Stoudt AdvisorsWelcome to StoudtAdvisors

StoudtAdvisors is excited to announce we have partnered with Crawford Advisors, LLC, a portfolio company of AssuredPartners, Inc. Crawford Advisors is one of the nation's largest and best-equipped full-service benefits consulting and brokerage firms.
“As we continue our expansion efforts with AssuredPartners, we look for agencies that share Crawford Advisors’ values and commitment to excellence,” said Crawford Advisors President Reagan Crawford. “Crawford Advisors has served employee benefit needs since 1977 and has thrived on client-driven innovation. We welcome our newest associates to Crawford Advisors and AssuredPartners.”

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

Third Filing of PCORI Fees - Deadline July 31st

With the release of Internal Revenue Service Notice 2014-56, the IRS provided the adjusted applicable dollar amount for the third filing of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Fee [Research Fee, PCORI or CERF (Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee)]. Read more.

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.