2013.05.31 Form 8-K
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 31, 2013
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Item 8.01 Other Events
On May 31, 2013, we issued a press release announcing that our subsidiary, Kentucky Spirit Health Plan (Kentucky Spirit), received a summary judgment ruling from the Franklin County Circuit Court in Kentucky. The Court ruled that Kentucky Spirit does not have the contractual right to terminate its Medicaid managed care contract with the Commonwealth of Kentucky before the end of the initial term. Kentucky Spirit is analyzing the ruling and evaluating its legal alternatives.
The Company's 2013 earnings guidance has not been adjusted to reflect any impact related to the judgment ruling in Kentucky. The Company expects to update its 2013 earnings guidance to include any impact of the Kentucky judgment ruling as additional information becomes available or in its second quarter earnings release.
The full text of the press release is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
99.1 Press release of Centene Corporation issued May 31, 2013.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
June 6, 2013
/s/ William N. Scheffel
William N. Scheffel
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Press release of Centene Corporation issued May 31, 2013.