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Bolton & Company earns Insurance Journal's "Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agencies" distinction

Pasadena, California - Bolton & Company, one of the nation's largest privately owned insurance brokers, has been named among the nation's top independent property and casualty firms by Insurance Journal...

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Continued growth elevates Bolton & Company's standing among nation's largest brokers

Pasadena, California - Bolton & Company, one of the nation's largest privately-owned insurance brokers, has once again raised its standing on the Business Insurance list of the 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business...

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Bolton Foundation 'Throw Down' raises over $91k for local nonprofits

PASADENA, California - The Bolton Foundation, philanthropic arm of California-based insurance broker Bolton & Company, recently raised more than $91,000 for local nonprofit organizations during its signature "Throw Down" cornhole tournament at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

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Pasadena Chamber of Commerce names Bolton & Company Corporate Citizen of the Year

Pasadena,California - The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce has named Bolton & Company, one of the nation's largest privately-owned insurance brokers, Corporate Citizen of the Year in recognition of its exemplary service to the community...

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Industry News

Recent Developments Related to HIPAA Compliance - Blog post by John Garner, Bolton's Compliance Officer 8/24/16: There have been a number of recent developments related to compliance with the privacy and security rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided guidance on a number of subjects and announced a large number of settlements with covered entities and, for the first time, with a business associate...

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HHS Issues Appeal Request Form - Blog post by John Garner, Bolton's Compliance Officer 8/18/16: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a form employers can use to appeal Marketplace notices. If an employer received a Marketplace notice stating that it may be subject to the Employer Shared Responsibility Payment, it can request an appeal by submitting this form or mailing a letter that includes the information requested on this form...

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OSHA Puts Brakes on Post-Incident Drug Testing - Blog post by John Garner, Bolton's Compliance Officer 8/15/16: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will publicly post employer injury/illness reports beginning January 1, 2017. The new rule making this change also has two sections already in effect (as of August 10, 2016) related to post-incident drug testing...

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San Francisco's HCSO Requires New Contribution Rates for 2017 - Blog post by Ben Clairday, Bolton's Compliance Assistant 8/11/16: Employers in San Francisco should be aware of a rate change in the Employer Spending Requirement effective January 1, 2017. With the changes from San Francisco's Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO), businesses must meet the ESR requirements by making health care contributions on behalf of all covered employees...

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Upcoming Events

Bolton Events
Group Benefits Compliance 101 Webinar August 24, 2016 — WEBINAR, 10:00 to 11:00 am PT. Presented by John Garner, Bolton's Chief Compliance Officer. Any employer that sponsors a group insurance program must follow certain rules and is subject to monetary penalties for failing to follow them. In addition, employees who misuse protected health information are subject to imprisonment. This webinar introduces the various rules and covers which employers must follow which rules. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

BAN Webinar: Top 10 Mistakes for HR Audits August 31, 2016 — Presented by our partner, Benefit Advisors Network. You will learn common mistakes employers make when conducting an HR audit, how to avoid those pitfalls & how to correct your way if you have fallen into the trap. Questions covered by Human Resources expert Bobbi Kloss include: What is an HR Audit? Is an HR audit necessary? What common mistakes are employers making in an HR audit? How can you avoid these common mistakes? Is it possible to correct the mistakes you have already made? HR pros & organizational leaders in any company will learn best practices for avoiding these Top 10 mistakes. This webinar is HRCI accredited through BAN. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

BAN Webinar: FLSA - Overtime Exemption Rule September 21, 2016 — Presented by our partner, Benefit Advisors Network. What are the new salary overtime rules? How do you implement these new rules in the workplace? How can your organization avoid FLSA overtime liability? The new FLSA overtime regulations are now in effect & everyone from small businesses to large organizations need to understand how they will be impacted. Join FLSA expert & Harvard Law graduate, Steven D. Weatherhead as he discusses the concepts you need to know: Pre-existing overtime rules under FLSA: salary basis & job duties; Changes to rules that go into effect December 2016; Employer strategies for implementing new rules; Overtime myths. This webinar is HRCI accredited through BAN. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

LA County Fair, Get Discount Tickets with Bolton Promo Code! September 2, 2016 to September 25, 2016 — Fairplex in Pomona. Bolton is excited to offer special pricing for the LA County Fair, opening Friday, September 2nd through Sunday, September 25th. Please feel free to share with your family and friends. See you at the fair!

BAN Webinar: FLSA - Using Rx to Control Medical Costs September 28, 2016 — Presented by our partner, Benefit Advisors Network. This webinar is HRCI accredited through BAN. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Who We Are


Bolton & Company is one of the nation's largest employee-owned insurance brokers, providing clients worldwide with insurance and risk management services, employee benefits and financial products.

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Bolton Facts


  • Headquartered in Pasadena, CA
  • Established in 1931
  • Privately held, ESOP-Owned
  • Licensed in all states
  • 1,300+ clients
  • Insurance Journal - Top 100 Independent
    Brokers
  • Business Insurance - Top 100 Brokers
  • Best Practices Agency by the Independent
    Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA)

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