ST. LOUIS, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) has been awarded the 2010 Corporate Achievement and Image Award from the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL). The honor was announced recently at the NBCSL's annual conference held in Atlanta, Georgia.
The prestigious award is given annually to individuals or corporations who work closely with African American legislators on key issues impacting the African American community. In addition, Centene Corporation was singled out for assisting the NBCSL in its networking activities with members and advocates.
"We are truly honored to be recognized by this organization and its membership of outstanding African American elected officials," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Neidorff.
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, long-term care, 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 www.centene.com.
About The National Black Caucus of State Legislators
The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) is a membership association, representing more than 600 African American state legislators hailing from 42 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. NBCSL members represent more than 50 million Americans of various racial backgrounds. NBCSL monitors federal and state activity and provides this information to its members through policy symposiums and conferences. Each year, NBCSL members pass policy resolutions that directly impact federal and state policy. The organization focuses on issues that directly impact US domestic policy and is committed to policies that positively affect all Americans.
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