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.

Focus E-Newsletter

Read our latest Focus e-newsletter, or view past Focus releases:

SoundAdvice

Winter 2013

  • All About Exchanges
  • Exploring Your Options
  • Tips for Making the Transition
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Employee Benefits

IRS Increases Affordability Percentage Under Employer Mandate for 2015

Starting in 2015, applicable large employers that do not offer affordable health coverage to their full-time employees may be subject to penalties. On July 24, 2014, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2014-37 to increase the affordability percentage for employer health plans from 9.5 percent to 9.56 percent, effective for 2015 plan years. This Health Care Reform Bulletin summarizes the increase to the affordability percentage for 2015.

President Obama Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers

On July 21, 2014, President Obama signed an executive order aimed at expanding discrimination protections for LGBT workers employed by the federal government and federal contractors. This Compliance Bulletin provides an overview of the changes created by the executive order.

EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

On July 14, 2014, the EEOC issued new enforcement guidelines on the treatment of pregnant employees under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. This guidance is effective immediately.

Navigate Uncharted Waters with an Experienced Crew

The passing of the Affordable Care Act has pushed employers to face a swiftly changing course in an ocean of different options. Fortunately, private exchanges such as Liazon's Bright Choices have sailed these seas before. View this video more how you can partner with StoudtAdvisors to navigate these uncharted waters. To see the entire infographic, click here.

Human Resource

Benefits Bulletin - 3rd quarter 2014

Benefits Bulletin is a quarterly newsletter that covers hot benefit topics in depth. This issue includes highlights from the 2014 Affordable Care Act Survey and details about the new COBRA guidance, employer payment plans and the SHOP exchange delay for employee choice.

Notice Requirements for Employers Ceasing Contraceptive Coverage

On July 17, 2014, the Department of Labor released a Frequently Asked Question related to the recent Supreme Court ruling on the ACA's contraceptive coverage mandate. The FAQ outlines notification rules for certain for-profit employers that plan to discontinue providing contraceptive coverage to employees as permitted by the Court's ruling.

Benefit Buzz

This month's Benefits Buzz provides an overview of the Supreme Court ruling on the ACA's contraceptive mandate, a proposed rule change to the FMLA regarding same-sex spouses and a new final rule on ACA waiting and orientation periods.

Wellness

August Newsletter

This month's issue covers hot weather safety, National Immunization Month, the health risks of sitting, retirement savings and a melon salsa recipe.

Surviving the Summer Heat

This issue explores common heat-related issues and provides tips for staying cool in the summer.