Testimonials

testimonials

2 Circle

2 Circle has utilized the services of FosterThomas since inception in 2011.  FosterThomas provides excellent and timely responsiveness to all our human resources transactions.  They have assisted in every aspect of our HR requirements from implementation and structure of our benefit plans for our employee enrollments, controlling our renewal costs with the best value and service, outstanding guidance on our employee handbook, training programs and other required elements associated with our growth from 3 to 50+ employees.

FosterThomas personnel are extremely knowledgeable and well versed in the HR labor laws regardless of state.  We would be lost without April Boera and Dawn Williams’ expertise.  They are our consulting partners.

FosterThomas’ customer service, professionalism and knowledge are second to none!

We at 2 Circle could not run this company without both you and April.

We love you guys!  Thank you for always being there for us.  Regina Brown, 2 Circle Inc.


ClearEdge IT Solutions

ClearEdge IT Solutions is extremely grateful for the trusted partnership we have with the FosterThomas Employee Benefits Solutions team, especially Mike DuVall, Mary Rogers, Beth Bulger, and Margie Bowers.  The team is professional, responsive, and provides excellent customer service.  Mike DuVall continues to exceed our expectations.  Mike understands our niche industry and the state of the healthcare market, and ensures that he identifies and obtains the best insurance at the most competitive rates to meet our organizational needs.  Last year alone he was able to negotiate with our health insurance provider to get us a 0% increase in health benefits. He is not only a trusted advisor for our company benefits, but also steps in to assist our employees with claims assistance when needed, and continues to work on our behalf until successful resolution.  Beth Bulger and Margie Bowers are invaluable resources to us as we tackle complex and sensitive HR related employee matters. They provide insight and clarity to complex issues and their advice and guidance help us achieve successful outcomes. Finally, Mary Rogers provides compliance and strategy expertise and works with us to ensure that we are compliant with OFCCP regulations.  We are continually impressed with the team’s quality and timeliness of professional services and integrity, and look forward to a continued partnership with FosterThomas. Carolyn Gabelman, Cleard Edge IT Solutions


Datum Strategy

FosterThomas provides excellent service to both employees and employers throughout the HR process. Their team members are always professional, knowledgeable, responsive and experienced. They always put the client at the top of their priority list. I was, and still am very impressed with the service they provide, and would not be able to run a smooth HR operation without them.  Ling Yu, Datum Strategy


Signature Federal Credit Union

"FosterThomas is one of my favorite vendors to work with. Ellie and her team are very responsive and always on top of things. They helped me with every steps of the way during our previous benefits renewal and enrollment. Vathany Muong, Signature Federal Credit Union."  Vathany Muong - Signature Federal Credit Union


Premiere Building Maintenance

"It is with much enthusiasm that I am writing to recommend the services of Foster Thomas Inc. and especially the team of April Boera and Robin Conley.

I have been using Foster Thomas Inc. as insurance brokers and as a partner to Premiere for the past eight years, and have always been completely satisfied with their performance. April and Robin do an excellent job, are always punctual, and offer the most up to date information on compliance/human resources issues for our business.

We have also used other Foster Thomas representatives on occasion for extra jobs, such as reviewing and updating our employee handbook, developing and writing our affirmative action plans, and drafting power point presentations for harassment training.

They have been very easy to work with and always do exactly what we ask of them.

I'm happy to recommend the services of Foster Thomas Inc. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime"  Janara Frazier Bostick, Director of Human Resources


The Annapolis Animal Hospital

"We have been working with Foster Thomas since 2004 and are extremely pleased with the service they provide.  They have always been readily available to answer questions and are very helpful when it comes to deciding on and implementing our employee health benefits. We are kept informed of changes to HR policies that affect us. Our representative Dawn is always there for us .We could not be happier with the support we get from Foster Thomas."   Linda Layfield - The Annapolis Animal Hospital


ADP Project Manager

“Karen (FosterThomas Project Manager)  has done a great job of integrating into the ADP client implementation team as a valuable and reliable resource. This has added great value for our client and has enhanced the clients’ ability to meet their project goals. Karen did whatever was needed to continually push the project forward.”   Greg Thompson - ADP Project Manager


