Walmart is adding Medicare health insurance plans as one of its in-store offerings. According to Fox Business, this is just in time for the start of this year’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for the federal program.
“We’re building on our commitment of offering quality health services at low, transparent prices by launching Walmart Insurance Services, LLC, a licensed insurance brokerage, which will assist people with enrolling in insurance plans—and simplify what’s historically been a cumbersome, confusing process,” a press release reads.
According to the press release, Walmart Insurance Services will start selling Medicare insurance plans during the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). This will happen from October 15th to December 7th.
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Walmart’s Director of Global Communications Marliee McInnis told Fox Business that they want customers to “feel confident in selecting a Medicare plan that best fits their needs, budget and lifestyle, and we want to be a trusted partner on their health care journey.”
“Helping customers select the right Medicare insurance plan to meet their needs aligns with Walmart’s mission of helping people save money and live better.”
The press release also mentions that health care can be complicated. However, it says, “we think quality health care should be within reach of everyone, and pricing should be transparent and affordable.”