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.

43 articles

Ask a Zenefits Advisor: Are Health Care Sharing Ministries Exempt from ACA Penalties?

Health Care Sharing Ministries can be a form of managing medical costs, and they're gaining popularity with religious non-profits.

Ask a Zenefits Advisor: Why is it Better to See an In-Network Healthcare Provider?

Ever wonder how (and why) health insurance carriers create their networks? Bud contrasts the costs and benefits of in-network and out-of-network providers.

Ask a Zenefits Advisor: Does Employer Shared Responsibility Apply to My Employees’ Families?

Benefits Advisor Bud Bowlin clarifies whether the ACA affordable health coverage mandate applies to your employees’ spouses and dependents.

Ask a Zenefits Advisor: Will I Be Fined if an Employee Declines My Health Coverage?

Find out your employer responsibility under the ACA in the event an employee waives affordable, minimum value health coverage.

Ask a Zenefits Advisor: How Do I Choose a New Health Insurance Broker?

Changing health insurance brokers need not be scary if you know what to look for. Benefits Advisor Bud Bowlin shares a list of questions to ask...

Ask a Zenefits Advisor: How Do Carriers Determine Insurance Rates?

Age and location are the main metrics used to calculate insurance rates. Insurance carriers deny this, but rate setting is more of an art than a science.

Ask a Zenefits Advisor: Can You Explain My Health Insurance Summary of Benefits and Coverage?

There are a few parts of a health insurance plan that everybody ought to know. Once you understand these 5 terms, you’ll have a major advantage.

Ask a Zenefits Advisor: What are My Insurance Requirements as a Seasonal Business?

Seasonal businesses may require health insurance and business insurance. Having a business compliance strategy is no longer an option; it’s a necessity.

Ask A Zenefits Advisor: Why Should My Business Offer an HSA?

An HSA is a powerful tool for accumulating wealth to offset future expenses and a must-have piece of a competitive employee benefits package.

Ask A Benefits Advisor: How Do Multi-State Employers Handle Health Insurance Compliance?

Find out what multi-state employers need to know about health insurance so your company stays compliant across state lines!