Bob Gearhart Jr., DCW Group

Bob Gearhart Jr. was named Rising Star in Advising by Employee Benefit Advisers magazine, a finalist for Broker of the Year by BenefitsPRO magazine, and has been awarded multiple awards by the Association for Insurance Leadership. He is a nationally recognized speaker on health care and employee benefits frequently appearing on radio, television, and in print to provide expert knowledge concerning the ever-changing landscape surrounding health care in America. Gearhart Jr. also co-authored the Amazon best selling book “Breaking Through the Status Quo: How Companies Are Changing the Benefits Game to Help Their Employees and Boost Their Bottom Line.” In the book, Gearhart Jr. explains the power of data analytics to inform and guide decisions that can lower health-care costs in group health plans. In his current role at DCW Group, he and his team relentlessly focus on delivering measurable, repeatable, and predictable reductions in health-care costs for their employer clients while simultaneously improving the benefits for their employees.

Insurance As It Should Be

DCW Group is an employee benefits and business consulting firm with a goal of making its clients more profitable and productive at their core business, by improving the way they procure health care. DCW accomplishes this by implementing strategies that create measurable, repeatable and predictable reductions in health-care costs for their employer clients while simultaneously improving the benefits for their employees. Understanding the business models of stakeholders within the health-care supply chain and employee benefits allows DCW Group to eliminate waste, provide transparency and return stakeholder profits to their clients.

How Benefits are Delivered to Your Workforce

How Benefits are Delivered to Your Workforce

Your employee benefits expense is likely a top three expense at your company and a cornerstone to recruiting and retaining top talent. “But how much money do you actually invest in communicating, promoting and delivering such a significant investment to your employees,” asks Bob Gearhart Jr., with the DCW Group....

The Definition of Insanity

Insurance

As we near the fourth quarter, many of you are entering the period when your health insurance renews.  That means calls and emails from health insurance brokers requesting an updated census, benefit summaries, and a copy of the most recent renewal to go “work their magic” and quote your benefits.  While sending multiple brokers to […]

As we near the fourth quarter, many of you are entering the period when your health insurance renews.  That means calls and emails from health insurance brokers requesting an updated census, benefit summaries, and a copy of the most recent renewal to go “work their magic” and quote your benefits. ...

How Your Health Insurance Buying Style Affects Your Renewal

Bob Gearhart Jr

As the fourth quarter nears, many of you are entering the period when your health insurance renews.  “That means calls and emails from health insurance brokers requesting an updated census, benefit summaries, and a copy of the most recent renewal to go ‘work their magic’  and quote your benefits,” says...

Beaumont Health to Acquire Summa Health

Bob Gearhart Jr.

Beaumont Health, based in Michigan, signed a letter of intent to purchase Summa Health in Akron. The deal would add four hospitals to Beaumont’s footprint. “But perhaps the most interesting piece of the acquisition is Summa Care, the insurance subsidiary of Summa Health that insures about 46,000 members,” says Bob...

Impact of Highmark, UPMC Agreement

Bob Gearhart DCW Group

On June 24, the same day the Trump administration announced an executive order to increase transparency in the health-care system, a 10-year agreement was reached between Highmark and UPMC, mere days before the consent decree between the two organizations was set to expire. “The consent degree came into effect when...

DCW Reduces Rhiel’s Premiums 14.8%

Since 1951, Rhiel Supply Co. understands that attracting and retaining a talented workforce is a vital part of running a successful business. To do that, a competitive wage and comprehensive benefit plan is necessary to attract top talent and ensure employee satisfaction and retention. So when Rhiel's health insurance premiums...

How Rhiel Supply Reduced Premiums

If you’ve been following the six case studies we’ve shared in the New Benefits Blueprint, you know that we are showcasing our clients who are offering higher quality benefits to their employees while significantly lowering their company’s health- care spend. The goal of sharing these case studies is to help other employers attain the same […]

If you’ve been following the six case studies we’ve shared in the New Benefits Blueprint, you know that we are showcasing our clients who are offering higher quality benefits to their employees while significantly lowering their company’s health- care spend. The goal of sharing these case studies is to help...

How to Find the Right Benefits Adviser

How do you know if you’re working with the right adviser? “If an adviser suggests to you that the way they earn your business is to quote your employee benefits package at renewal. They are the wrong adviser,” says Bob Gearhart Jr. of DCW Group. In this installment of The...

How Employers Buy Benefits Is Broken

If you’ve followed the five case studies we’ve shared in The New Benefits Blueprint, you know that we showcased our clients who are offering higher quality benefits to their employees, while significantly lowering their company’s health-care spending. In order to deliver long-term cost containment, we are constantly creating innovative strategies in response to the ever-changing […]

If you’ve followed the five case studies we’ve shared in The New Benefits Blueprint, you know that we showcased our clients who are offering higher quality benefits to their employees, while significantly lowering their company’s health-care spending. In order to deliver long-term cost containment, we are constantly creating innovative strategies...