May 10, 2013
Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the
Board of Supervisors have issued a notification of intent to award Centene's subsidiary, California Health and Wellness Plan, a contract to serve approximately 55,000 Medi-Cal beneficiaries in
, pending finalization of a contract.
"Centene's national experience, coupled with the local knowledge and support of the
Board of Supervisors, will ensure Medi-Cal members receive locally-delivered healthcare services of the highest quality," said
, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer for Centene. "
represents an important part of our expansion and long-term commitment to
Earlier this year, DHCS notified California Health and Wellness Plan of its intent to award a contract for 18 counties under the Medi-Cal Managed Care Rural Expansion program, pending finalization of a contract. Both of these programs are expected to begin in the second half of 2013.
About Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading
healthcare enterprise that provides programs and related services to the rising number of 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),
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, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management and telehealth services.
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