The National Restaurant Association today announced it is partnering with eHealth Inc. to offer tools and resources to industry employees looking to find health insurance coverage.
According to a news release, 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 shoppers.
"A critical part of our work as an association is to offer solutions for our members," said Phil Kafarakis, chief innovation & member advancement officer, NRA. "One of the biggest challenges confronting restaurant operators right now is navigating the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 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."
eHealth's website features free quotes and plan price and benefit comparisons. It 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, the release said.