John Garner serves as the national Legislative and Government Affairs advisor for the Disability Management Employer Coalition and writes most of DMEC‘s legislative updates.
Mr. Garner began his career in employee benefits in 1971. Before founding Garner Consulting in 1987 he was a Principal in the Los Angeles office of Towers, Perrin, where he worked for over 10 years. Prior to that he managed a group claim office for Lincoln National Life. Previously he supervised a claim office for Prudential, where he also served as an underwriter.
Mr. Garner received his B.A. from Occidental College in 1971, became a Chartered Life Underwriter in 1976, a Certified Professional Consultant to Management in 1991, a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist in 1993, Certified in Flexible Compensation Instruction in 2000, a Group Benefits Associate and a Retirement Plans Associate in 2001 and a Certified Management Consultant in 2005.
He is author of the Health Insurance Answer Book and co-author of the three-volume Medical/Disability Claims Handbook; additionally his articles have appeared in numerous publications.