NYSRA Member Benefits

As a member of the New York State Restaurant Association, you have the opportunity to receive outstanding Insurance Benefits and Discount Member Services.  Take a moment to read through some of your options - and if you are NOT a member, click here to join and start taking advantage of these options!
If you are already a member and would like additional information on these Benefits and Services, click here to print out a request form.

Workers' Compensation

Because we have been a trusted resource to the Restaurant Business in NY since 1935, NYSRA knows exactly what you are up against when it comes to choosing a Workers' Compensation insurance program.  The New York State Restaurant Services Worker's Compensation Program, underwritten by the State Insurance Fund, has paid our members a dividend for the past 24 years in a row - the latest 40% (view 5 year tracking).

Disability Insurance Program

The NY Disability Benefits Law (DBL), enacted in 1950,  requires employers to provide their employees in New York State  with short-term disability benefits to replace, in part, wages lost when disabled by an off-the-job injury or illness (on-the-job injury is provided by workers' comp).  The NYSRA Disability Insurance Plan offers you the assurance of dealing with strong, Triple-A rated carrier, Zurich Insurance Company, at coverage rates that are extremely affordable (and are the same rates for male and female employees!).  Read more about this program and view rates and eligibility. 

Life Insurance

The New York State Restaurant Association recognizes the importance of a secure future for you and your employees.  That is why we offer our members this supplemental life insurance plan with low rates made possible by the sizer of our membership.  Flexible, easy and affordable, this policy provides you with exemplary coverage, and it is an excellent plan to offer to your employees!  Administration is simple - premiums can be paid through automatic payroll deductions.  Read more on eligibility, coverage and premiums.

Health Insurance

The New York State Restaurant Association has a cafeteria of plans to offer which may include prescription coverage, students to 23 years of age, etc.  We offer various plans including an HMO or PPO plan, depending on what is available in your area and what type of coverage would be best for you.  We have a program ANYWHERE in New York State and in some areas there is more than one type available.  Read more or for questions or more information contact Deborah Kelly @ 800.442.5959 or dkelly@nysrs.com

Dental Insurance

The New York State Restaurant Association gives you excellent choices when it comes to affordable dental care.  You can choose from 3 different plans for the flexibility you are looking for!  Each plan is designed to deliver the dental care you want at more affordable prices. Dental Plans include: Omni PPO, Cigna, Capdent/Capdent Plus (open enrollment varies by plan).  Read more re: rates and services!  For questions or more information contact Deborah Kelly @ 800.442.5959 or dkelly@nysrs.com

General Business Insurance

Customize insurance programs that are as unique as your business!  NYSRA and Great Central Insurance Company are here to assist you.  We offer experience, comprehensive protection, reasonable deductibles at competitive rates packaged into a program that provides the business insurance, automobile insurance, umbrella and employment practices liability coverages you need to protect your business.  For more information you, or your broker, can call 800.442.5959. 


Discount Member Services

- First Data Merchant Solutions
- Fishbowl Online Marketing Products
- Energy Alliance
- Sirius Music for Business
- BMI Music Licensing Discount Program
- People Systems
- Paychex
- NYSERDA New York State Research and Development Authority
- Fraud Fighter

For more information contact: 

Jennifer Lingenfelter
WESTERN NEW YORK Chapter-NYSRA-Membership Sales Representative
Jennifer can be reached by 
wnynysra.jenn@gmail.com or 716-909-9054

If you are interested in saving $$$ contact Jennifer today!