Buy your health insurance at Costco?

Victoria Colliver:

Retailers and health care may seem like an unusual pairing, but an increasing number of stores — especially big-box discounters — have been getting into the business of offering health coverage or care. With health care costs on the rise, these retailers want to offer their customers a value on a needed service and increase their profile as a store that offers everything under one roof.

“It makes sense to offer health care in places where people already have to go — whether to buy food or other household goods,” said Linda Sherry, spokeswoman for Consumers Union, a watchdog group.