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Exclusive Discounts and Solutions for ARA Members through the Hospitality Associations Alliance Program

The Arizona Restaurant Association is part of a strategic alliance program to help address the diverse needs of the hospitality industry. The Hospitality Associations Alliance, a strategic alliance platform created by the National Restaurant Association and UnitedHealth Group, offers exclusive discounts and solutions that benefit ARA members and their employees.

This alliance program provides access to more affordable health care solutions, promotes and supports health and wellness in the hospitality industry, and helps members navigate state and federal compliance areas. Here are some of the program’s members-only offerings:

Exclusive Health Care Discounts from UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare offers the following health care discounts for ARA members:

  • Up to a 5% discount on manual medical rates for fully insured groups with 51 or more eligible employees.
  • An annual invoice credit of up to 5% on administrative fees for new ASO medical products for self-funded groups with 100 or more eligible employees.
  • Up to a 5% discount on specialty benefits (dental, vision, life, disability, accident and critical illness) for fully insured groups – in addition to all other discounts including bundling benefits programs.

Visit lp.uhc.com/ara

NEW: Individual + Family health Insurance

Now available for ARA members, your part-time and full-time team members can now access affordable personal health insurance. The Affordable Care Act/Exchange plans cover pre-existing conditions along with a list of essential health benefits. Through this program, your employees can:

  • Speak directly to licensed agents and receive quotes from multiple insurance companies.
  • Access any qualifying federal subsidies as part of the enrollment process.
  • Immediately enroll in medical, dental, vision, life, disability and Medicare coverage programs.

Individual & family plans require no employer participation or contributions.

Click here to learn more www.hospitality-health.com/ARA or call (844) 784-9269

Association Health Plan – Restaurant & Hospitality Association Benefit Trust

Available to small restaurant and lodging ARA member employers with 2-99 eligible employees, the Restaurant & Hospitality Association Benefit Trust offers small businesses some of the same product selection and pricing flexibility advantages formerly available only to large employers.

  • Features a product portfolio with more than 100 health plan designs, including high-deductible options with health reimbursement accounts (HRAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs).
  • Insured and serviced by UnitedHealthcare.
  • While the Trust is available in Arizona, it is not available in all states

Visit lp.uhc.com/ara

Free National Restaurant Association Pharmacy Discount Card

This free pharmacy discount card helps employees save up to 75% (average savings of 40%) on all FDA-approved prescription medications.

  • Accepted at more than 62,000 pharmacies nationwide.
  • Cards are pre-activated and easy to use; privacy is protected.
  • There are no costs for using this card.
  • Each time a card is used, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and its state partners receive a portion of the proceeds.
  • Administered through OptumRx®. This discount card program is not insurance.
  • Get your own card here: http://perks.optum.com/hospitalityrx

Contact Alliah Sheta at alliah.sheta@optum.com.

HealthiestYou by Teladoc

Healthiest You offers your employees the ability to safely seek medical assistance from the comfort of their homes anytime of the day or night.

  • Employees meet virtually with a medical or mental health professional and may eliminate the need to leave the house to go to a crowded clinic, urgent care or ER where they can be infected or spread the virus.
  • Virtual visits are offered though employers who may choose to cost share with their employees.

Members-only price is $9 per employee per month for unlimited virtual visits (includes all family members at no additional cost) with $0 copays. Click here to learn more.

Here is a quick FAQ with some additional information

View a demo video here: HealthiestYou Complete App Demo

Let’s Get Checked: At Home Lab Testing

Allows employees to take their health into their own hands. An accessible, affordable and convenient home health lab testing service is available to employees for a members only negotiated 30% discount off retail.

  • Avoid waiting rooms, doctors scripts and appointments, simply collect your sample from home in minutes, mail it in and receive secure online laboratory results within 5 days.
  • LetsGetChecked offers a range of over 30 tests including women’s health, men’s health, sexual health, and wellness.

Click here to learn more

Let’s Get Checked: At Home Lab Testing: COVID-19

United Health Group has partnered with Let’s Get Checked to now offer at-home COVID tests available for ARA members.
  • $107 per test*
  • 20% discount per test using Hospitality20 at check-out
  • Free Shipping
  • Online results in 48-72 hours once swab is received by lab
  • FDA authorized
If you are interested in purchasing for your restaurant employees please complete the “Organization Query” via the link below, a LGC representative will contact you and process your 30% discount off each of the $107 tests. Code: Hospitality30
Individuals may order tests but the 30% will not apply and tests will cost $119. The above codes do not apply. 
*$107 price per test includes expedited shipping

Click here to learn more or order your COVID-19 at home testing

Health and Wellness resources supporting the physical and mental well-being of hospitality employers and employees.

Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder and Suicide Prevention Resources:

Some restrictions and exclusions apply. Discounts are available only to members of the National Restaurant Association and its state restaurant association partners; and may vary by location and group size.

Insurance coverage provided by or through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company, UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company of Illinois, Inc. or their affiliates. Administrative services provided by United HealthCare Services, Inc. or their affiliates. Health Plan coverage provided by or through UnitedHealthcare of Arizona, Inc.

Active Minds: Resources to stay mentally healthy during this crisis time. 

Access a free resources hub for help including stress management, community building from a distance, tips for remote workers. Access general resources now. Hospitality specific resources available.

Hospitality resource guide

Ben’s Friends Hospitality-focused substance abuse support network

Join a safe environment with others who understand the unique challenges experienced by people on the front lines in restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality industries. Click here to find a meeting near you or access telephonic meetings.

Crisis Text Line In crisis? Text HELLO to 741741 for immediate help anytime from anywhere.

Optum Substance Use Disorder HelplineIn crisis? Call 1-855-780-5955 or visit liveandworkwell.com/recovery for immediate help anytime from anywhere. 

Optum Emotional Support Helpline Need a little support? Call 1-866-342-6892 for help anytime from anywhere.

PatientsLikeMe – The world’s largest personalized health network helps people find new treatments, connect with others and take action to improve their outcomes.

Access a community for anyone concerned about symptoms and/or diagnosed with COVID-19, as well as anyone suffering from anxiety and depression, to come together and discuss coping mechanisms and support. Hospitality specific landing page & resources https://www.patientslikeme.com/join/hospitality.

PsychHubthe most comprehensive online learning platform on mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention topics in the world.


Sanvello – #1 rated app for stress, anxiety and depression.

Need a little help with stress, anxiety, and depression? Check out the #1 rated app.  Hospitality-specific resources are available at: sanvello.com/hospitality .