Dee McFarland is an employee benefits consultant with Assured Partners Consulting (APC), formerly National Healthcare Access, in Boardman.
McFarland consults with employers to design and administrator employee benefits and wellness plans; specializing in educating employers about health care reform and human resource compliance, and employees and individuals about their health benefits and insurance in general. APC offers several employer educational seminars throughout the year of which McFarland has been key in implementing.
McFarland began her career while still in high school, as a student of the Occupational Business Education program at Salem High School, and she worked as an administrative assistant for Loudon Ford in Salem. She began working for an insurance agency in Salem, where she worked all aspects of the business while pursuing her degree in human resources and business management. After graduating from Kent State University, she became a licensed insurance agent and has over 20 years of experience.
McFarland developed a passion for wellness and encouraging young people, women especially, to live up to their potential. She is a board member and president elect of the Western Reserve Association of Health Underwriters, president of Youngstown Business & Professional Women, a board member of the Autism Society of Mahoning Valley and a member of United Way’s Women United, Columbiana Chamber of Commerce, Salem Chamber of Commerce, Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber and Employers Resource Council of Northeast Ohio. She previously served as a corps council member and teen group leader with the Salvation Army of Salem.
A lifelong resident of the Mahoning Valley, McFarland currently resides in Salem with her two sons.
Local Expertise, Global Resources
Assured Partners Consulting believes the key to implementing a successful benefits program is by educating their customers on the true value of their employee benefits program and teaching them how they work.
Now at 7422 Southern Blvd. in Boardman, APC works closely with clients educating them on worker’s compensation, property & casualty, and employee benefits landscape, to help them become empowered in making decisions that add value for their organization and each employee.
APC will meet with a client and look at a company’s current program, understand one’s pain points and learn about a client’s vision for the future.
Next APC will develop a well-defined strategy that accounts for a vision that is both actionable and measurable to keep a company’s progress in check.
APC will ensure that a unique benefit blueprint is communicated, understood and kept on track. Using the blueprint as a guide to allow one’s company to realize measurable return on its benefit program investment, as well as continuously assessing the progress.