First Roebuck, and now . . . .


Sears and Roebuck is a name most will remember. Some time ago, can't say exactly when, the Roebuck name was dropped from the Sears and Roebuck brand. I am pretty sure Alvah Roebuck was dead so there was no objection from him.

Now it appears the folks at Sears will be dropping group health insurance for their employees.

Sears Holdings Corp. plans to to fundamentally change the way it provides health insurance,  opting to give its workers a fixed sum on money to purchase their own coverage from an online marketplace instead of having them participate in a company-provided plan.


Chicago Tribune, "Sears to overhaul health insurance"

Fundamentally change. Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? Somehow it sounds familiar . . .

And this comes right before the fall election. Do you suppose this had anything to do with Obamacare?

Wonder how the Sears employees feel about this move?