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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * TONEY COLIN A 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol CENTENE CORP [ CNC ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
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(Last)          (First)          (Middle)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
ST. LOUIS, MO 63105
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock                 52123 (1) D   

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Phantom Stock  $0.0 (2) 8/19/2022    A     26.323 (3)     8/19/2022  8/19/2022 (4) Common Stock  26.323  $95.34  399.567  D   
Common Stock Option (right to buy)  $81.85                   (5) 12/15/2031  Common Stock  9818.0    9818  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Ownership includes 48,435 shares of restricted stock subject to vesting requirements.
(2)  Each share of phantom stock represents the right to receive the fair market value of one share of Centene common stock.
(3)  The phantom stock was acquired by Mr. Toney through regularly scheduled payroll contributions to the Company's deferred compensation plan.
(4)  The phantom stock has no formal expiration date. The phantom stock will be settled in cash or other non-Company securities upon Mr. Toney's termination with the Company, or on such other date Mr. Toney may elect.
(5)  Performance Stock Option granted on December 15, 2021, may become exercisable on or after the third anniversary of the grant date if the closing price of CNC's common stock equals or exceeds $100 per share for 20 consecutive trading days following the grant date.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
ST. LOUIS, MO 63105

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/s/ Christopher A. Koster (executed by attorney-in-fact) 8/23/2022
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

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