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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…

DCW Group Presents at 2017 Employee Navigator Users Conference

June 8, 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio (June. 8, 2017) – DCW Group partner Bob Gearhart, Jr. was asked by the leadership team at Employee Navigator to present at the 2017 Employee Navigators Users Conference. Gearhart shared the story of how DCW Group began working with Employee Navigator after nearly losing one of their best clients to Zenefits. Most agencies…

How the Largest Companies in the U.S. Buy Health Insurance

May 1, 2017

This story originally appeared on www.businessjournaldaily.com BOARDMAN, Ohio – May 1, 2017 What do Marriott, Verizon, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Macy’s, American Express and Coca-Cola have in common? For starters, two years ago they joined forces with 35 of the largest employers in the United States in purchasing health insurance. This coalition represents 6.5 million insured employees…

DCW Group Surveys Local Businesses About HR, Benefits Amid Healthcare Reform Debate

April 6, 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio (April 6, 2017) – DCW Group, a local employee benefits consultant, has launched a survey among Mahoning Valley businesses to gauge the impact of the Affordable Care Act. Business owners and human resources professionals are encouraged to take the 5-10 minute online survey, found at dcwgrp.com/survey before June 1, 2017. Results will be…

What in the healthcare is going on in Washington?

March 30, 2017

On Friday, March 24, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Speaker Paul Ryan pulled from the floor the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), once it was clear that the bill was short on votes to pass.  Effectively, this means the AHCA will not…

HHS Extends Transitional Relief through 2018

February 24, 2017

In a February 23, 2017 bulletin the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced another extension of the transitional relief period. This extension would allow the renewal of transitional (grandmothered) plans for policy years beginning on or before October 1, 2018 and allow grandmothered plan coverage to continue through December 31, 2018. States can choose…

DCW Group’s Gearhart speaks at national employee benefits conference

February 17, 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio (Feb. 17, 2017) – DCW Group partner Bob Gearhart, Jr., spoke as a panelist to a collection of industry peers at a national employee benefits conference in Nashville last week. Gearhart was among an Innovation Panel at ASCEND, The Agency Growth and Leadership Summit, and was chosen to speak about how his firm…

10 Actions Brokers want from the Trump Administration

January 26, 2017

This article first appeared on www.employeebenefitsadviser.com 1) Trust in market forces “The prospect of decreased regulation and increased competition is a thrilling outlook as compared to sloshing through a highly regulated and rapidly shrinking marketplace under the ACA,” says Bob Gearhart Jr., partner at Boardman, Ohio-based DCW Group. “Rather than focusing on policies to dictate…