If you'll be shopping for a new health insurance plan this fall, head over to your neighborhood Walgreens.
Sources say the largest drugstore chain in the United States is planning on offering health insurance products with various price ranges and coverage levels from all across the nation through a private health insurance exchange.
Without confirming the rumors, a spokesperson for the company said:
"As always, we're looking at a number of options in light of health care reform as we continue to seek ways to help our customers better navigate today's health care system."
Experts suggest retail companies are in a position to cash in by offering insurance through private exchanges in light of health care reform, saying:
"For retailers, [creating a private insurance exchange] is a way to generate more revenue from a new business. Those companies that get their exchanges up and running before 2014 could also succeed in stealing customers away from the public exchanges."
Sources believe Walgreens is in a particularly good position to become a "one-stop shop for all healthcare needs" because the company is already the #1 seller of pharmacy,health and beauty products.
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Oh no! This is awful!
Walgreen Co. announced today that a list of customers' e-mail addresses have been compromised due to a hacking into their databases, and are now warning customers to not respond to any e-mails from the 'company' that ask for credit card or Social Security numbers, as well as any other personal information!
According to an e-mail statement:
"We want to assure you that the only information that was obtained was your e-mail address. Your prescription information, account and any other personally identifiable information were not at risk because such data is not contained in the e-mail system, and no access was gained to Walgreens consumer data systems."
Similar incidents have also happened recently to the McDonald's Corp. and Gawker.
Just terrible! We're just thankful that the hackers couldn't access anymore private information than they already have!
Hopefully whomever's behind this will be caught and dealt with accordingly - and soon!
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Yep, they are still dating!
While shopping at a Walgreens in El Lay on Tuesday, Joe Jonas and Ashley Greene were spotted holding hands and looking all sorts of enamored with each other.
So cute. We give it another few months!
[Image via Pacific Coast News Online.]
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