November 5, 2004

WM Health Insurance in WI

The Shawano Leader has dome useful statistics about WM's legal use of Wisconsin state programs to make sure that its employees have health coverage:

The total enrollment of Wal-Mart employees and relatives in BadgerCare is 1,175 adults and 638 children. Additionally, another 1,952 children of Wal-Mart employees are insured under Medicaid.

The state of Wisconsin is providing health insurance for 3,765 people who are Wal-Mart employees or the spouses and children of Wal-Mart employees, according to Jim Malone, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Family Services.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has 25,861 employees in Wisconsin who earn an average of $10.36 per hour, said Sarah Clark, a spokeswoman at the company's Arkansas headquarters. Fifty-three percent of company employees in Wisconsin have insurance coverage through Wal-Mart, she said.

Posted by Kevin on November, 5 2004 at 02:42 PM