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Walmart Stops Providing Healthcare Benefits to Part-timers

Oct 08, 2014 12:48 AM EDT | By Flynna Sarah Molina
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The famous retailer released its statement on its plan to eliminate health benefits to part-time workers which is around 2% of the company's staff

Walmart, the largest private employer in US, issued its statement last week that it will stop providing healthcare benefits to their part-timers because of the excessive health benefit expenses.

The organization said it will put an end to the health benefits of employees who render their service not more than 30 hours in a week. The strategy is planned to affect around 2% of the company's staff, according to the Walmart blog.

"Just like in other organizations, it is as well having healthcare expenses," explained by the brand's senior vice president of international benefits, Sally Welborn.

"In this year, the costs were huge which led us to come up with difficult decisions as we start our yearly renewal," she ended.

The company decreases its one year profit plan in August, emphasizing high employee health benefit expenses, among other factors.

The organization stated that it has planned to pay about $500m on healthcare this current year, higher than the $330m projected in February, since renewal fees and medical expenses have increased as well.

Last week, the organization also stated that the premiums of all of its employed staff will increase in year 2015. Premiums will go higher by $3.50, to over $21 per salary period for the most famous and cheapest expense exclusive for staff plan, as per Walmart's statement.

The organization explained that it was altering other eligibility conditions for part-time staff who are on duty for over 30 hours a week. There were no details provided on the specific changes to be made.

Walmart has about 2.2 million all over the world, that includes 1.3 million in just United States area.

The brand's shares were slight altered at roughly $77 in the morning according to the New York Stock Exchange.

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