Sam's Club launches healthcare pilot program for members: 5 things to know

Walmart's Sam's Club is teaming up with healthcare companies to offer members bundles of healthcare services ranging from $50 to $240 per year.

Five things to know:

1. Sam's Club is partnering with Humana and other companies to offer members in Michigan, Pennsylvania and North Carolina discounts on healthcare services, including primary care and dental services. Depending on the success of the pilot program, Sam's Club may expand the program, called Sam’s Club Care Accelerator Together with Humana, to all members.

2. Beginning in early October, Sam's Club members in the test states can purchase one of four bundles. The bundles offer savings on several services, including unlimited telehealth for $1 per visit through on-demand primary care app 98point6.

3. Each bundle offers free prescriptions on five to 20 generic medications. The number of free generics available depends on the bundle selected.

4. The family bundle costs $240 per year and covers up to six family members. It includes free preventive screenings, up to a 30 percent discount on chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture services, and a 10 percent discount on hearing aids.

5. Sam's Club announced the launch of the program a few days after Walmart released a plan to build a healthcare workforce. Walmart's 1.5 million workers in the U.S. can apply for one of seven bachelor's degrees and two career diplomas in health-related fields through Live Better U, the company's education benefit program. Employees pay only $1 a day for the duration of their college or career programs.

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