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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September 10, 2016

Proceed with Caution: Bad Broker Practices

Dear Bud, I am considering changing health insurance brokers. However, the new broker is telling me that in order for him to shop for new options, I first need to sign a letter that says that my current broker is no longer my broker and that I am switching the services to him.  Is this […]

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September 2, 2016

What Effect Will Aetna’s Withdrawal from the ACA Exchanges (Marketplaces) Have on My Company Sponsored Health Insurance Plan?

Big buzz was created last week when Aetna announced it was pulling out of 11 of the 15 marketplace exchanges it had originally entered at the beginning of the PPACA exchanges January 1, 2014. Aetna had indicated earlier that this was a possibility, so the move was not totally unexpected. United Healthcare and Humana exited […]

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August 26, 2016

Overtime Legislation: The Final Rule Key Provisions and Impact for Employers

Dear Bud, I read recently about a new overtime rule that President Obama is requiring of employers. Can you tell me what I need to know about administering and how it will affect my business? I’m sure other employers are as in the dark as I am. Will these new regulations ever stop? Overwhelmed (by) […]

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August 19, 2016

The Top 20 Health Benefits Questions Asked (and Answered)

In August 2015, shortly after celebrating my 70th birthday, I partnered with our Content team here at Zenefits to write my first blog post for the company. Its title: How Does Providing Health Insurance Help My Small Business? That single post would launch a year-long series of Ask Bud columns aimed to help business leaders […]

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August 11, 2016

How Do Medicare Benefits Coordinate with My Group Health Insurance Plan?

While visiting with the excellent Zenefits support team the other day, I asked what questions do you hear repeatedly from clients?  I was overwhelmed that the response was a large number of employees turning 65 don’t know how Medicare coordinates with their company sponsored group health insurance plan.  And after checking with several small business […]

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August 6, 2016

What Business Owners Should Know about the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

Operating and running a small business is no easy task. And it’s not cheap. One of the largest costs for small businesses after wages is the cost of benefits. At Zenefits, we try to make our clients aware of every money-saving opportunity we run into, along with assistance on how to take advantage of opportunities. […]

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