Recognizing our Veterans During Military Appreciation Month

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members of the military community participate in flag folding ceremony

Centene honors current and former members of our Armed Forces during National Military Appreciation Month. Recognized annually, the month of May includes six national observances highlighting the contributions of those who have served our country, culminating on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020.

One of the many ways Centene brings its commitment to veterans and their families to life companywide is through our Veterans and Military Families Employee Inclusion Group, CENVET. In the video below, learn how CENVET provides support and resources for members of our workforce who identify as veterans.

This year, Centene is pleased to announce a new benefit for employees called to active military duty, including the Armed Forces, National Guard, and Reserves. Effective July 1, the company will pay the difference between an eligible employee's military pay and regular rate of pay at Centene for a period of up to 26 weeks per leave.

Centene's dedication to ensuring our workplace engages our service members is further established through partnerships with organizations such as Hiring Our Heroes, Recruit Military, and The Washington Center’s Veterans Employee Trajectory Initiative which works to transform military training into workforce success. And Centene was proudly recognized in 2018 with the Patriot Award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense for its support of the National Guard and Reserves.

Centene also remains committed to helping service members, veterans, reservists, and their families access high-quality healthcare. Health Net Federal Services (HNFS), a Centene subsidiary, has served our nation's military and veterans for more than 30 years. HNFS partners with the Department of Defense to provide healthcare to service members and their families. Since 2007, HNFS has worked with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a nonprofit organization that serves those grieving the loss of a service member. Further aligning with the military community, the Centene Charitable Foundation entered into a five-year national partnership with TAPS in 2019 to support suicide prevention and postvention outreach.

From community partnerships and talent initiatives to Employee Inclusion Groups, Centene's commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is evident across the enterprise. Learn more about how we engage employees and communities of all cultures and backgrounds to better serve our more than 23 million members.