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

Deadline for Submitting Reinsurance Fee Enrollment Counts Extended to Dec. 5

Entities required to pay reinsurance fees under the ACA generally must submit a contribution form reporting their enrollment count to HHS by Nov. 15 each year. However, on Nov. 14, 2014, CMS extended the deadline for 2014 enrollment counts until 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2014. The contribution form became available via www.pay.gov on Oct. 24, 2014. This Health Care Reform Bulletin provides an overview of the reinsurance fee enrollment count submission.

Medical Plan Preferences in an Environment of Choice

Consumers are open to restrictions in provider access in exchange for lower premiums. This white paper provides insights into the preferences of employees who participate in private health care exchanges.

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

ERISA Compliance FAQs: What is an ERISA Plan?

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for employee benefit plans maintained by private-sector employers. This Legislative Brief includes a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help employers determine whether their employee benefits plans are subject to ERISA. It addresses the employers and plans that are subject to ERISA, including the ERISA exemptions for payroll practices and voluntary plans.

Embedded and Non-embedded Deductibles

Click here to read how different types of deductibles work.

Benefit Buzz

This month's Benefits Buzz gives an overview of new prohibitions pertaining to employer reimbursement of individual premiums, the indefinite delay of the Health Plan Identifier requirement and new annual contribution limits for health Flexible Spending Accounts.

Wellness

December Newsletter

This month's issue features wintertime workouts, unplugging for the holidays, indoor air pollution, credit card savings and a potato soup recipe.

2014 Survey Results: Wellness Benefits

This document provides results from the 2014 Wellness Benefits Survey that was conducted in the summer of 2014.