DETROIT, August 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Meridian of Michiganone of Medicaid’s leading managed care plans and a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, recently celebrated 25 years of providing high quality care and service to its members across Michigan.

“Meridian has been an essential part of the Michigan community for more than two decades,” said Sean Kendal, Chairman of Plan and CEO of Meridian. “We have been and will continue to be there ever since. Michigan residents to ensure they have access to the health care coverage they need and deserve. We are grateful to celebrate this milestone and look forward to providing continued care for the state of Michigan.”

Since its inception in 1997, Meridian has experienced tremendous growth. Beginning as a small team of employees committed to providing Michiganders with access to compassionate care, Meridian has since grown to become the largest Medicaid managed care plan in the state and today serves more than half -million Medicaid, Medicare-Medicaid Plan (MMP), and Marketplace members.

Over its 25-year history, Meridian has also taken a local approach to care, embedding itself in the communities it serves. This includes partnerships with over 40 community organizations, dedicated employees who have volunteered hundreds of hours in their communities, and over $1.3 million in grants to support local providers, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and community partners.

In recognition of his birthday, Meridian employees performed 25 acts of kindness across the state. They donated clothes to Foster Closet from Michigan, a non-profit organization with multiple locations throughout the state that cares for children placed in the foster care system. To encourage some of the most vulnerable members of the health plan, employees wrote heartfelt letters to seniors to brighten their day. And, amid the ongoing nationwide formula shortage, Meridian employees delivered formula to Destined for Greatness, a Detroit nonprofit that seeks to empower and motivate at-risk young girls ages 11-21 through its mentorship program.

About Meridian
meridian of Michigan provides government-sponsored managed care services to families, children, seniors, and people with complex medical needs, primarily through Medicaid (Meridian), Medicare Advantage (Welfare), Medicare-Medicaid plans (MeridianComplete), and the health insurance market (Ambetter of Meridian). Meridian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading healthcare company committed to helping people live healthier lives. For more information about Meridian, visit mimeridian.com.

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