Stoudt AdvisorsWelcome to StoudtAdvisors

StoudtAdvisors is committed to being a trusted partner in the employee benefits arena. In these difficult economic times we continue to offer quality benefit choices at competitive rates. Our Hanover Area Chamber Healthcare Plan and the Susquehanna Healthcare Coalition each offer our clients discounted coverage options. Our extensive expertise with our private exchange,Bright Choices is a great solution for companies looking to managed their benefit budget while offering their employees more choices than ever before. So if you have 2 employees or 10,000 employees we have a solution for you.

We are passionate about cultivating long-term, meaningful relationships, by collaborating with our clients to plan, develop and implement a comprehensive, innovative benefits package that will maximize the health and well being of our client’s employees and its business. With over 200 years of combined knowledge in employee benefits, our staff is ready to put their experience to work for you.

We invite you to explore our website and discover the possibilities.

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Employee Benefits

DOL Proposes Changes to FLSA White Collar Exemption Rules

On June 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a proposed rule to modify the “white collar exemptions” to the overtime and minimum wage protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This Compliance Bulletin provides a summary of the DOL’s proposal.

U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Same-sex Marriage Nationwide

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision on same-sex marriage. In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in the United States, regardless of which state they live in. This Compliance Bulletin summarizes the Supreme Court’s decision and also addresses its potential impact on employers.

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidies in Federal Exchanges

On June 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a final ruling in a lawsuit challenging the availability of health insurance Exchange subsidies in states with federal Exchanges. In a 6-3 decision, the Court held that, in drafting the ACA, Congress intended for the federal government to provide subsidies in all states. This Health Care Reform Compliance Brief provides an overview of the Supreme Court's ruling.

Human Resource

COBRA Administration Outsourcing

This HR Insights article discusses reasons to outsource COBRA administration and factors to consider before you do so.

HR Brief - July 2015

This HR brief gives an overview of the U.S. Supreme Court's religious discrimination ruling, the expiration dates for the FMLA certification forms and the DOL's proposed FLSA regulations.

Benefit Buzz

This month's Benefits Buzz provides information on embedded out-of-pocket limits, the latest update on the Cadillac tax and a new Q&A on Section 6056.

Wellness

July Newsletter

This month's issue covers the effect of e-cigarettes on health, the benefits of farmers markets and tips for being active outdoors during the summer.

Bites and Stings

Use this flyer to educate your employees about bites and stings.