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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…

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…