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.

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January 6, 2017

HRA: A forgotten tool in reducing small business healthcare costs?

Every once in awhile I get a question from an employer about HRAs, or Health Reimbursement Arrangements. What are they? How do they work? Is this something I can use to reduce my healthcare costs? If you’re running a small business or strategizing how to keep healthcare costs in check, continue reading to discover how you […]

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December 12, 2016

2017 Healthcare Updates: What Can We Expect?

Regardless of your political affiliation, the new year promises to bring us a plethora of changes to the healthcare marketplace. Let’s take a look at some of those opportunities and join the speculation that is rampant in all forms of journalistic endeavor. First, let’s address the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). […]

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December 2, 2016

All I Want for Christmas is my FSA account Renewed!

My friends, we are always kids at heart when we think about Christmas and all the wonders it beholds. Not the least of which are the gifts we imagine and think we can’t live without. For many employees, a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is one of those gifts. With a FSA, employees are able to […]

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October 10, 2016

A Most Exciting Event: To Z2 and Beyond

Much of my career of over 35 years has been spent hoping someone would fix the time consuming, boring, info gathering and record keeping process associated with delivering insurance to my clients and their employees. One of the things that’s so exciting about working at Zenefits is that I’m able to see forward progress toward […]

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September 29, 2016

3 Tips for Open Enrollment Success

My “normal” duties at Zenefits is to be a Senior Benefits Advisor and to write the “Ask Bud” column. This week I am proud to say I hosted my first ever webinar for Zenefits. It was exciting to connect with many of you in real time, and I was pleased to hear your topical questions. […]

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September 26, 2016

An Open Letter to the Six Million Small Business Owners in America

My primary purpose in sharing what I’m about to write is to offer some free unsolicited advice that should help you manage and run your small business more efficiently and profitably, but more than anything else give you back hours of your life spent on mundane, and not to mention boring, repetitive tasks. Like you, […]

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