Centene Corp. last week said that its Illinois Medicaid subsidiary, Meridian Health Plan of Illinois, Inc., will absorb about 56,000 members from the recently shuttered NextLevel Health Partners. The Chicago-based Medicaid plan closed its doors after a planned acquisition by Molina Healthcare fell through in April. Centene’s two Illinois subsidiaries, Meridian and IlliniCare, currently serve 344,365 Medicaid members in the state.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans