St. Louis County Police Department said Tuesday that a child care center would be built for law enforcement, with support from the family foundation of the late Centene Corp. CEO Michael Neidorff.

Michael Neidorff honored posthumously for leadership in business and philanthropy

Neidorff, who proved to be a difference maker in Ferguson, has been selected as the 2017 Citizen of the Year. The honor is sponsored by the Post-Dispatch and selected by a committee of past winners.

Ok, ever since the late Michael Neidorff passed away, I have not been as involved or liked Centene. I think he was the driving force behind Centene, he’s now gone, he was a great man. We own Humana for our charitable trust, and that’s the one that I’m sticking with, even though it’s not been that great because of high medical loss ratio that everyone’s so worried about.

Jim Cramer, CNBC

First of all, the healthcare business is being killed by the government. But also Mr. Neidorff passed away, who ran that company so well. So it’s very hard for me to judge it without Mr. Neidorff. That’s just the way I look at it.

Jim Cramer, CNBC

In 2022 the Ellis Island Honors Society awarded Michael Neidorff the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The Medal is presented annually to those who have shown an outstanding commitment to serving our nation either professionally, culturally or civically. Other 2022 recipients include former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and former U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke.

"Health insurer Centene said the addition of WellCare Health Plans means the company now serves “1 in every 15 Americans” as a national provider of government-sponsored healthcare including Obamacare."

"Friends and associates of the late Michael Neidorff, including former President Bill Clinton, paid tribute to him Sunday as a visionary business leader, loving husband and parent, and a philanthropist in his adopted hometown of St. Louis. About 600 people filled Graham Chapel at Washington University to honor Neidorff, the longtime CEO and chairman of Clayton-based Centene Corp. who died April 7 after a lengthy illness. He was 79. "We miss him beyond imagination and we treasure the memories,” said his son, Peter Neidorff, describing his father and mother, Noemi, as a “unit” during their 48 years of marriage.

"Under Neidorff, Centene grew into a national healthcare giant with revenues that eclipsed $126 billion in 2021 as more Americans signed up for Medicaid, the health insurance for low income patients it manages via contracts with states and individual coverage under the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare hit record levels during the pandemic. And Centene under Neidorff expanded into the business of Medicare Advantage, the privatized health benefits myriad health insurers offer seniors via contracts with the federal government."

"Michael F. Neidorff, who as chief executive officer of Centene Corp. transformed a tiny medical insurance firm serving three counties in 1996 into a nationwide giant in government-backed health coverage, died Thursday after what his family described as a long illness. He was 79."