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Gearhart Jr. Helps Break Through the Status Quo

October 28, 2017

This story originally appeared in the mid-October print edition of the Youngstown Business Journal By: Sarah Kelley October 24, 2017 Bob Gearhart Jr. is bringing transparency to two of the most opaque industries in the United States – health care and employee benefits – in a newly published book Breaking Through the Status Quo. “We’re changing the…

DCW Group Works to Cut Insurance Costs

October 4, 2017

This story originally appeared on www.businessjournaldaily.com October 4, 2017 This month’s Business Expert is Bob Gearhart Sr. from DCW Group, an employee benefits and business consulting firm based in Boardman. Gearhart Sr. is president of the third-generation family business. In this Q&A column, he discusses the challenges facing the nation’s health care system. How did…

Advisers disrupt the benefits market through C-suite action

October 2, 2017

This story originally appeared on www.employeebenefitadviser.com October 2, 2017 Disrupt or be disrupted. You hear the word ‘disruption’ a lot. But what does that really mean? Instead of a definition, fellow advisers can show you what disruption in the benefits industry looks like, in their own words. Derek Rine, partner at David Rine Insurance in…

Bringing a true business perspective to the benefits market

October 1, 2017

This story originally appeared on www.employeebenefitadviser.com October 1, 2017 Benefit products are, by nature, a commodity. To stand out from the sales crowd, brokers must expand their reach beyond products and toward other areas of business employers are struggling with today. Bob Gearhart Jr., partner at DCW Group out of Boardman, Ohio, understood this concept…

Brokers design health plans to weather health reform uncertainty

September 26, 2017

This story originally appeared on www.employeebenefitadviser.com September 26, 2017 The latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has failed; but regardless of the Graham-Cassidy bill failure, brokers are still prepping their clients for healthcare change, some since Donald Trump took office in January. At a March client summit Bob Gearhart Jr., partner…

Independent consultants declare old model fails customers

September 8, 2017

This story originally appeared on www.employeebenefitadviser.com September 8, 2017 When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to blow up old employee benefit models, a group called the Agency Growth Mastermind Partnership has declared a new way of doing business. This summer — and at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, no less — a…

Touring Health Care Abroad in El Salvador

September 1, 2017

This story originally appeared on www.businessjournaldaily.com September 1, 2017 As I boarded my three-plus hour flight from Atlanta to El Salvador, I received a high-five from one of the flight attendants who is a proud YSU alumnus and saw the unmistakable red block “Y” on my polo. This was going to be a good trip.…

DCW Group Hosts Training for Team

August 9, 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio (August 9, 2017) – DCW Group welcomed Faith Mooney from Good Faith Practice Management to their Boardman office for an intensive two-day training with their entire staff. “We have been incredibly fortunate as a team to be able to grow consistently year over year” said Bob Gearhart Sr., partner at DCW Group “However,…

DCW Group releases results of inaugural Mahoning Valley HR and Benefits Survey

July 25, 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio (July 25, 2017) – DCW Group, a local employee benefits consultant, has completed the inaugural Mahoning Valley HR and Benefits Survey and will be releasing the results this week. Over 60 local business owners and human resources professionals completed the 5-10 minute online survey online during the month of June. “We couldn’t be…

DCW Group’s Gearhart to Speak at Workplace Benefits Mania

June 19, 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio (June. 19, 2017) – DCW Group partner Bob Gearhart, Jr., will be speaking as a panelist to a collection of industry peers at a national employee benefits conference in Las Vegas at the end of July. Gearhart was asked to join a panel on the Threats and Opportunities facing insurance professionals and employers at…