ST. LOUIS — Centene Corp.’s Illinois subsidiary, IlliniCare Health, has been awarded the Medicaid Managed Care Program including children who are in need through the Department of Children and Family Services/Youth in Care contract by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
Contingent upon successful contract negotiations, the new four-year agreement, with the option to renew the contract for up to an additional four years, is expected to commence on Jan. 1, 2018.
“We are pleased that we will be able to continue to provide healthcare to the populations we serve and look forward to successfully negotiating the terms of the contract,” said Michael F. Neidorff, chairman, president and CEO for Centene.
IlliniCare Health is currently contracted to provide healthcare services to its Medicaid and dual-eligible Medicare populations serving more than 218,000 members. The award of the new contract will expand its service footprint from 12 counties to all 102 Illinois counties.
About Centene Corp.
Centene Corp., a Fortune 100 company based in Clayton, Mo., is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government sponsored and commercial healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals.