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.
Dear Readers, I just received update that United Healthcare has begun mailing Medical Loss Rebate (MLR) checks to their large and small group health insurance plan sponsors. The notice indicated they would be mailing checks out over the next few weeks along with all the other health insurers. These checks are for calendar year 2015 […]
Hi, my name is Bud Bowlin. I write the Ask Bud column, which is part of the ZenFive series of informative weekly newsletters from Zenefits. One of the most stressful times for the company HR person is the period leading up to Open Enrollment. What exactly is Open Enrollment? It’s the critical period spent preparing, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]