Follow-up on this week’s posts and more

  • OPM issued a press release on Director Springer’s address to the 4th World Health Care Congress. “Shopping for quality health care should be as easy and open a process as shopping for basic consumer goods,” Director Springer concluded. In the concluding address at the Congress, Wal-mart’s CEO announced that Wal-Mart will open 400 health clinics in its stores over the next three years with a goal of opening 2,000 in the next five to seven years.
  • Mutual of Omaha issued a press release on its exit of the employer sponsored group health insurance business, which process included the sale of its FEHBP business to Coventry Health Care.