In 2015, Centene Corporation launched SYSC in partnership with legendary Pro Football Hall of Famer Darrell Green. A big believer in the power of strengthening communities by investing in solutions that uplift young people, Centene has been the official Youth Wellness Partner of the Pro Football Hall of Fame since 2016. The FORTUNE® 25 managed health care organization and its subsidiaries host SYSC Summits in locations across the U.S., working to help kids develop important life and leadership skills.>
As the top carrier in the U.S. Health Insurance Marketplace, Centene’s reach is massive but its approach is local. In addition to providing quality healthcare, the company’s unique perspective into the lives of its more than 25 million members allows it to address additional factors that impact overall well-being, such as access to education, housing, employment, and other crucial resources.
Since its founding as a single Wisconsin Medicaid plan in the early 1980s, Centene has grown by keeping the focus on holistic solutions that meet the unique needs of each individual. Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer Michael Neidorff, the longest-tenured CEO in his field, has been Centene’s steadfast visionary for decades and is responsible for spearheading many key company initiatives, from investing in cutting-edge technology to advocating for diversity and inclusion.
Centene employs nearly 70,000 people across all 50 states and three international markets. It has offices in more than 100 locations, with major headquarters in St. Louis, MO, Charlotte, NC and Sacramento, CA. Listed among the World’s Most Admired Companies in 2021, Centene has been recognized by organizations like DiversityInc, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Disability Equality Index for its commitment to cultivating a workforce that reflects the diversity of its members.
In addition to SYSC, Centene gives back through partnerships with other SYSC partners, such as YWCA, Beyond Differences, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. The company’s charitable foundation also supports many programs at the national level, working with organizations like United Way, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and more to empower and change lives. Mr. Neidorff is a former president and current board member of the National Urban League, and many of Centene’s corporate and subsidiary leaders also serve on the boards of local community organizations.