Posted by Heidi Schwartz
Centene Corporation has announced plans to build a new claims processing center in Ferguson, MO creating 150 to 200 full-time jobs with a multitude of benefits, including extensive health care, dental and vision insurance. The facility will process claims from Centene’s Missouri based Home State Health Plan and overflow from its other health plans across the country.
“This is the right thing to do for the community, state and our shareholders,” said Centene CEO and Chairman Michael Neidorff. “It is time for action not talk.”
Centene has initiated the process and has an aggressive plan in place for developing the project. While a normal project of this scope generally takes up to 18 months, Centene has authorized an expedited timeline. In the meantime, the company is looking for a temporary site for training and development.
“The new Centene service center complex will include employee development and training, an on-site daycare, full service cafeteria and an auditorium for educational advancement,” explained Neidorff.
“I would like to thank the leadership of the state, county and local governments, particularly Gov. Jay Nixon who has worked closely to make these exciting plans come to fruition,” said Centene Chief Financial Officer William Scheffel.