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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.…

Pennington Joins DCW Group as VP Voluntary Benefits

August 30, 2017

This story originally appeared on www.businessjournaldaily.com. August 30, 2017 Rachel Pennington has been named vice president of voluntary benefits at DCW Group. She comes to the Boardman-based company from Silverman Benefits Group in Towson, Md. “It doesn’t matter where you live or how many employees work at your company, we all have similar health concerns,…

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…