Walmart enters into life insurance business

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Walmart teams with MetLife to sell life insurance policies Retail giant Walmart appears to be getting into the life insurance business in Georgia and South Carolina. The company has teamed with New York-based insurer MetLife to begin selling policies in more than 200 stores located in both states. The life insurance policies that will be sold through Walmart are designed to be attractive to consumers looking to find affordable coverage without having to do extensive shopping or rely on plans that may be provided by their employer. Partnership will open…

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Will insurers be the next motivator for quitting smoking?

Insurance companies have put forward a proposal to charge a higher premium for covering smokers as a new form of motivator for individuals to quit their cigarette habit. WalMart is among the organizations spearheading this effort to make it more expensive for smokers to obtain health insurance coverage. However, whether or not it is right for medical insurance to make this choice is just as important as whether or not people will actually take control over their own health risks and stop their smoking habit. According to Psychologist Dr. Carol…

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