Commissioner Dardenne Announces New Group Benefits CEO

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing Tommy Teague as chief executive officer of the Louisiana Office of Group Benefits beginning Dec. 12.

“Tommy Teague brings years of valuable experience to the helm of Group Benefits,” Commissioner Dardenne said. “He has a proven record of success in the agency, and I am pleased he has agreed to return to this post.”

Teague previously served as the agency’s CEO from 2006 to 2011. “I am anxious to return to work and look forward to serving the state again,” Teague said. “I am confident my previous experience will benefit the office.”

In addition to his prior stint as Group Benefits CEO, Teague served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Louisiana Health Cooperative and executive director of the Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund.

The Office of Group Benefits is a statutory agency providing health and life insurance benefits to about 230,000 active and retired state employees, their eligible dependents and other participating groups.