The health and safety of our members, employees, and communities is our uncompromising priority.
Centene is closely monitoring and following all guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and our state regulators as it is released to ensure we can quickly address and support the prevention, screening, education, and treatment of COVID-19. We are committed to protecting our communities during the outbreak.
Company leadership, our business resilience teams, and representatives from across our businesses are closely monitoring the situation as it evolves and are taking measures to keep employees safe, minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, and ensure that we can continue to provide the services that our members rely on for their health and well-being.
Centene will cover medically necessary services for the administration of Federally approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccinations in accordance with Federal (CMS) and state requirements.
As a leading healthcare company with contracts related to the federal government, we are committed to following the federal government guidelines for vaccination requirements. To reduce the spread, ensure the health and safety of our employees and members, and help protect the vulnerable populations we serve, we have committed to taking the following steps:
- Centene is requiring all employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a general condition of employment.
- All essential business contractors and subcontractors will be required to provide vaccination attestation prior to entering any Centene office.
- To provide additional time for Centene employees to be vaccinated, the first phase of Centene’s return to in-person engagement is delayed until October 18, 2021.