Centene Corp., a managed care company based in Clayton, has decided to locate a new claims processing center in Ferguson that will provide up to 200 jobs. The unrest following the shooting of an unarmed black youth by a white police officer prompted Centene to select the St. Louis suburb for the expansion.
“Centene views this as a way to help the community and we have the confidence in the residents of Ferguson,” Centene’s chairman and chief executive Michael Neidorff said in a statement.
Centene, a Fortune 500 company based eight miles south of Ferguson, said the center will process claims from its Missouri-based State Health Plan, in addition to overflow from its contracts in other states. Before the center opens, Centene plans to open a temporary site to train and develop new employees.