Emerging Capital Partners

"Kim Jimenez of FosterThomas has provided excellent service to our employees and myself throughout the years.  Kim is very knowledgeable on the benefit plans that she works on with me, such as Medical, Dental, Prescription, LTD, Life, AD&D, FSA, Transit, etc.  I never worry when our benefits renewal is due for renewal, as Kim shops the best rates and relay any pertinent information needed on a timely manner.  Because of the changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACT), our company was required to make drastic changes to our policies to be ACA-compliant.  Kim worked tirelessly to ensure that we had a seamless transition to the DCHealthlink platform – which we did.  She did all the necessary due diligence, so that I simply had to follow the step-by-step instructions she prepared for our transition.

Kim is aligned to our goals; and is highly skilled at communicating and understanding our employees.  She is always very patient, responsive to requests, and willing to assist our employees with a difficult claim or any other problem.  It such a pleasure having Kim and the FosterThomas team represent our company’s needs.  I would highly recommend FosterThomas to any company looking for a first-class third-party administrator."  Shirlana Logan, Business Manager, Emerging Capital Partners


Fusion PPT

"It is my pleasure to provide testimonial for FosterThomas.  Our company has been very pleased with our health insurance through FosterThomas.  From the very beginning when our Account Executive, Kim Jimenez, was assigned to our company, she has been very good to work with, easy to get hold of, and quick to answer all of our questions regarding our plan and what’s available for us.  While we know they have other companies much larger than ours to deal with, they are always friendly and prompt to help us with anything when we contact them.  We are VERY satisfied and appreciate FosterThomas for the hard work!"  Zarlasht Mirbacha, Finance/Contracts Manager, Fusion PPT


Future Technologies Inc

"We have been a client of FosterThomas for 14+ years now.  The support they have provided us throughout the years has been nothing but exceptional and outstanding!  The FosterThomas team is amazing and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to all aspects of Benefits, Human Resources and payroll.  They are my first point of contact when I run into an issue and they have been my savior.  I would not hesitate to recommend them and could not imagine doing my job without them. "  Mary Salazar, Future Technologies Inc


American Statistical Association

"When dealing with your insurance broker are you feeling like a small fish in a very big pond?  I was until, years ago, we switched to FosterThomas.  We are a ‘small fish’, only 36 employees, but I never feel like I am ignored or taken for granted when dealing with the folks at FosterThomas.  As a one person Human Resources Department I need all the support I can get.  FosterThomas functions like an addition to my ‘Department’.  I rely on their knowledge and support for all our health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance needs and look forward to many more years of working with them, especially in these times of change.  They always provide timely responses to my requests and patiently explain what can be complicated answers to our questions in a way that enables me to provide good customer service to my co-workers.  They make me look good."

Lynn Aikens, Human Resources Coordinator, American Statistical Association


International Youth Foundation

"This was my first year leading the Benefits Renewal for our Organization. FosterThomas was extremely responsive with all of my questions and always available. It made our renewal transition more manageable. I am tremendously thankful for the support that was provided to our Organization."  Katja McJilton from International Youth Foundation


Leota Professional Resources

"As our business was growing, we quickly realized that we needed professional help in the area of employee benefits advice and implementation.  We are so happy that we were introduced to FosterThomas, as they have been outstanding in both knowledge in the benefits arena and patience with we amateurs in the field.  In addition, their responsiveness to requests could not be bettered.  It seems that no sooner have I hit “send” on an email than the response is in my inbox!  They have always given sound advice, found the best plans consistent with our budget and needs, and been willing to assist employees in their benefits sign-up process.  We would have no hesitation is recommending FosterThomas to any company, large or small, who needs a good friend and partner in benefits selection and administration."  Derek Marley, Leota


The HSC Pediatric Center

When I joined The HSC Pediatric Center as the Payroll/Benefits Specialist, I had limited ADP experience and no payroll experience.  FosterThomas provided on site payroll support.  Robin Conley, from Foster Thomas, trained me efficiently on the ADP Portal and Time & Attendance, and continues to provide support for our bi-weekly payroll.  Robin is always there when I need her and is willing to complete any tasks I ask of her.  I would recommend Foster Thomas to any of my colleagues needing payroll or benefits support.  Denise Reynolds, The HSC Pediatric Center


