George Thompson is the Vice President of employee benefit compliance for the Marsh & McLennan Agency of New England working out of the Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island offices. He has responsibility for addressing any health care reform regulatory or employee benefit compliance needs for all clients.
Prior to joining MMA, George had a law practice focused on assisting employers and employees and their families in reversing disability, life, health and long term care insurance claim denials. He also worked as the Vice President and Managing Counsel at the UNUM Group where he worked on ERISA and non ERISA matters for 15 years.
He is a past Chairman of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Health Law Section as well as a past adjunct professor of Insurance Law at the University Massachusetts of School of Law and the Western New England School of Law. He received his B.A. from Dartmouth College, a M.S. from American International College and his J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law. He has spoken numerous times on ERISA, the Affordable Care Act, insurance and employee benefit compliance issues through out the northeast. In 2015 he was recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of New England’s annual “Leaders in the Law”. He has provided pro bono legal support to individuals and families in crisis through his past involvement in CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Health Law Advocates, and Community Legal Aid of Worcester County.
He is a native of Westborough, Massachusetts where he served his community for 14 years on the town’s School Committee and Board of Selectman.