ST. LOUIS, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced the appointment of former Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster to Senior Vice President, Corporate Services effective today.
Mr. Koster will report directly to Chairman, President and CEO Michael F. Neidorff, and will assist in business-related issues, outside of Government Relations, for Centene's locally-based health plans across the country.
"I am honored to join a team of individuals who every day work to provide high-quality healthcare to vulnerable populations across the United States," said Mr. Koster. "In many ways, this opportunity provides the continuation of the mission I have pursued for the past decade."
Mr. Koster served as Missouri Attorney General for the past eight years. Before he was elected Attorney General, he served in the Missouri Senate for four years, and Prosecuting Attorney in Cass County for 10 years.
"I look forward to bringing Mr. Koster on board to build upon our diverse breadth of expertise and leadership on our senior team," said Mr. Neidorff. "Mr. Koster brings a unique perspective to our business, which will help us continue to drive long-term growth, and most importantly, deliver better health outcomes for our members at lower costs for our state partners."
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/hybrid 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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