Advantage Engineers

“It is crunch time, and Foster Thomas continues to come through for Advantage’s recruiting needs.  We engaged Foster Thomas last year to help with some high-priority open positions, and the quality and volume of qualified candidates they have provided has exceeded our expectations.  The Foster Thomas team provides us with quick turn-around and a high level of professional communication.  It has been a pleasure to work with Nicole and Natalie, and I would highly recommend their recruiting services.”  Tracy V. Bender, Program Director, Advantage Engineers


Creative Direct Response

As always thanks for your help. I have always enjoyed working with you. It was a good day when Creative Direct Response signed up with FosterThomas! Creative Direct Response


Chief Financial Officer

FosterThomas has always been a dependable and reliable business partner. They are extremely helpful in navigating through the HR labor laws governing our business. FosterThomas has also played a pivotal role in structuring our benefit plans, controlling our costs and supporting our employees. Chief Financial Officer, Washington Consulting Group, Inc.


Elaine Westrick

CTIS has partnered with FosterThomas since 2006 and since then we have trusted them to advise us in all areas of Human Resources from in house trainings to employee benefit renewals . Their staff is very professional, courteous and leaders in their field. We would highly recommend FosterThomas to any company looking for assistance with HR solutions. CTIS


Karen Gill

Just wanted to take a minute to let you know how fabulous your service is!! I am impressed with the prompt response you give to my HR questions that come up for our firm, and have every confidence of receiving the most up-to-date information to help me with any staffing/HR issues, when I contact FosterThomas. I also appreciate the courteous and professional treatment I receive – I think it speaks well of your company to have everyone treat me as if I were your only client!! Office Manager, Mullen, Sondberg, Wimbish & Stone, PA


Darold Hamlin

FosterThomas has provided comprehensive service to Logistics Systems Incorporated (LSI) in Human Resources, focusing on areas of management, policy and planning. Their knowledge of human resources and benefit services has been exemplary. As a result of their expertise in human resource development, LSI has also secured their services for insurance requirements for both our employee and business insurance needs. Any organization would benefit from the professional insight and guidance provided by FosterThomas. Chief Operating Officer, Logistics Systems Incorporated 


Amanda F. Holley

I have been working closely with FosterThomas on some
quick turn-around positions.  They are doing a really great job. The positions we
have been working on have been very hard to fill due to location and selective
customer! We just got done filling a Technical Writer slot that has been open
for months. The customer is extremely pleased with the candidate we are hiring.
Steve has been great throughout the whole process. He is always very responsive
and pleasant to work with. I am going out on vacation next week and without
hesitation he is filling in for me. He is planning to work directly with our
customer on recruiting. You just don’t know how much stress is alleviated
knowing that it will be taken care of while I am out.  This type of work ethic
is what keeps me coming back to FosterThomas over and over again. HAZMED Inc.


Katie Fitzsimmons

I consider FosterThomas an extension of our Human Resources team.  Mike Duvall,
our broker, has been an outstanding partner.  He provides on-going consulting,
strategy and support for all our benefit lines.  He advocates for Sigma Space
with all our carriers to ensure we are receiving the best value and service.
The HR consultants have assisted us in creating our Affirmative Action Plans and
most recently assisted us in successfully completing an AAP OFCCP audit.  I’d
highly recommend FosterThomas to any HR Manager who is looking for a responsive,
knowledgeable, long term benefits and HR consulting partner. Sigma
Space


Michael P. FitzGerald

FosterThomas was recommended to me by ADP. I called them, and asked for their
help in providing me the capability of payroll production for the coming Monday!
FosterThomas was able to send us staff who were payroll knowledgeable (they
were proficient with ADP’s time and attendance, HRB and payroll systems),
professional, customer service minded (I had no problem having their employees
deal directly with all staff including the physicians), organized and a pleasure
to work with. They literally saved the day for us. I had them stay
for a period of four months to produce our payrolls and train our new staff.
They made excellent recommendations to enhance both the efficiency and
effectiveness of our payroll system and helped strengthen our internal
accounting controls.
CPA -CFO for Physicians Alliance, Ltd/Central Penn Management
Group


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