Fidelis Care has taken a major step to ensure that the company’s mission will be strengthened for the future by reaching an agreement under which we will become Centene’s health plan in New York State.
By joining with Centene, Fidelis Care will have the support, investment, and innovation that are necessary to meet the health care needs of New York State residents – today and in the future. Fidelis Care and Centene share a common mission, and like Fidelis Care, Centene also had humble beginnings, starting as a single health plan in 1984. Since that time, Centene has expanded its commitment to underserved populations. Today, Centene is one of the largest providers of Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and other government-sponsored and commercial programs in the country, serving more than 12 million members in 28 states while maintaining a local, decentralized approach.
Fidelis Care remains committed to the fulfillment of our mission, which continues to drive our focus on ensuring access to the highest-quality care and service for residents in all 62 counties of the State. Centene’s scale, expertise, and resources will enable Fidelis Care to further enhance the well-being of our members and continue to build linkages and systems for the coordination of care and services. Our shared goal is to improve the health care experience not only for members, but also for providers, who are our partners in quality care.
Once the agreement is finalized, Centene will maintain the Fidelis Care name, mission, and management team, and will welcome Fidelis Care’s more than 4,000 dedicated team members to the Centene family. Fidelis Care members will continue to use their Fidelis Care ID card, have the same benefits, see their health care providers, and work with the same Fidelis Care Representatives they’ve come to know and trust.