Ensuring that it keeps health care affordable to its more than 1.3 million associates, Walmart has cut health benefits to part-time employees who work less than 30 hours per week. Meanwhile, it’s still unclear how this portion of the workforce will maintain health coverage going forward.

Randy Hargrove, a Walmart spokesperson, tells EBN the affected population, approximately 2% of its total U.S. workforce, “will decide for themselves what makes the most sense for them.” The global retailer is working with HealthCompare, a company that works with brokers and carriers to help individuals and families enroll in health insurance.

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