David N. Johnston brings some 30+ years insurance sales and service skills to his present position as owner of Timberline Benefits Insurance Services, Inc. David entered the insurance field in early 1982 as a dual-licensed personal lines agent, marketing auto, homeowners, life, and annuity products for a large direct writing carrier. He then added disability, health insurance, and related products to this portfolio over the next several years.
Soon after moving to the Inland Empire in late 1987, David formed The Benefits Management Group, an employee benefits specialty firm, which was later acquired in 1999. The Benefits Consultancy (now Timberline Benefits Insurance Services, Inc.) was formed, continuing the work of meeting the health insurance and related needs of small employers throughout the Inland Empire. David deals with every major carrier active in the individual and small group marketplaces. He also places life, disability, and long-term care coverage according to client need.
David is a longtime member of the National Association of Health Underwriters, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Inland Empire Association of Health Underwriters since 1996, holding a variety of positions, including Legislative Chair, Political Action Committee Chair, and Chapter President (1998-1999, 2012-2013). He has also served on the Executive Board of the California Association of Health Underwriters, as vice president of the CAHU Political Action Committee. His legislative involvement on behalf of Health Underwriters has involved repeated lobbying trips to Sacramento and Washington, D.C., and numerous meetings with both state and federal legislators.
David lives in Banning with Acel, his wife of 41 years. They have two grown children, Alex and Lauren. David and Acel now enjoy filling their “empty nest” with Samantha, a 12-year-old Golden Retriever.
- National Association of Health Underwriters
- California Association of Health Underwriters
- Inland Empire Association of Health Underwriters (Chapter President 1998-1999; 2012-2013)
- Board Member Institute of Management Accountants (Ontario Chapter)
- Sitting member Management & Operations Committee, Industry Manufacturers Council