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Centene Corp. has appointed Drew Asher as its new chief financial officer (CFO) and executive vice president, replacing Jeffrey Schwaneke, who is rotating to manage the firm’s HealthCare Enterprises venture capital division. Asher joined Centene in early 2020 when the company acquired WellCare, where Asher was CFO for six years. In the year since, Asher has managed Centene’s Specialty division. Schwaneke will help manage “a portfolio of high growth companies independent of Centene health plans, designing differentiated platform capabilities and delivering industry-leading products and services to third-party customers.” Read more at https://bit.ly/2SFFzxg.

Amazon.com Inc.’s Amazon Care subsidiary closed its first deal to offer app-based care services to an employer, according to press reports. The contract is with fitness equipment firm Peloton Interactive, Inc.’s recently acquired subsidiary Precor. The tech and e-commerce giant revealed in March that it would make Amazon Care available to enterprise clients which, like Precor, are based near Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, and said it will eventually roll out employer offerings nationwide. Press releases from Amazon have positioned the employer-facing offering as an in-network, virtual primary and urgent care provider for self-insured employers. Read more at https://bit.ly/33G6ewb.

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