FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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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 * BROOKS MARK J 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)
EVP, Chief Information Officer
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
7700 FORSYTH BOULEVARD
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
5/7/2021
(Street)
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  5/7/2021    S    15000 (1) D $68  164321 (2) 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 (3)                 2/15/2019  2/15/2019 (4) Common Stock  548.12    548.12  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  This sale is pursuant to a 10b5-1 Trading Plan that was established on March 17, 2021.
(2)  Ownership includes 96,469 shares of restricted stock subject to vesting requirements.
(3)  Each share of phantom stock represents the right to receive the fair market value of one share of Centene common stock.
(4)  The phantom stock has no formal expiration date. The phantom stock will be settled in cash or other non-Company securities upon Mr. Brooks' termination with the Company or on such other date Mr. Brooks may elect.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
BROOKS MARK J
7700 FORSYTH BOULEVARD
ST. LOUIS, MO 63105


EVP, Chief Information Officer

Signatures
/s/ Christopher A. Koster (executed by attorney-in-fact) 5/11/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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