As a small employer with limited dedicated resources to the employee benefits and compliance areas, we originally partnered with Stratford Financial Group to help us navigate this critical area of our business. Our partnership has expanded over the years into the payroll area and various administrative support services. Dan and staff know our group and understand our goal to provide optimum benefits to our employees at reasonable costs. They consistently guide us through benefits decisions, compliance issues, open enrollment roll-outs, claims resolution, day to day support – the very long list goes on.
Stratford’s impressive credentials and extensive knowledge of the marketplace such as navigating us through ACA nuances and regulatory issues are invaluable. Trust is at the core of our partnership – a rare find in challenging times. Thank you Dan, Jeff, Tom, Meaghan, Mike, and the entire Stratford team. We value your support over these last 15 years and continue to benefit from your expertise, responsiveness, honesty and friendship.
We thought we should let you know that my staff really appreciates the creative medical plan that you got for us. It makes their life so much easier when they don't have to pay for prescriptions or co-pays at the doctor's office. And, when their life is easier, so is mine. The savings that we have realized is also incredible. My Board of Directors is thrilled with the savings we have experienced over the last two years. Thank you so much for bringing this plan to our attention. I know I have told you this before, but you are the best! You can be sure that you have our business for as long as you want us (and beyond I am afraid). Your honesty and ethics make you a stand-out.
This year marks our 20th year in business. Therefore as a small business owner I know a little something about health benefits and the merits of a good broker. In short, the reason I was taken with Stratford is that in 20 years no other health insurance broker has provided such fine service. And I will define that for you. Their presentation of each year's cost proposal is comprehensive, lucid, and addresses the variables that seem to make the most sense for my company. This presentation of costs, services, differences, etc. is the best I have seen. In addition, they promised to be there whenever there was a service issue and this has proven to be true. When an issue arises, Stratford intercedes on ESA's behalf. This means that our employees do not have to waste our time on the phone with the insurance company.