Wal-Mart To Trim U.S. Healthcare Coverage.

Wal-Mart, the largest U.S. retailer and the nation’s largest private employer, is also slashing the amount that it puts in employees’ healthcare expense accounts by 50 percent.

The changes, which affect U.S. associates who work for Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club, are being explained during the current fall enrollment period before they take effect in January.

Preventive care such as annual checkups remains fully covered. Wal-Mart will now provide $250 for associates to use for healthcare expenses that are not covered, down from $500, and will provide $500 for families, down from $1,000.

Those who use tobacco products will also pay more, with rates varying by the type of plan someone chooses…Read more here. That’ll teach those OWS Wal-Mart Flash Mob Protesters.


Posted on October 21, 2011, in Benefits, Employee Relations and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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