The National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced exclusive member discounts from UnitedHealthcare on manual medical rates for fully insured business groups with 51 or more eligible employees. Through NRA’s Health Care HQ, members can access potential savings of up to five percent on UnitedHealthcare’s standard medical product portfolio, which offers a broad range of plan designs and options through its vast care provider network. Some restrictions apply and discounts may vary by location and group size.
“NRA’s Health Care HQ is the restaurant industry’s comprehensive resource for delivering up-to-date information, trusted guidance, and affordable, high-quality health care products and services,” says Phil Kafarakis, chief innovation officer for the NRA. “We are excited to offer members exclusive pricing and health care solutions through our alliance with UnitedHealthcare. Our Health Care HQ takes out the guesswork and provides tremendous value for our members looking to find health care solutions that best fit their needs. ”
UnitedHealthcare also offers members up to a 5 percent discount on specialty benefits products, including dental, vision, life, and disability, for fully insured groups. UnitedHealthcare is the only endorsed health insurance carrier of the NRA and its State Restaurant Association (SRA) partners.
Health Care HQ was first introduced to members at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago this past May. Through Health Care HQ, individuals and employers can find a large selection of insurance plans and rates with the option to shop and compare or buy insurance products directly. The comprehensive range of benefits includes core medical coverage, supplemental coverage and ancillary products.
Health Care HQ also includes a Health Care Knowledge Center with information on how the ACA affects restaurant employers, as well as a notification tool to help restaurateurs notify employees about government-run health insurance marketplaces.
As part of Health Care HQ, NRA will host a webinar for membership on October 1, at 1 p.m. CST, hosted by Michelle Neblett, senior director of labor and workforce policy, and Randy Spicer, vice president of NRA health and insurance. The webinar, titled “ACA Smart Money Compliance Strategy,” will focus on health care strategy for restaurant management.