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(Trending) Amazon plans to expand its virtual health service benefit, called Amazon Care, to all its U.S. employees this summer

Healthcare | March 17, 20219:00 AM | Updated a month ago

Amazon starts offering healthcare service to other employers

By Jeffrey Dastin

March 17 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is expanding its virtual healthcare service to other Washington-state employers starting Wednesday and to its own employees nationwide this summer, the company said in a press release.

Piloted in September 2019 for staff near its Seattle headquarters, “Amazon Care” lets employees video-chat with doctors for diagnoses and referrals. It also facilitates housecalls and drug delivery in greater Seattle, a non-virtual benefit that Amazon said would be available in greater Washington, D.C and Baltimore in the coming months.

The news shows how the No. 2 U.S. private employer is diving further into healthcare, the latest industry …


SOURCE: https://www.reuters.com/article/amazoncom-healthcare-idUSL1N2LF03U

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