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.

Drawing Up Your New Benefits Blueprint

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Robert Gearhart Jr. returns in his third year as a contributor for The Business Journal in his new series, The New Benefits Blueprint. As existing entities in the health-care market consolidate – as when CVS acquired Aetna – and new players enter the field, like the joint...

L. Calvin Jones Improves Benefits, Saves $78K

This past year, Employee Benefits 101 has examined the innovative strategies and methodologies available to employers to cut health-care costs while improving the benefit plans they offer to employees. We have taken a deeper dive into the successes of these local companies: Compco Industries: Reversed the company’s escalating healthcare expense. Currently offers higher quality benefits […]

This past year, Employee Benefits 101 has examined the innovative strategies and methodologies available to employers to cut health-care costs while improving the benefit plans they offer to employees. We have taken a deeper dive into the successes of these local companies: Compco Industries: Reversed the company’s escalating healthcare expense....

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...