wellness

Whole Foods Market Tests Out Wellness Clubs

Walk into any Whole Foods Market and you are met with an array of vibrantly colored vegetables, leafy greens and barrels of fruit: The store is an emporium to healthy eating. Now, the company is wading deeper into the preventative health care market with member's only Wellness Clubs.

Sam's Club's $99 Health Plan: Don't Mistake It for Insurance

Sam's Club, the discount warehouse owned by Walmart, has begun selling a basic health package called the Prevention Plan this month. But the $99 plan isn't actual health insurance: It's a personalized health management program that gives consumers access to tools to help evaluate their health.

Health Care Costs Will Rise About 10.6% in Next Year

Health care costs will increase between 10.5% and 11% over the next year, marginally higher than last year's rise, consulting firm Aon said Wednesday. Aon pins the increase on factors such as rising prescription drug costs and the effects of the health care reform law passed this spring.

Whole Foods CEO: Be Like Me

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey's plan to give employees breaks on health insurance for lower blood pressure and body mass index is ruffling feathers. Has this notorious "right-wing hippie" gone too far?