link Program provides integrated Medicaid managed care coverage, including long-term services and supports (LTSS) and behavioral health, to over 600,000 Medicaid members in the state.

“Iowa Total Care is pleased to have been selected as an intended awardee for the IA Health Link Program,” said Brent Layton, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer for Centene. “We look forward to partnering with the state and the provider community while ensuring the people of Iowa have access to comprehensive, quality healthcare.”

About Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government sponsored and commercial 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 Services and Supports (LTSS), in addition to other state-sponsored programs, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly known as “Part D”), dual eligible programs and programs with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Centene also provides healthcare services to groups and individuals delivered through commercial health plans. Centene 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 management, care management software, correctional healthcare services, dental benefits management, commercial programs, home-based primary care services, life and health management, vision benefits management, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.

Centene uses its investor relations website to publish important information about the Company, including information that may be deemed material to investors. Financial and other information about Centene is routinely posted and is accessible on Centene’s investor relations website,

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