John Garven Awarded Chartered Healthcare Consultant Designation

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Founder and President of Benico, Ltd., John Garven, is one of the first employee benefit professionals in the nation to earn the ChHC™ designation.

John Garven, the founder and president of Benico, Ltd., an employee benefit brokerage and consulting firm based in the Chicago area, has been awarded the Chartered Healthcare Consultant™ (ChHC™) designation by The American College (, the nation’s leading educational institution serving the insurance and financial services industries.

Passage of healthcare reform legislation has brought tremendous change to all areas of the American healthcare and insurance industries. The Chartered Healthcare Consultant™ designation program is geared toward professionals who advise their client companies and organizations on matters related to their employer-sponsored health and welfare plans. The ChHC™ curriculum includes coursework around the essentials of healthcare reform, best practices for healthcare consultants, and a full overview of benefits laws and compliance regulations as they impact healthcare coverage, individual health insurance, and group insurance benefits.

Mr. Garven is one of the first employee benefit professionals in the United States to have been conferred the Chartered Healthcare Consultant™ (ChHC™) designation, introduced in January 2011 by The American College.

About John Garven:
Mr. Garven holds the Chartered Healthcare Consultant™ (ChHC™), Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®), and Registered Health Underwriter® (RHU®) designations conferred by The American College. He also holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designation awarded by The Center for Fiduciary Studies. Subscribe to Mr. Garven’s blog by visiting

About Benico, Ltd.:
Founded in 1983, the firm provides private companies, public entities, and not-for-profit organizations of all sizes, with an emphasis on small and mid-market groups, with strategic advice around the design, risk management, communication, and enrollment of their health and welfare, both core and voluntary, and their qualified retirement plans. The firm also assists with the design, implementation, and ongoing monitoring of employer-sponsored wellness programs, and offers significant assistance around compliance with laws (federal and state) that affect employee benefits. For more information about Benico please visit its website at


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