John G. Bruns is the COO and Vice President of Advocate Consulting Group, Inc. (Benefit Firm), Advocate Risk Management, Inc. (P&C Firm) and Client Payroll Services, LLC. (Payroll, HR, and Background Firm). John is an accomplished benefits professional with over 33 years experience in employee benefits consulting.
In today’s volatile marketplace, John has always taken continuous education classes not only to stay current in today’s market, but also to stay on top of the ever increasingly challenging future in group healthcare. His expertise is in ACA/Healthcare Reform dealing with group medical, dental, disability, and life insurance products. His expertise includes self-funded benefits, fully funded and managed care programs and he is skilled at negotiating favorable rates and terms on behalf of his clients. His experience includes working with clients of all sizes ranging from small private employers to large public employers. John prides himself with having a “hands-on” approach when solving healthcare issues and by proactively providing a wide range of value-added services to his clients at no additional cost. John sits on several Medical Carriers Broker Advisory Boards giving insight and input from the employers’ perspectives ranging from plan designs to customer service issues and network development.
John earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Administration at Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida after serving in the United States Navy. He went on to Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida to play basketball on a full scholarship. He is past Vice-President and was on the Board of Directors for many years for the local Chapter, Tampa Bay Association of Health Underwriters. He is an active member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and has coached children of all ages in team sports for over 25 years. John resides in Tampa, Florida with his wife Susan of 36 years. They enjoy raising their grandson Kaleb, from their son Jason. Their daughter Katelyn graduated from Florida State University with her Masters.
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