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Wellcare & Centene

Wellcare is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading healthcare enterprise committed to helping people live healthier lives. For more than 20 years, Wellcare has offered a range of Medicare products, including Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDP), which offer affordable coverage beyond Original Medicare. Our focus remains on service to low-income elderly populations, allowing us to leverage existing networks and our geographic footprint.

Who We Are

Centene Corporation is committed to helping people live healthier lives. We provide access to high-quality healthcare, innovative programs and a wide range of health solutions that help families and individuals get well, stay well and be well. Our local approach allows us to help members access high-quality, culturally sensitive healthcare services. Centene is committed to corporate sustainability. The health of individuals drives our focus on the environment, removing social barriers to health and prioritizing responsible corporate governance.

For individuals and families who may not qualify for Medicaid or other government coverage, Centene offers Ambetter Health Marketplace plans in multiple markets across the United States.

Sarah M. London, Chief Executive Officer of Centene Corporation

Sarah London has spent her career at the intersection of health data, technology and healthcare delivery transformation. Her career has been driven by her early experiences working to improve health care for people of all backgrounds. Before her 2022 appointment to CEO, she was Centene’s Vice Chairman, responsible for strategy, technology, ancillary services, enterprise compliance and quality, as well as for Centene’s portfolio of independent, non-health-plan companies. Ms. London graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and holds a Master of Business Administration with High Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Careers at Centene

A collaborative, inclusive, and engaging work environment is a cornerstone of Centene’s culture. We believe that work flexibility empowers our employees to do their best work in the way they work best. We hire people that have diverse skills, passion, and vision; those who want to make a difference every day. As a certified Great Place to Work ®, there are a lot of reasons to love working at Centene, including the benefits, the mission, and the people. But don’t just take our word for it! Here’s what current employees are saying about working at Centene.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Centene Corporation?

As a diversified healthcare enterprise, Centene is committed to helping people live healthier lives. For more than 30 years, Centene has operated government-sponsored healthcare programs that save money and improve medical outcomes. We know that each state, individual and family is unique and that collaboration is key to removing barriers to health and providing access to the best care for every person.

Who is the parent company for Wellcare?

Wellcare is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading healthcare enterprise committed to transforming the health of the community, one person at a time. Centene acquired Wellcare in January 2020.

Who is the CEO of Centene?

On March 22, 2022, Centene Corporation appointed Sarah London as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Prior to her appointment as CEO, Ms. London served as Vice Chairman of the Centene Board of Directors.

When was Centene Corporation founded?

Centene was founded in 1984 as a nonprofit Medicaid plan by a former hospital bookkeeper, Elizabeth “Betty” Brinn. Founded as Family Hospital Physician Associates, the company was renamed Centene Corporation in 1997, and its corporate office established in St. Louis, Missouri.

Who is on the Centene Board of Directors?

Centene Board of Directors represents a range of experiences in areas that are relevant to the company’s business activities. Our directors understand the diverse populations we serve and possess the highest personal and

professional ethics, integrity, and values and are committed to representing the interests of our stockholders. Fred Eppinger is the Chairman of Board. Read more about who is on the Board of Directors at

Is Centene in all 50 states?

Centene offers affordable and high-quality products to nearly 1 in 15 individuals across all 50 states, including Medicaid and Medicare (including Medicare Prescription Drug Plans), Health Insurance Marketplace and the TRICARE program. Availability varies by state.

What are Centene's subsidiaries?

Centene provides a full spectrum of managed healthcare products primarily through our health plans offering Medicaid, Medicare and commercial products. Learn more about Centene subsidiaries.

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Y0020_WCM_134133E_M Last Updated On: 10/1/2023