ST. LOUIS, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that it plans to launch its Health Insurance Marketplace product, Ambetter, in Missouri for 2018. Centene anticipates to cover 40 counties, including the "bare counties" that were expected not to have coverage by any other health insurers in 2018. Below is the full list of 2018 counties that Centene will cover.
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"Centene is proud to be headquartered in the state of Missouri. Our local Missouri health plan, Home State Health, has been proudly serving Medicaid members since 2012," said Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman, President and CEO of Centene. "We strive to be a responsible partner with the state and are committed to working closely with regulators and policymakers to collaborate on actions that stabilize the market and offer affordable coverage options."
Centene previously announced its commitment to participating on the 2018 exchanges and is currently working through the regulatory process in those states.
About Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government sponsored 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 Care (LTC), in addition to other state-sponsored programs, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly known as "Part D"), as well as programs with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 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, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.
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