John C. Garner


John Garner has over 35 years of experience in employee benefits. He joined Bolton & Company in 2014. Before joining Bolton he founded Garner Consulting, was a principal in the Los Angeles office of Towers Perrin, managed a group claim office (Lincoln National) and served as a group insurance underwriter (Prudential).

John specializes in compliance with an emphasis on the ACA, HIPAA, COBRA, ADA, FMLA, paid sick leave laws and ERISA.

John 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. He is also a past member of the Governing Council of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists, and past president of the Los Angeles Chapter. John is also the 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 the author of the Health Insurance Answer Book and Self-Funding Health Benefit Plans. John’s articles have appeared in numerous publications, and he is a frequent speaker on various compliance-related topics.