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 is Chief Compliance Officer at Bolton & Company. Before joining Bolton, he was a Principal at Garner Consulting in Pasadena. Prior to founding Garner Consulting he was a Principal in the Los Angeles office of Towers, Perrin. 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 a past chair of the CEBS Committee for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. He is a past member of the Governing Council of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists and is a past president of the Los Angeles Chapter. Mr. Garner is also a past president of the Employee Benefit Planning Association of Southern California, the Los Angeles Life and Accident Claim Association and the Western Claim Conference.
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.