FosterThomas - The employee benefits broker and group health insurance advisor in Annapolis


We are committed to understanding & managing your unique employee benefits needs
1788 Forest Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Verification Period: February 21, 2018 – February 21, 2019

FosterThomas is a Verified Member of SHRM Broker Finder and attests they are compliant in our standards for:
  • Licensing
  • Insurance
  • Transparency
  • Completeness and Accuracy
  • Security

Practice Areas

  • Benefit Administration Solutions
  • Executive Benefits
  • Group Health Insurance
  • Human Resources Solutions
  • Payroll
  • Retirement Plans
  • Voluntary Benefits

FosterThomas Overview

FosterThomas is a leading professional services firm that provides solutions in the areas of Human Capital Management, Employee Benefits and Payroll Consulting.  Our solutions are tailored around the specific needs of our clients and help address the following specialties:

  • Employee Benefits Solutions
  • HR Management Consulting & Outsourcing Solutions
  • HR & Payroll Staffing
  • Talent Acquisitions & Recruiting Solutions
  • ADP Project & Payroll Management

We help organizations by providing solutions designed with a focus on cost containment strategies and increasing HR efficiency.  FosterThomas was established in 1993 with it’s corporate offices in Annapolis, Maryland and today serves clients across the country.   FosterThomas occupies a unique position as a full service consulting provider of HR services.  Our clients can trust and rely on the advice and services of our HR Professionals:

  • Employee Benefits Specialists
  • HR Consultants – SHRM Certified, HR Masters, 10 + years experience
  • System Implementation Specialists and Payroll Processing Specialists
  • Recruiting & Staffing Specialists

We are committed to serving our clients’ ever-changing human resources needs. We have recruited and retained top HR professionals who are committed to remaining on the cutting edge of new innovations and working closely with you to see how we can meet your unique requirements.

Thomas G. Bedard, CEO
Patrick M. Hill, President
Ellie Tonder, President of Benefits
Nicole O’Brien, President of Professional Services

Areas of Special Focus

  • Compliance
  • Employee Communications
  • Industry Conferences
  • Medical Claim Analytics
  • Onsite Clinics
  • Population Health and Wellness
  • Private Exchanges
  • Rx Carveouts
  • Self Funded Plans
  • Supplemental Benefits
  • Technology

Areas Served by FosterThomas

  • Maryland
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

Team at FosterThomas

Thomas Bedard


Patrick Hill


Ellie Tonder

President of Benefits

April Boera

Business Development & Benefits Advisor

Kim Jimenez

Senior Account Manager

Nicole OBrien

President of Professional Services

Heather Sandell

Director of Talent Acquisition

Robin Conley

Account Manager

Beth Bulger

Director of HR Consulting Services

Awards and Recognition

  • 2018 Carefirst Platinum Broker

    Carefirst Platinum Broker

    January - 2018

    FosterThomas, Inc continually maintains the Carefirst Platinum Broker award; Carefirst's highest broker award

  • 2018 UnitedHealthcare Advantage Gold Broker

    UnitedHealthcare Advantage Gold Broker

    January - 2018

    FosterThomas, Inc continually holds the Advantage Gold Broker award from UnitedHealthcare

  • 2018 Guardian Preferred Special Preferred Gold Status

    Guardian Preferred Special Preferred Gold Status

    January - 2018

    FosterThomas, Inc continually receives the Guardian Preferred Gold Status award

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About The Service

Elevate Benefits, LLC owns and operates SHRM Broker Finder, a software as a service (SaaS) platform. Our platform supports your independent research, vetting and hiring processes. The company facilitates introductions and exchange of information between parties seeking and offering solutions. We are not a licensed financial services entity of any kind and we do not seek to sell or make money from the sale of any employee benefits, financial services or any other regulated products or services. We also do not make specific provider, product or service recommendations. Learn more by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions.

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