The National Restaurant Association announced it is partnering with eHealth Inc. to offer tools and resources to industry employees looking to find health insurance coverage.
“A critical part of our work as an association is to offer solutions for our members,” says Phil Kafarakis, chief innovation and member advancement officer, NRA. “One of the biggest challenges confronting restaurant operators right now is navigating the Affordable Care Act. Through our partnership with eHealth, the National Restaurant Association is providing resources that will help our members address benefit concerns and options for all employees, including those who are eligible for employer-sponsored coverage and those who are not.”
Through this new partnership, NRA members will have access to a co-branded eHealth health insurance shopping experience. eHealth offers personalized quotes from brand-name insurance plans as well as plan comparisons, consumer decision-support tools, and access to licensed agents at no additional cost to health insurance shoppers. eHealth offers many of the same health insurance products at the same price as government health insurance exchanges, as well as access to ACA-compliant health insurance plans not available through government exchanges. eHealth’s service can help restaurateurs educate and inform employees about ACA requirements, including the individual mandate.
The partnership with eHealth is a key component of an extensive list of resources offered by the NRA. The NRA has been recognized as a leading authority for restaurateurs trying to understand and comply with the ACA.
“Our partnership with the National Restaurant Association provides an important opportunity to reach a large number of employers and employees that are critical to the ACA enrollment goals,” says Bill Shaughnessy, president of eHealth Inc. “At eHealth, we’ve served the health insurance needs of business owners and their employees for over a decade. Our enrollment platform and expertise with the Affordable Care Act will help NRA members comfortably navigate the opportunities and responsibilities they may face under the health care reform law.”
eHealth is a leading destination for small businesses, individuals, and families to learn about, compare, and buy health insurance. It offers a large selection of health insurance plans from leading insurance companies nationwide. Its web site features free instant quotes and side-by-side plan price and benefit comparisons to help our member employees select the right health plan for their personal needs and budget. Its Customer Care team is available to answer questions and provide assistance via email, online chat, and phone. These features and services combined with their online applications make finding and buying the right health plan easier than ever before.