Health insurance is one of many topics of debate among our government officials. Many other industries are suffering alongside the nation’s debt issue and
Not Just The Local Pharmacy
As the nation’s largest drugstore chain, Walgreens plans to expand their services from the corner drugstore and pharmacy, into a competitive health insurance provider. The plans are set to launch sometime this fall, when Walgreens will become the first drugstore company to offer private health insurance coverage. Their goal is to provide a range of insurance products that can fit the budget and coverage needs of anyone.
Walgreens isn’t the only ones looking to jump on the wagon of opportunity paved by recent health reform mandates. The government recently handed down directives to create federal and state-funded public health insurance exchanges by 2014. With such high demand for new health insurance needs, many unlikely companies are joining the market to get their piece of the insurance provider pie. Large scale retailers, financial service providers and a few large payroll processer companies are among the few looking to start private health insurance exchanges. Whether through a public health insurance exchange, or private, the increase in health insurance options comes as good news for the uninsured or those looking to get a better deal.