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CeltiCare Wins Renewal of Contract With the State of Massachusetts

ST. LOUIS, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachusetts, a Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) subsidiary, today announced that the state of Massachusetts has renewed its contract to serve Commonwealth Care Bridge Program members, effective July 1, 2010.  Under the contract, CeltiCare will continue to provide high-quality health insurance to Massachusetts residents enrolled in the Commonwealth Care Bridge Program, which serves the state's legal immigrant population.  

"We are pleased to continue working with the state and are committed to providing members of the Bridge program with access to excellent care and exceptional member service," said Richard Lynch, President and CEO, CeltiCare.  "Our members have expressed a high level of satisfaction with regard to the quality and value of care they have received and we look forward to working with the state of Massachusetts to bring our cost-effective, high-quality model to many more people."

About CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachusetts

Founded in 2009, Boston-based CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachusetts is a managed care organization that provides high-quality, cost-effective health insurance to Massachusetts residents enrolled in the Commonwealth Care and Commonwealth Choice programs. CeltiCare is committed to helping its members achieve better health outcomes by providing high-quality benefits, services and wellness education. Backed by parent company Celtic Group, Inc., CeltiCare offers a new form of local managed care that is tailored to the needs of Massachusetts' progressive healthcare system.

About Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading multi-line 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 Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and long-term care, in addition to other state-sponsored programs, and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). Centene's CeltiCare subsidiary offers states unique "exchange-based" and other cost-effective coverage solutions for low-income populations. 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, life and health management, managed vision, telehealth services, and pharmacy benefits management. More information regarding Centene is available at

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