Walmart to launch Medicare insurance agency

Northwest Arkansas News

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Walmart is entering the health insurance business.

The Bentonville-based retailer on Tuesday announced the opening of Walmart Insurance Services, LLC, which will begin selling Medicare insurance plans during this year’s Annual Enrollment Period (October 15-December 7).

The agency, which is licensed in all 50 states and Washington D.C., will provide Medicare plans (Part D, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans) offered by Humana, UnitedHealthcare, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Amerigroup, Simply Health, Wellcare (Centene), Clover Health and Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

According to Walmart, more carriers may be added in the future.

“We want customers to feel confident in selecting a Medicare plan that best fits their needs, budget and lifestyle,” said David Sullivan, general manager of Walmart Insurance Services. “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.”

In June, the retail giant opened a new health center in Northwest Arkansas.

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