Bud Bowlin

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Bud Bowlin

Bud Bowlin ran his own benefits agency for over 15 years and was regional manager at Rogers Benefit Group for over 20 years. Combined with time in the military and law enforcement, Bud has an expansive career of serving others. Having just celebrated his 72nd birthday, Bud is now focused on the Zenefits transition from being a digital broker to being a world-class provider of HCM SaaS software to companies. He has never felt younger.

net neutrality

January 9, 2018

If it Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It! …Or What I Found Out About Net Neutrality

A plain language treatise on net neutrality from a non-technical viewpoint Full transparency, I work for a SaaS company. I have an economics degree and a graduate marketing/management degree, and little understanding of software technology, engineering, and many other related and complex fields of study. But when a colleague, in this case Zenefits co-founder and […]

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New Horizon for Insurance Brokers

December 20, 2017

At Zenefits: A 20th Century Broker Looks at the Brave New Broker World

As someone who has made their living selling health insurance for over 40 years, I’ve had the fantastic opportunity to observe what some might say are revolutionary changes in the health insurance industry. PPOs, HMOs, HSAs, FSAs, the ACA, and many other noteworthy advances, developments, and inventions all unfolded before these very eyes. I implemented […]

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October 12, 2017

The Next Chapter at Zenefits

For almost 40 years, I’ve worked in an industry reluctant to adopt technology or more efficient ways to complete arduous, repetitive tasks. I left retirement to be a part of the Zenefits revolution, hoping to contribute in some way to the need to simplify, speed up and automate insurance and employee record keeping. In San […]

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PEO Considerations

August 4, 2017

Some Straight Talk About the Whys and Why Nots of Utilizing a PEO

First off, to be totally transparent, I work for a company that competes with PEOs (Professional Employers Organization) on a daily basis. The purpose of this blog is to reflect and attenuate some of the responses I hear from clients who have either been using a PEO or are considering using a PEO. You may […]

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May 22, 2017

Zenefits Partners With Aetna to Offer Level Payment Self-Funded Plans

As healthcare expenses soar, employers are seeking ways to lower costs and simplify the delivery of medical benefits to their employees. Our topic today explains an avenue employers can take to explore lower health plan costs without accepting higher risks. Level payment self-funded plans are that avenue. We’re pleased to announce that our all-in-one digital […]

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disability family insurance

January 11, 2017

After health insurance, what’s the second most important fringe benefit to provide your employees?

As everyone will agree, health insurance in today’s world is a necessity. But, after health insurance, what follows for the next most important benefit?  Some would argue dental, others life and a variety of other must haves. In my opinion, from both an employee and employer perspective, disability Insurance is the one benefit that guarantees […]

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