Membership in MRA keeps you current on industry trends, legislative issues and is your direct link to rules and regulations that may affect you and your business. Your dues investment entitles you to exclusive discounts and services, and membership in three related, but distinct, organizations. The National Restaurant Association, Missouri Restaurant Association, and your local MRA – affiliated chapter – all three organizations undertake an impressive mission of service to the foodservice and hospitality industry.
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- National Restaurant Association Membership
Independent restaurants that are members of MRA receive a free membership in the National Restaurant Association and all the benefits and industry information provided by NRA – including one free admission to the NRA Food Show in Chicago. You will also receive access to NRA’s research, insights, tools and solutions including the award-winning SmartBrief – a free daily email newsletter. In addition, members receive substantial discounts on other industry publications from NRA, including the annual Restaurant Industry Forecast, Restaurant Operations Report, and Consumer Spending In Restaurants.
- Political Advocacy
Missouri Restaurant Association is your voice at the Capitol, in both Jefferson City and Washington, D.C. As required, MRA also interacts with local government officials at city hall. MRA closely monitors issues that affect your business. It employs a contract lobbying firm that works diligently on behalf of the industry and is present at the Capitol each and every day the Missouri legislature is in session. Join your fellow members at the Capitol to help MRA maintain its strong grassroots presence with legislators.
- The Missouri Restaurant Magazine
The Missouri Restaurant Magazine provides in-depth articles to help you operate a successful business and learn how other restaurants are staying ahead of the curve. The Buyers Guide of Allied Members is your one-stop resource for restaurant and foodservice vendors in Missouri.
- Labor & Employment Law Hotline
MRA members receive free legal consultation and assistance on labor and employment law issues from the attorneys at McMahon Berger, PC – a nationally-recognized firm dedicated to the exclusive representation of businesses in labor and employment law matters for over 50 years. Over the years, the Labor & Employment Law Hotline has helped countless MRA members solve and prevent legal problems at no cost.
- MRA Website – morestaurants.org
The MRA website, morestaurants.org, is your window to the world for information you need to know about the foodservice and hospitality industry. The site features the latest in Government Affairs, Chapter Event Calendars, the online Buyers Guide and a Resources page that puts you in touch with helpful industry sites.
- MRA E-newsletter
The MRA e-newsletter, “Missouri Restaurant Weekly”, will keep you up to date on the most recent information affecting restaurateurs. The newsletter provides tips on improving your business, legislative updates for both Missouri and Washington, D.C., and keeps you abreast of upcoming events in your local chapter and around the state.
EXCLUSIVE INSURANCE BENEFITS
- Property & Casualty Insurance
MRA members receive an exclusive discount of up to an additional 10% on business owner’s and liquor liability insurance with Illinois Casualty Company. Unique coverages specifically designed for the food and beverage industry provide value found with no other property and casualty insurance carrier
- Small Employer Health Insurance & Employee Benefits
Benefit Box, a Missouri-based company with over 35 years of experience in the health insurance and employee benefits industry, provides employers with cost-effective options allowing employees to comply with the ACA’s individual health insurance mandate. Employers will appreciate Benefit Box handling the administrative burden of health insurance and employee benefits. Employees will appreciate the assistance with enrolling in health coverage through the insurance exchange marketplace and accessing their government premium subsidy. Benefit Box makes your health and benefits solution easy!
- Affordable Care Act Large Employer Solution
This exclusive member-only benefit takes the pain out of the Affordable Care Act for large employers. Program manager WH Administrators, Inc. provides a free payroll audit to determine if you are considered a large employer as defined by the ACA. Businesses will appreciate this affordable solution that is fully compliant with all ACA requirements at a cost to the employer of $40 or less per month for each eligible employee with no required employer premium contribution. Your employees will appreciate the plan features that include low co-pays on doctor visits, specialists, and prescriptions, as well as affordable monthly premiums.
- Health Care Coverage
UnitedHealthcare offers MRA members easy access to health care coverage and other valuable resources. Members receive exclusive savings of up to 5% on standard medical, dental, vision, life and disability plans (some restrictions apply).
- Workers Compensation Insurance
Members receive an exclusive discount of 5% on workers compensation insurance. Sagamore is an A rated carrier with an appetite for the wide variety of risks within the foodservice and hospitality industry.
- Pre-loss Recovery Planning
Be prepared before the fact and protect your business from fire, water or storm-related events. SRM Recover, backed by the $3 billion ServiceMaster Company, offers a pre-loss recovery plan tailored to the specific needs of your business. You will be assigned a designated account manager and receive pre-approved pricing and priority response time. Your company pays nothing unless you experience a loss.
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