Mr. Garner is Chief Compliance Officer at Bolton & Company. John Garner is literally "the guy who wrote the book". As the author of the Health Insurance Answer Book, he is one of the most respected benefit consultants in the country. Mr. Garner began his career in employee benefits in 1971. Before joining Bolton, he was the founding principal of Garner Consulting in Pasadena, California. Prior to founding Garner Consulting, he was a principal in the Los Angeles office of Towers Perrin, where he worked for over ten 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 serves as the national legislative and government affairs advisor for the Disability Management Employer Coalition. He is a past chair of the CEBS Committee for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (the committee with academic oversight on the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist program). 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 on the Board of Directors of the Western Claim Conference and the Los Angeles Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists.

Mr. Garner is a past member of the Governing Council of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists. He is the author of the Health Insurance Answer Book, co-author of the Medical/Disability Claims Handbook and articles that have appeared in numerous publications, including an award-winning article that appeared in the Journal of Financial Service Professionals. His articles have also appeared in Benefits Magazine, Benefits & Compensation Digest, Managed Care Quarterly and many others. He is a frequent speaker; among the groups he has addressed are the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists and various Bar Associations. Mr. Garner received his B.A. degree from Occidental College in 1971 (where he was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the Honor Society in Economics).

He is a Chartered Life Underwriter, a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, a Group Benefit Associate, Retirement Plans Associate, a Certified Management Consultant, and a Certified Flexible Compensation Instructor. He is a Fellow of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists and a member of the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, the California Association of Health Underwriters, the National Association of Health Underwriters, the Society of Financial Service Professionals and the Institute of Management Consultants. He is past chairman of the community health education committee for the Greater Los Angeles division of the March of Dimes. He is a past member of the Occidental College Alumni Association Board of Governors. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times and many other publications.

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