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.

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...

DCW Helps the United Way Lower Health Care Costs

Health care is typically a top three expense for employers and a critical piece of attracting and retaining top talent. The United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley is no different, but as a nonprofit every dollar the organization can save in operations is a dollar that can be reinvested...

United Way Improves Insurance, Saves $66K

Last year, Employee Benefits 101 examined the innovative strategies and methodologies available to employers to reduce health-care benefit costs, while improving the benefit plans they offer their employees. We took a deeper dive into the successes of the following local companies: Compco Industries: Reversed its escalating health-care expense and currently offers higher quality benefits, while […]

Last year, Employee Benefits 101 examined the innovative strategies and methodologies available to employers to reduce health-care benefit costs, while improving the benefit plans they offer their employees. We took a deeper dive into the successes of the following local companies: Compco Industries: Reversed its escalating health-care expense and currently...

Drawing Up Your New Benefits Blueprint

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 venture between Amazon.com...

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...