Fitch Publishes Unrated Issuer Report on Centene

NEW YORK--()--Fitch Ratings today published an Unrated Issuer Report (UIR) on Centene Corporation (Centene). UIRs provide analytical perspective and transparency on key issues that impact an organization's creditworthiness but without providing a credit rating or rating-like opinion.

The report highlights Centene's growth strategy, which Fitch considers the company's main credit issue and includes a peer analysis. A summary of market-based indicators rounds out the UIR.

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Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

--'Centene Corporation Unrated Issuer Report' (April 2014);

--'2014 Outlook: U.S. Health Insurance and Managed Care (December 2013).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research: Centene Corporation (Rapid Growth Presents Risks)

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=743815

2014 Outlook: U.S. Health Insurance and Managed Care (ACA to Increase Volumes but Reduce Margins)

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=726477

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Greg Dickerson, +1-212-908-0220
Director
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
One State Street Plaza
New York, NY 10004
or
Mark E. Rouck, CPA, CFA, +1-312-368-2085
Senior Director
or
Media Relations, New York
Brian Bertsch, +1-212-908-0549
brian.bertsch@fitchratings.com