A Healthcare Tale of Two Cities

A Healthcare Tale of Two Cities By David Bottoms, REBC, RHU, CLU, CHFC Senior Vice President, Benefits As Open Enrollment season continues, millions of Americans are considering their health insurance options for 2018. As has been long predicted, a health … Continued

Employee Benefits Are More Important Than Ever

Employee Benefits Are More Important Than Ever By David Bottoms, REBC, RHU, CLU, CHFC Senior Vice President, Benefits With the labor market tight and the individual health insurance market disintegrating, it is more important than ever before for employers to … Continued

Marietta Business Association NetExpo

On Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 4pm-8pm, Marietta Business Association will be holding their 2nd Annual NetExpo event at SixFlags White Water Park. Gary Bottoms, President of The Bottoms Group and Chairman of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, was selected … Continued

Health Insurance Exchange Trends

Health Insurance Exchange Trends By David Bottoms, REBC, RHU, CLU, CHFC Senior Vice President, Benefits With the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) continuing to slog its way through Congress and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) still the law of the land, … Continued

Small Group Health Plans Go “Level Funded”

Small Group Health Plans Go “Level Funded” By David Bottoms, REBC, RHU, CLU, CHFC Senior Vice President, Benefits As premiums for fully-insured small group medical coverage continue to increase due to the Affordable Care Act’s community rating rules, small business … Continued

Long Term Care: You Have Options

Long Term Care: You Have Options By Laura Bottoms Higginbotham Vice President, Insurance Services If you’re like me, you may have noticed an increase in construction of senior living facilities lately. This does not surprise me as it is common … Continued

Cost of Life Insurance Increases

Cost of Life Insurance Increases By Gary Bottoms, CLU, CHFC President During the 1980s, the combination of relatively high interest rates and emerging technology allowed for flexibility in the design of life insurance policies. However, flexibility requires management and ongoing … Continued

Social Media + Employee Wellness

Social Media + Employee Wellness By Jamie Moody Senior Account Executive, Benefits The average amount of time a person checks their smart phone is approximately 85 times a day, spending a total of five hours browsing the web and using … Continued