John E. Bartel FCA MAAA ASA

President, Bartel Associates, LLC

Contact Information

Bartel Associates, LLC
411 Borel Avenue
Suite 101
San Mateo, CA 94402
With over 30 years in employee benefits, John focuses on pension consulting for a wide variety of public and private sector clients. He founded Bartel Associates to serve public sector agencies, emphasizing quality, personal attention, and clear results at reasonable fees. Clients rely on John’s ability to apply complex regulations in understandable ways. John is one of two actuaries appointed by former Governor Schwarzenegger to the California actuarial advisory panel (CAAP) formed under recent legislation (SB 1123). CAAP will provide impartial and independent information on pensions, other post-employment benefits, and best practices to California public agencies. John Bartel served as consultant for the California state office of finance to former governor Schwarzenegger's public employee post-employment benefits commission, charged with review of policy regarding the state’s public employee retirement benefits. John Bartel was a member of the special task force which assisted GASB in drafting Statements No. 43 and 45 and he is also on the current advisory task force for the GASB project revising and updating GASB 45. John specializes in: CalPERS public agency consulting; helping clients understand actuarial, accounting, and regulatory issues; retiree healthcare plan valuation, study, and design; retirement plan review, valuation, and design; employee benefit merger and acquisition issues.


CCA Member Since 2003

Government DB/DC Retiree Medical FAS106

Risk ASOP 2nd Exposure Draft Response Working Group

OPEB Plans – Claims Cost by Age OPEB Plans – Claims Cost by Age Webinar (January 09, 2019)

GASB Updates: Statements 74 and 75 GASB Updates: Statements 74 and 75 Audio/Webcast (May 10, 2017)

Return of the Workshop on Public Employee Retirement Systems (Part II) 2009 CCA Annual Meeting (November 03, 2009)

Retiree Medical: Still in the Trenches 2009 CCA Annual Meeting (November 02, 2009)

Public Plans Part 3: Funding and Disclosure 2008 Employee Benefits Spring Meeting (June 05, 2008)

Public Plans Part 1: Current State of the Public Retirement Sector 2008 Employee Benefits Spring Meeting (June 05, 2008)


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