Walmart launches health insurance plans

Arkansas-based Walmart announced the opening of 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. Walmart Insurance Services will begin selling Medicare insurance plans during this year’s Annual Enrollment Period, Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.

“We 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.” – General Manager of Walmart Insurance Services, David Sullivan.

At launch, Walmart Insurance Services 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. More carriers may be added in the future.

The agency is licensed in all 50 states, plus Washington D.C., and has built a team of licensed insurance agents who can help people find the right insurance plan for them.