Centene’s Florida Subsidiary Announced As Intended Medicaid Contract Awardee

Centene’s Florida Subsidiary Announced As Intended Medicaid Contract Awardee


SUNRISE, Fla., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) posted its notice of intent to award a contract for the Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) program to Centene’s Florida subsidiary Sunshine State Health Plan (Sunshine Health). After challenge and contract readiness periods are completed, enrollment is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2014 and should be completed by October 2014.

Under the intended MMA contract, Sunshine Health will serve members in 9 of the 11 regions covered under the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care program, which includes most TANF recipients as well as ABD and dual eligible members. In addition, Sunshine Health was the only plan recommended for a contract award for the Child Welfare (Foster Care) Specialty Plan. Sunshine Health is currently the largest HMO provider under the Long Term Care portion of the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care program with a contract to serve members in 10 of Florida’s 11 regions.

“Sunshine Health is honored that the State has announced its intent to select our health plan to serve so many Florida families and children,” said Chris Paterson, CEO of Sunshine Health. “Our employees are committed to transforming the health of their local communities, one individual at a time, and we appreciate the opportunity to continue our successful relationship with AHCA in that effort.”

Sunshine Health currently serves approximately 215,000 members in Florida under Medicaid, S-CHIP, Long Term Care, Nursing Home Diversion and Medicare D-SNP contracts.

About Sunshine Health

Sunshine Health is a Florida health plan and a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise offering both core Medicaid and specialty services. Information regarding Sunshine Health is available via the Internet at http://www.sunshinehealth.com


Beth Nunnally

VP, External Relations

Phone: (850) 510-9371

SOURCE Sunshine State Health Plan

Centene’s Florida Subsidiary Announced As Intended Medicaid Contract Awardee