Expanded Eligibility for Part-Time Associates, Children to Start
May 13 and Cost of Medicines for Many Common Conditions Reduced in 2007
WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — In a speech today
at the World Health Care Congress, Susan Chambers, executive vice
president of the people division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. , announced
additional changes to Wal-Mart’s health benefits as part of the
company’s ongoing efforts to provide affordable, accessible
healthcare for its associates.
“Working families want three things when it comes to health
care: affordability, accessibility, and security,” said Ms.
Chambers. “These improvements offer every associate — both
full-time and part-time — and their children the health coverage they
need at a price they can afford.”
Ms. Chambers highlighted key changes Wal-Mart is making including
decreasing co-pays on generic medications for common conditions such as
diabetes, hypertension hypertension