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At KRHA, Who We Are Is Why You Join

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Who is KRHA?  We are your advocate, your insurance agent, your food safety expert, and your trusted advisor on the many complicated and perplexing issues that happen in the restaurant and hospitality business.

I recently spoke to a restaurant owner and asked him a few simple questions:

Q: How many vendors do you have contracts with?

A: 41


Q: How many employees do you have?

A: 40


Q: How often do you have an issue with either a contract provider or an employee?

A: After a long pause and with a smile on his face he answered, daily

Q: How comfortable are you that you are doing everything you should when dealing with these, almost every day concerns? 

Before he could answer I shook his hand, thanked him for being a small business owner and assured him that when he felt he needed help, his Association will be there for him.  For the first time, he seemed to grasp the value KRHA represents.  That conversation reinforced the enormous responsibility we have to be a great support system for our members and industry. 

Quite simply, KRHA is a solutions provider on a mission to empower a thriving hospitality industry in Kansas! 


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Exclusive Discounts and Solutions for KRHA Members through the Hospitality Associations Alliance Program

Posted By Lisa Graham, Friday, August 31, 2018
Updated: Friday, August 24, 2018


The Kansas Restaurant & Hospitality Association is part of a strategic alliance, created by the National Restaurant Association and UnitedHealth Group, that offers exclusive discounts and solutions to KRHA members and their employees and helps address the diverse needs of the hospitality industry.
This program provides access to more affordable healthcare solutions, promotes and supports health and wellness in the hospitality industry, and helps members navigate state and federal compliance areas.
Here are some of the program’s members-only offerings from industry-leading organizations, including UnitedHealthcare®, Optum®, and DigiPro Media:

  • Exclusive discounts on medical and specialty benefits from UnitedHealthcare.
  • Exclusive Association Health Plan option for small restaurant and lodging employers (insured and serviced by UnitedHealthcare).
  • Free National Restaurant Association Pharmacy Discount Card program for savings on FDA-approved prescription medications (not insurance).
  • Discounted Health Savings Account (HSA) from Optum for members with qualifying high-deductible health plans – regardless of insurance carrier.
  • Exclusive discounts on website accessibility solutions from DigiPro Media to help members mitigate the risk of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website accessibility lawsuits.

We are thrilled to be able to offer not only our our members, but members employees such an awesome addition of benefits!


Yours truly,
Adam R. Mills
President & CEO

For more information, contact the KRHA office at 316-267-8383 to speak to an agent or email Adam Mills at   
Some restrictions and exclusions apply. Discounts are available only to members of the National Restaurant Association and its state restaurant association partners; and may vary by location and group size.
Insurance coverage provided by or through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company, UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company of Illinois, Inc. or their affiliates. Administrative services provided by United HealthCare Services, Inc. or their affiliates. Health Plan coverage provided by or through UnitedHealthcare of the Midwest, Inc.
Health savings accounts (HSAs) are individual accounts offered by Optum Bank®, Member FDIC, and are subject to eligibility and restrictions, including but not limited to restrictions on distributions for qualified medical expenses set forth in section 213(d) of the Internal Revenue Code. State taxes may apply. This communication is not intended as legal, investment or tax advice. Please contact a competent legal, investment, or tax professional for personal advice on eligibility, investing, tax treatment and restrictions. Federal and state laws and regulations are subject to change.
Investments are not FDIC insured, are not guaranteed by Optum Bank®, and may lose value.

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Legislative Affairs Conference

Posted By Adam Mills, Thursday, February 1, 2018
Updated: Thursday, February 1, 2018


Thank you to all our members for joining us for the 2018 Annual Member Meeting.  If you were not able to join us, the link below will take you to my CEO report that I covered during the meeting.


CEO Report to the Members





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A Recap of 2017

Posted By Adam Mills, Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, December 20, 2017


“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” T.S. Eliot

I’m not sure I will ever forget 2017, a year mired in controversy and worry.  Whether it be questions about Russia, North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weaponry or an end to the year bogged down with countless stories about sexual harassment in the workplace. In a world that seems divided and unsettled, leadership has never been more important.


2017 began with President Trump in office and high expectations that our industry would see many positive changes. The first hurdle, the Affordable Care Act, continues to be a complicated issue.  While some changes have taken place, many businesses must still navigate a maze of regulation that has cost small businesses millions and hasn’t seemed to solve any problems for those we employ.  I do remain optimistic by the fact that the Trump Administration has helped create an environment where organizations like the National Restaurant Association can create programs that can help move things in a positive manner. KRHA Members will now have access to a plan designed for small businesses, in conjunction with our partner, United Healthcare.  This plan is available in December 2017 with more healthcare solutions to come in the next few months!


The second hurdle we all believed to clear in 2017 was massive tax reform.  As you know, Congress enacted the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most comprehensive update to the U.S. Tax code in more than 30 years.  As one of the nation’s largest private sector employers, restaurants and hospitality businesses operate on very thin margins in which a simplified and lower tax structure helps create the stability that leads to economic and job growth. Your partners at the National Restaurant Association worked hard to ensure a better structure for the industry.


Another important hurdle for the hospitality industry in 2017 was regulatory reform. This included the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overruling the 2015 Browning-Ferris Industries decision, returning to the traditional standard that had governed the joint-employer standard for decades. The NRA helped make this possible by supporting a newly constituted NLRB, which included Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel. Other regulatory reform included national menu labeling mandates that were consistent and fair across the country.  KRHA also passed a statewide menu labeling preemption helping make sure that no local municipality could pass a more onerous standard than the rest of the state.  The other regulatory issue that we have been working through it tip pooling.  That topic alone is probably worth a phone call if you have tipped employees who are sharing their tips with others, the KRHA office has a lot of information on this so rather than confuse you in a paragraph.  Call anytime to discuss recent changes and the many rules that exist around this.


Despite a controversial 2017 for the U.S, including baseless comments made on Social Media, slanted opinions in our press and ridiculous statements made by so many of the uninformed, I feel proud of what we’ve accomplished. I focus on finding strength and positivity from the remarkable people I have the pleasure of serving each and every day.  Restaurant owners are the true embodiment of the American Dream, putting people to work and teaching valuable life lessons to so many first job holders, as well as moving people from all walks of life to the middle class.

2018 is going to be a success for the industry, because of the contribution made by each of us. A New Year is on the way and the possibilities are endless!


Yours truly,
Adam R. Mills
President & CEO


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