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Offer your employees more than just a paycheck: Offer them a healthier life. Our partners at UnitedHealthcare deliver meaningful physical, mental, and social health-and-wellness solutions to the hospitality industry.

Healthy Hospitality

Learn more about UHC’s Healthy Hospitality here.

Exclusive health care discounts from UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare offers the following discounts for CRA members:

  • Up to a 5% discount on manual medical rates for fully insured groups with 101 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.

For more information, please contact Alliah Sheta atalliah.sheta@optum.com.

I missed my state’s open enrollment deadline. Can I still get healthcare coverage?

Don’t worry! If you missed the enrollment deadline, you still have options:

You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) that will allow you to apply for health insurance, if you have experienced a qualifying life event. Qualifying life events can include:

  • A change in your home address
  • The loss of health insurance through a job or aging out of a parent’s policy at age 26
  • Household changes such as marriage, divorce, a death in the family, or having a baby

You have 60 days to enroll in a plan if you qualify for an SEP. If you miss that 60-day window, you will have to wait until Open Enrollment to enroll in an individual health insurance policy for 2023.

If you do not qualify for an SEP, you will have to wait until Open Enrollment 2023 begins, which will be Fall of 2022.

Confused? Call for more information: (855) 607-1323 or visit this page.

HealthiestYou by Teladoc

Offer your employees unlimited medical, mental health, dermatology, neck, and back care, and nutritional guidance from the global leader in telehealth.

  • Participants receive 24/7 phone and video access to thousands of doctors who can prescribe medications and treatment options wherever and whenever they are needed — with zero co-pays or other fees.
  • Enrollment includes the employee and their entire household.
  • Participants can speak with care providers in English, Spanish, and 240 other languages.

HealthiestYou from Teladoc is now offered at a CRA-members-only negotiated price of $9 per employee per month (including the employee and their entire household) with $0 copays. (Minimum of 2 enrollees required.)

Have questions about HealthiestYou by Teladoc? Check out the the fact sheet here. 

Start here or contact Alliah Sheta at alliah.sheta@optum.com.

NEW: Individual & family health insurance

Now available for CRA members, your part-time and full-time team members can 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.

Learn more

In-Person & Online Mental Health Support

CHOW (Culinary Hospitality Outreach and Wellness): CHOW is a nonprofit organization that provides mental health resources to folks in the restaurant/hospitality industry. Its mission is to support wellness within the hospitality industry and to improve the lives of our community through shared stories, skills, and resources. CHOW is trying to reduce the stigma and address concerns that have been long overlooked in the hospitality industry.

Khesed Wellness: Outpatient mental health and wellness services that are affordable for the underinsured, including the hospitality industry

Ben’s Friends: Free 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 positions. Click here to find a meeting near you or access telephone meetings.

Active Minds: Active Minds is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults.

Mental Health America: Online screening to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition

Code 4 Counseling: Free mental health sessions by trained counselors open to hospitality and restaurant employees

Aspen Recovery Centers: The Aspen Ridge REACH program in Colorado is an online substance abuse treatment program for anyone who is ready to get sober and stay sober. Licensed therapists use private, HIPAA-compliant video for individual, group, and family sessions – all from the privacy of your own home.

The Trevor Project: Support for transgender and nonbinary youth

Hope For the Day: A non-profit movement empowering the conversation on proactive suicide prevention and mental health education

Not 9 to 5: A non-profit global leader in mental health advocacy for the foodservice and hospitality sector

Healthy Pour: Healthy Pour can help educate your restaurant or bar team on improving their health and wellness.

Women’s Recovery: Women’s Recovery exists to help women overcome addiction and find healing for mental health issues in a warm, welcoming environment. The organization’s outpatient addiction treatment center in Colorado combines trauma-informed care with clinical treatment.

Man Therapy: Man Therapy® takes a humorous approach to addressing the serious issue of the high rate of suicide and unaddressed mental illness among men.

The Phoenix: A sober-active community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together participants rise, recover, and live. The Phoenix offers virtual classes in fitness, meditation, and other methods of maintaining focus and balance.

For more information on Healthy Hospitality or any of United Healthcare’s offerings, please contact Alliah Sheta at alliah.sheta@optum.com.