Centene acquires NextLevel Health Partners
… Centene Acquires NextLevel Health Partners …


Centene continues its aggressive growth through acquisition in heavily-regulated, high risk managed care market sectors

A small scale deal by Centene standards, it is deeply strategic for the company in market access terms

The NextLevel Health Partners membership has a large footprint in the greater Chicago, Illinois marketplace and the densely populated inner-city Cook County area. This positions Centene to gain greater market access within one of the largest urban healthcare marketplaces in the nation plus enables it to establish further relationships with numerous physicians and healthcare provider organizations.

The $15 billion acquisition of WellCare by Centene strengthened its position as a healthcare and pharmacy benefits payer

In 2019 Centene acquired Tampa, Florida-based WellCare for $15 billion. This addition to Centene brought them to over 22 million total covered lives. While Centene did have to divest a small portion of its members to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield to satisfy regulators, Centene nonetheless achieved a significant milestone goal.

Centene specializes in and excels by operating in deeply regulated and complex healthcare and pharmacy benefit sectors

Centene is a respected leader in the Medicaid and Medicare markets. Their Medicaid business unit supports TANF, CHIP, foster care, ABD and long-term care sectors.



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