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Bolton & Company offers streamlined HR, Employee Benefits process through Flock partnership

PASADENA, California - In response to the ever-evolving needs of its small to mid-sized business clients, Bolton & Company, one of the nation's largest privately owned insurance brokers, has partnered with Flock, an online platform dedicated to simplifying the Human Resources and Employee Benefits process.

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Polenzani Benefits Joins Bolton & Company

Pasadena, California - Bolton & Company, one of the nation's largest privately owned insurance brokers, announced today that Polenzani Benefits, a leading Pasadena-based brokerage that specializes in Employee Benefits, has joined its organization.

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Bolton & Company earns Insurance Business America's 'Elite Agencies' distinction

Pasadena, California - Bolton & Company, one of the nation's largest employee-owned insurance brokers, was recently distinguished as an Elite Agency by Insurance Business America, a leading publication within the insurance industry.

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Scott Tamura Joins Bolton & Company

PASADENA, California - Bolton & Company, one of the nation's largest employee-owned insurance brokers, announced recently that Scott Tamura has been hired as Vice President of the newly established Technical Consulting Unit within the organization's Employee Benefits Department ...

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Industry News

DOL Updates Overtime Regulations - Blog post by John Garner, Bolton's Chief Compliance Officer 5/24/16: The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) has updated the regulations defining who can be categorized as an exempt employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The big change is that anyone earning less than $47,476 annually cannot be considered exempt and therefore must be paid overtime for any hours worked in excess of 40 per week...

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Supreme Court Sends Contraceptives Cases Back to Circuit Courts - Blog post by John Garner, Bolton's Chief Compliance Officer 5/23/16: The U.S. Supreme Court has sent several lawsuits involving contraceptive coverage back to the Circuit Courts based on additional information obtained from the various parties. These cases involve charities, nonprofit operators of business, and colleges and schools that have religious objections to some of the contraceptives that must be covered under health care reform...

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Lowe's to Pay $8.6 Million to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit - Blog post by Gerti Garner, Bolton's Assistant Vice President of Employee Benefits, 5/19/16: On Friday, May 13, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the approval of the resolution of a nationwide disability discrimination case against home improvement, appliance and hardware giant, Lowe's. U.S. District Court Judge Andre Birotte Jr. approved the consent decree which calls for the distribution of $8.6 million...

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Recent Malicious Phone Calls - On behalf of everyone here at Bolton, we want to sincerely apologize to those who received phone calls appearing to originate from our organization. Our main business number has been maliciously used by an unknown source to make these nuisance calls. We assure you that these calls are NOT made by us and we have reported the issue to the phone company and to the local police department. We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Upcoming Events

Bolton Events
Flexible Spending Account - Lorman Education Services, Webinar June 2, 2016 — Join John Garner, Bolton's Chief Compliance Officer, to gain a better understanding of the flexible spending accounts requirements and keep your company in compliance. Presented by Lorman Education Services. Paid Registration. Get 50% off with Discount Code G4505172. June 2, 2016, 10:00 am to 11:30 am Pacific.

ACA & Cadillac Tax - An Overview, Webinar June 8, 2016 — Presented by our partner, Benefit Advisors Network. Understanding the Cadillac Tax, applicable coverage, and how to avoid it. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Overtime Regulations: A Human Resources Perspective, Webinar June 16, 2016 — Presented by our partner, Benefit Advisors Network. Learn the latest on overtime regulations from an HR perspective. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Creative Uses of HSAs - Lorman Education Services, Webinar July 13, 2016 — Join John Garner, Bolton's Chief Compliance Officer, and learn how to transition to the consumer-driven health plan that works best for your company. Hosted by Lorman Education Services. Paid Registration. Get 50% off with Discount Code I6219701. July 13, 2016, 10:00 am to 11:30 am Pacific.

Bolton Foundation Throw Down 2016 in The Rose Bowl July 19, 2016 — The Bolton Foundation is hosting our fundraiser ON the ROSE BOWL football field! "The Bolton Throw Down" is an official cornhole tournament that will raise money for underprivileged youth in the local community. Come enjoy an afternoon of beanbag tossing, BBQ, beverages & music! Be a sponsor, enter a team or participate as a spectator! Sponsorships & Teams are limited. Sponsorship registration deadline is 6/1/16. Participant registration deadline is 7/1/16.

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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.

For over 75 years, Bolton has been recognized for its professionalism, integrity and commitment to excellence in customer service and risk management. Read More »

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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