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Minimizing Costs, Maximizing Employee Benefits

May 2, 2018

This story originally appeared on www.businessjournaldaily.com April 30, 2018 Bob Gearhart Sr., partner at DCW Group in Boardman, says the most common challenge his clients face is the cost of providing employee benefits. “Even though employee benefits are a top-two or three expense, in many cases it’s no longer considered a benefit by employees,” Gearhart…

Advising’s talent acquisition problem

February 5, 2018

This story originally appeared on www.employeebenefitadviser.com February 5, 2018 When I speak at industry events across the country the most common question I receive takes some form of, “Why are there no young people in the insurance industry?” Frankly, for a long time that question didn’t bother me. After all, who wouldn’t want to survey a…

DCW Group Receives Multiple Awards from the Association for Insurance Leadership

January 18, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (January 18, 2018) – DCW Group was awarded both the Fast Ascent and Growth Award by the Association for Insurance Leadership. This is the first time in the history of the awards that one company received multiple awards. Bob Gearhart Sr. and Bob Gearhart Jr. accepted the awards at ASCEND the Agency Growth &…

DCW Group’s Gearhart to Speak at Workplace Benefits Renaissance

December 20, 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio (December 20, 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 Atlantic City at the end of February. Gearhart was asked to join a panel on generational agencies and the future of Employee Benefits Consulting. Bob…

Gearhart’s Book Breaks Through Best-Seller List

December 19, 2017

This Story Originally Appeared on www.businessjournaldaily.com December 19, 2017 BOARDMAN, Ohio – A month after the release of Breaking Through the Status Quo, a book discussing health-care and employee benefits featuring DCW Group partner Bob Gearhart Jr., has reached the Amazon best-seller list. The book reached No. 22 among all nonfiction books on Amazon’s Kindle Store,…

Fairbanks joins DCW as Benefits Account Manager

December 16, 2017

This story originally appeared on www.businessjournaldaily.com. December 16, 2017 Erin Fairbanks has joined DCW Group  as an Employee Benefits Account Manager. She comes to the Boardman based company after a long career with Callos Resource, LLC. Located in Youngstown, Ohio.  Erin has 16 years of experience in Human Resources and Employee Benefit Relations.  She will be responsible for…

Sattler Joins DCW as Benefits Account Manager

December 8, 2017

This story originally appeared on www.businessjournaldaily.com December 8, 2017   Angela Sattler has joined DCW Group as an Employee Benefits Account Manager. Angela will be responsible for servicing DCW Group’s growing client base in the tri-county area and Western Pennsylvania. Sattler comes to DCW Group from Maxim Healthcare Services in Youngstown, where she worked in…

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…