Whole Foods Market Offers Bigger Discounts To Employees With Smaller Waists

Whole Foods Market CEO and co-founder, John Mackey, has caused quite a stir among consumers and shoppers with the new incentive wellness program he is offering to employees at Whole Foods Markets across the country. Part incentive program and part health care plan, Mackey is offering a free discount program to employees who weigh less, don't smoke, have low blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index (BMI) rates. The plan is voluntary and you are not required to sign up for it, but in a letter sent to all Whole Foods Stores last week, Mackey says that he, "hopes the incentive drives down the company's health insurance costs, because we believe this is a win-win program."