3 health benefits from the National Restaurant Association

COVID-19, Human Resources,

Source: Restaurant Business

From mandated closures to a pivot to off-premises-only, restaurants have faced a devastating blow in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

The National Restaurant Association continues to identify and implement solutions to support restaurant employees and operators. Below are three specific benefits currently being offered to members that make it easier for employees to access healthcare and receive pharmacy discounts.

Benefit No. 1: Telemedicine

HealthiestYou by Teladoc offers employees the ability to safely seek medical or mental health assistance from the comfort of their homes, at any time of the day or night. It allows employees to meet virtually with a medical or mental health professional and protects employees from possible exposure in a crowded clinic, urgent care or emergency room. The members-only cost is $7 per employee per month for unlimited virtual visits and includes all family members at no additional cost with no copays. Click here to learn more.

Benefit No. 2: At-home lab testing

LetsGetChecked is an accessible, affordable, and convenient home health lab testing service. This service also eliminates the risks associated with waiting rooms, crowds and doctor appointments. It offers a wide variety of tests, including women’s health, men’s health, sexual health, and wellness. Send teams here to order their tests. Individuals pay at the time or purchase and there is zero cost to the employer. The code Hospitality20 gives employees access to a 20% members-only discount on all tests.

Benefit No. 3: Prescription discount cards

The OptumRx Discount card is being relaunched with expanded functionality. This free card offers employees access to discounted prescriptions at more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide. It is available now through email, text message or at-home printing, and is available to all employees and their families at no cost. For more information, click here or contact Clinton Wolf at cwolf@restaurant.org.

The restaurant and foodservice industry has been the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The National Restaurant Association will continue to support restaurants and our employees with programs designed specifically for our industry. To learn more about these benefits and to find additional resources for help, visit restaurant.org/covid19.