Bob Gearhart Jr., DCW Group

When Bob Gearhart Jr. was 10 years old, his first job was with the family company, DCW Group, keying census data into Microsoft Excel from paper forms in his grandparents’ living room. In 2007, he was a junior at Bowling Green State University majoring in sports management when his grandfather passed away and he got his insurance license. “Although I had my insurance license, it wasn’t until 2010, after graduating from Bowling Green and spending two years with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Lake Erie Monsters, that I decided to return to our company,” he says. The world of health care and health Insurance underwent significant change in 2010 and is set to drastically change again in 2017. “Given these changes, you can imagine my shock when I returned to the insurance business only to find that Excel still is the primary tool in most insurance brokers arsenals!” he says. As the third generation at DCW, Bob Gearhart Jr. says his role is to merge two generations of industry experience that spans over 60 years with new ideas and innovative technology to help the firm’s customers become “lean, mean, job creating machines.” “The best part of my job is learning about our clients businesses and meeting their employees.”

Insurance As It Should Be

DCW Group is a third generation employee benefits and business consulting firm in Boardman, 4800 Market St. D, that describes itself as “committed to the continued disruption of an industry that rewards mediocrity and lacks transparency.” The DCW team is passionate about working with companies and their employees to provide a steady hand in a turbulent world as health care undergoes continued reform. DCW wants to debunk the belief that all health insurance brokers are lazy and lining their pockets, by putting their best foot forward every day and investing in technology solutions to pass on to the companies they work with. The firm offers traditional and non-traditional insurance, working with dozens of insurance carriers to make sure their clients save money as a company and their employees have solid benefits they can easily manage with DCW’s Employee Management System.

DCW Group Reduces Companies Health-Care Costs

After a three-year collaboration with the team at DCW Group, L. Calvin Jones & Co. will be announcing lower deductibles, lower out-of-pocket maximums for their employees and reducing their health-care expense by $78,000. In this Employee Benefits 101 video, Bob Gearhart Jr. of DCW Group, reviews the case studies he...

Vinyl Profiles Gets $150K Plan Refund

Vinyl Profiles Gets $150K Plan Refund

Last month, Employee Benefits 101 examined the innovative strategies that two local employers, Compco Industries and Potential Development, are using that have allowed them to offer their employees better benefits while significantly lowering their health-care spend. This month we will showcase a third local company, Vinyl Profiles, which recently received a $150,000 return of unused […]

Last month, Employee Benefits 101 examined the innovative strategies that two local employers, Compco Industries and Potential Development, are using that have allowed them to offer their employees better benefits while significantly lowering their health-care spend. This month we will showcase a third local company, Vinyl Profiles, which recently received...

Attract and Retain a Talented Workforce

Earlier this year, the jobless rate in the United States dropped to 3.9%, which was the lowest level since 1969. Despite having the tightest labor market in nearly 50 years, many employers are still understaffed and having challenges finding the workforce they need to sustain and grow their business. In...

5 Components to a High-Performing Benefit Plan

DCW Group attended the Employee Benefit News Benefits Forum and Expo in New Orleans, where Bob Gearhart Jr. was joined by two of his clients, Paul Garchar, executive director of the Potential Development Schools for Autism and Rick Fryda, president and CEO of Compco Industries. At the event Gearhart Jr....

Better Benefits, Lower Cost, Easier Execution

Employee Benefits 101 has explored a multitude of strategies I hope you have found valuable. We have examined reducing your company’s pharmacy spend, the importance of managing the health-care supply chain, eliminating waste in your benefits plan and how to avoid pitfalls when renewing your health insurance. We have exposed how employers can identify profit […]

Employee Benefits 101 has explored a multitude of strategies I hope you have found valuable. We have examined reducing your company’s pharmacy spend, the importance of managing the health-care supply chain, eliminating waste in your benefits plan and how to avoid pitfalls when renewing your health insurance. We have exposed...

Avoid Pitfalls When Renewing Health Insurance

Today we’re pulling back the curtain on your benefits renewal process to show you four red flags that could indicate trouble. Most employers renew their health insurance plan in the fourth quarter, but even if you don’t, the principles shared in this article still apply. The current model suggests that most of you are working […]

Today we’re pulling back the curtain on your benefits renewal process to show you four red flags that could indicate trouble. Most employers renew their health insurance plan in the fourth quarter, but even if you don’t, the principles shared in this article still apply. The current model suggests that...

What’s Next for Amazon?

It's no secret that the joint venture between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan has everyone in health care and health insurance on their toes. In this video, Bob Gearhart Jr. tells how amazon disrupted the retail industry and says its already starting the same process in the health care...

How the CVS-Aetna Deal Affects Health Care Supply

DCW Group is a third generation employee benefits and business consulting firm in Boardman, 4800 Market St. D, that describes itself as “committed to the continued disruption of an industry that rewards mediocrity and lacks transparency.” The DCW team is passionate about working with companies and their employees to provide...

Two Factors Employees Use to Evaluate Your Company

In order to retain your current employees and attract the new hires that you need to grow your business it's important to understand two of the major factors that employees evaluate when looking at your company. In this video, Bob Gearhart Jr. tells what these two factors are and how...

Eliminating Waste in Health Insurance

Eliminating Waste in Health Insurance

In the last month, the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan health care venture selected a CEO and announced a major acquisition. Dr. Atul Gawande, an author, surgeon and lifetime public health professional will be leading the charge to reinvent health care in America. Amazon announced the acquisition of online pharmacy PillPack which caused the […]

In the last month, the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan health care venture selected a CEO and announced a major acquisition. Dr. Atul Gawande, an author, surgeon and lifetime public health professional will be leading the charge to reinvent health care in America. Amazon announced the acquisition of online...