John E. Merrifield, CLU®, RHU®, REBC®, CBC is the Founder and President of IFC Benefits Solutions, Inc.

John is an insurance industry veteran of over 36 years and his agency has been ranked one of the top employee benefit firms in Fort Worth. IFC received the Small Business of the Year Award in 2012 from the Fort Worth Chamber for their technology, HR services, innovation, service model and consultative adviser approach they bring employers with their benefit and retirement plans.

John holds a Masters of Business Administration from Texas Christian University and was named the TCU Neeley Alumni of the Decade. He also received his CLU® Chartered Life Underwriter®, RHU® Registered Health Underwriter®, and REBC® Registered Employee Benefit Consultant® from the American College of Financial Services and Chartered Benefit Consultant ™, and his CBC™ from the National Association of Alternative Benefit Consultants.

John is active in both his business and local communities. He is a member of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, The Society of Financial Service Professionals, The Association of Health Insurance Advisers, National Association of Alternative Benefit Consultants, The National Association of Health Underwriters and The Texas Association of Health Underwriters and Fort Worth Association of Health Underwriters.

John serves on the TCU Neeley Executive Alumni Board. He is a past President of the Fort Worth Association of Health Underwriters Board of Directors and a past President of Ballet Concerto.

After the death of his son, John has been an advocate for child safety. John successfully led a statewide seat belt coalition that brought significant attention and changes to seat belt laws and their importance. The State of Texas passed two seat belt laws during the 76th and 77th Texas Legislature, which increased the backseat passenger seat belt requirement from 4 to 17. Laws for child restraint were significantly changed as well. Today, with the continued lobbying of Mr. Merrifield, seat belts are required for all ages in the backseat helping to save countless lives and prevent injuries.

John and his wife, Skylar, of 38 years enjoy spending time in Florida, the Caribbean and Europe. His biggest passion is spoiling their 14 grandchildren. John makes his home with his wife in Colleyville, Texas.