Endorsed Services

AHA membership means you’re eligible for discounted and special services that will help to improve your business management and lower costs.

Contact Jill Thiel by phone at 501-376-2323 or by e-mail to learn more and begin using the services we offer our members

There may also be other services offered by our associate members which are available only in your local area, but which are not endorsed because they are not offered statewide. To learn about these services, please attend your local area’s AHA chapter meeting or view our online Buyer’s Guide Directory here. (link to buyer’s guide)


This program is limited to restaurants and lodging properties that are AHA members and features lower premiums, focused loss prevention, aggressive management of claims and a direct return of excess premiums. It is the best Worker’s Comp program in the state, if not the country! In the last 20 years, it has returned an average of 27% of the premiums paid in. Members of the AHWCT have received over $4.8 million in returned premiums since the trust began in 1993. Call Jim Barnett at 501-225-6465 and get a quote today. Click here for more information.


Heartland delivers fast, secure omnichannel payment processing and business solutions to more than 400,000 business locations nationwide. Product offerings include payments, payroll, point of sale, customer engagement and lending. Heartland pioneered the Merchant Bill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative to educate merchants about fair payment processing practices. Heartland Payment Systems is a Global
Payments company (NYSE: GPN). heartland.us                                                                                                                                                                              Contact our State Heartland Merchant Advocate today! For more information, please contact Brooke McCarthy, Brooke.McCarthy@e-hps.com and reference your Arkansas Hospitality Association affiliation


Exclusive Health Care Pricing and Solutions from UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare offers exclusive health care pricing and solutions to Arkansas Hospitality Association (AHA) members through the Restaurant Healthcare Alliance program:

  • Up to a 5 percent discount on medical rates for fully insured groups with 51 or more eligible employees
  • Annual invoice credit of up to 5 percent on administrative fees for new ASO medical products for self-funded groups with 100 or more eligible employees
  • Up to a 5 percent discount on specialty benefits products (dental, vision, life and disability) for fully insured groups

Restaurant & Hospitality Association Benefit Trust   


For Small SRA Member Employers strength in numbers with product and potential pricing flexibility

  • Available exclusively to NRA/SRA members with hospitality industry codes (restaurants + hotels) – membership is a regulatory requirement
  • Focused on small employers, this NRA Association Plan offers a portfolio of medical and specialty benefits plans to fully insured hospitality groups with 2-99 full-time (eligible) employees
  • The NRA Association Plan is insured and serviced by UnitedHealthcare,  the only endorsed health carrier of the NRA
  • This health benefits solution allows small employers to take advantage of   product and plan design options and potential cost savings historically reserved for large employers – it is available nationally and features over 120 health plan designs
  • Quoted and purchased through traditional UnitedHealthcare broker network

New Product Partners & “Members-Only” Offerings

Free Pharmacy Discount Card Benefitting the Educational Foundation – Now Available!
New National Restaurant Association Pharmacy Discount Card available to all NRA members, offering savings of up to 75% (with an average savings of 40%) on all FDA-approved prescription medications.

  • Administered through OptumRx® with more than 62,000 participating pharmacies nationwide.
  • Ability to cobrand with your company logo (minimum cobranding order requirement of 1,000).
  • Save up to 75% on FDA-approved prescription medications at more than 62,000 pharmacies nationwide.
  • Completely free and easy to use discount card for ALL employees, including part-time and seasonal.
  • The National and State Educational Foundation/ProStart Programs receive a donation each time the card is used.
  • Visit hospitalityrxcard.com to download your card and text or email to your employees to start saving money today!

ADA Compliance Solutions for Websites 

New solutions to help mitigate risk for American Disabilities Act (ADA) website compliance, featuring an exclusive discount on setup and recurring fees for NRA members.

  • “Drive by” lawsuits are on the rise; hospitality businesses are prime targets.
  • This solution will help mitigate the risk for NRA members.
  • Significant member discounts on web accessibility solutions related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Adot Pro, the immediate solution, can provide an initial website accessibility plan as the first line of protection for member businesses and offers additional solutions to build a new, fully accessible website.
  • Visit adotpro.net/natrest to protect your website today.

For more information, visit www.uhctogether.com/aha. or contact Amy Hathaway at amyhathaway@uhg.com

Some restrictions apply; and discounts may vary by location and group size.

Insurance coverage provided by or through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company or its affiliates. Administrative services provided by United HealthCare Services, Inc. or their affiliates. Health Plan coverage provided by or through a UnitedHealthcare company.

It is our pleasure to announce that we our working with the United Health Care Company and 1 Medigap Corporation to jointly offer the following services to members and families and their employees who are reaching age 65 and those who are 65 plus and still working.  PRODUCTS AND CONSULTING SERVICES OFFERED: Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage, Prescription Drug Plan, Medicare Planning Onsite. and educational seminars.  For more information call Heady Nezhadpour at 501-920-8408 or visit 1medigap.com


We’re pleased to announce a new marketing opportunity for all Commercial Lines agents in Arkansas — State Auto has partnered with the Arkansas Hospitality Association (AHA) to introduce a property/casualty dividend program for restaurants in Arkansas! Our property/casualty program provides eligible accounts quality insurance protection, competitive premiums and the potential to earn dividends annually. For a quote contact Nick Partridge, nick.partridge@stateauto.com or 501-297-2919.


LobbyLights Wage and Benefit Survey
LobbyLights is a total compensation survey specifically designed for the hotel industry. LobbyLights provides you access to wage and benefit data to use for:
  • Comparing your wages and benefits with your comp set
  • Providing budget reports to corporate or your management company
  • Budgeting
  • Hiring
  • Lowering labor costs
  • Lowering turnover
  • Staying competitive in your market

Please Note: LobbyLights provides members am internal upload feature to save time completing the survey.

Please reach out to Kevin Conway by phone 216-503-0076 or email kconway@lobbylights.com with any questions.

ARFoodjobs.com is more than a job board, describing themselves as matchmakers for Arkansas’ growing culinary and hospitality industry, and the state’s most talented food job candidates. Employers can post jobs and browse candidate resumes, all within Arkansas’ only hiring community dedicated exclusively to our industry. AHA members receive a discount. Contact Christie Ison today christie@arfoodjobs.com


STR Global (formerly Smith Travel Research), the nation’s leader in lodging performance data, provides AHA members with discounted customized lodging intelligence reports that help you to make smarter business decisions based on hard data.


BMI represents the public performance rights in millions of musical works created and owned by hundreds of thousands of songwriters, composers, and music publishers. BMI negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. AHA members can save up to 20% off their music licensing fees.