J. Richard Johnson

Senior Vice President, National Public Sector Health Practice Leader
The Segal Company
Washington, D.C.

Mr. Johnson is a senior vice president and serves both as The Segal Company’s East Region Public Sector Market Leader and as National Public Sector Health Practice Leader. He is a member of the Public Sector Leadership Group and the National Health Practice Leaders Group. He has over 30 years of experience in all phases of state and local government health benefit programs, pension and deferred compensation benefit plans, executive benefits, and strategic benefit planning. Mr. Johnson’s benefits experience also includes service with the trust and investment group of a large regional bank where he managed the research, development, and administration of benefits and investment-related services and electronic systems. His recent consulting assignments include development of direct contract employer/union prescription drug plans, consulting on retiree health benefit programs, and analysis of income replacement, retirement benefit sufficiency, benefit administration practices, and 457, 403(b), and 401(k) programs. Mr. Johnson has also developed employer and system strategies for compliance with the Medicare Modernization Act, pre-funding of GASB OPEB, strategic plans for benefit programs and regional health care plans for numerous public sector clients. He received a BA with honors from Hendrix College. In 1974, he received an MA in speech and communication from Louisiana State University. Mr. Johnson is licensed as a life and health insurance consultant.

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