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
Sound Advice
Education Seminars    Think Local

Employee Benefits

Supreme Court Hears Religious Challenge to Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

On March 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in two related cases challenging the ACA's contraceptive coverage mandate. In these cases, for-profit businesses argue that they should be exempt from the contraceptive coverage mandate based on their religious beliefs. This Health Care Reform Compliance Bulletin summarizes the legal challenge to the contraceptive coverage mandate and what it means for other employers.

White House Extends Transition Policy for Canceled Health Plans

In late 2013, the White House announced a transition policy for 2014 that allows health insurance issuers to continue individual and small group policies that do not satisfy specified ACA market reforms, if permitted by their states. On March 5, 2014, HHS extended the transition policy for two years to policy years beginning on or before Oct. 1, 2016. This HCR Compliance Bulletin summarizes the transition policy extension.

Shop for Health Insurance the Easy Way

View this video to learn how Bright Choices can serve as the personal shopper for your employees to create an individual benefits package, saving you time and money trying to find a "one-plan-fits-all" solution. To see the entire infographic, click here.

Human Resource

Benefit Buzz

This month's Benefits Buzz covers the employer mandate delay for medium-sized employers, 2015 health plan cost-sharing limits and finalized reporting rules for employers and issuers.

Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about how federal employment discrimination law applies to religious dress and grooming practices, and what steps employers can take to meet their legal responsibilities in this area. This Legislative Brief contains the EEOC's FAQs.

Benefits Bulletin, 4th Quarter 2013

This issue discusses federal guideline rulings in the wake of changes to the Defense of Marriage Act, how employers can educate employees on the new health insurance Exchanges, ACA requirements for large employer reporting and the Final Rule on HIPAA Privacy and Security Protections.

Wellness

April Newsletter

This month's issue features National Autism Awareness Month, budget tools, tips for using old produce and National Park Week.

Children's Health: Autism Spectrum Disorders

To learn more about Autism, read this comprehensive piece discussing autism spectrum disorders, and how they can affect children. This two-page flyer also points out the indicators of autism, as well as treatment possibilities and prognosis.