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.

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...

Lack of Transparency Is Causing You to Lose Money

It all starts with a lack of transparency around the quality of health services and the cost of those services. In this video, Bob Gearhart Jr. tells why business owners lose money when their employees use the health insurance. Gearhart Jr. is sharing his nationally recognized expertise with The Business...

Redirect Profit Leakage to Your Bottom Line

Redirect Profit Leakage to Your Bottom Line

Consumer reports recently secret-shopped the prices of five commonly prescribed drugs at various retailers across the country. The prices ranged from $66 to $928. In this video, Bob Gearhart Jr. identifies three areas of profit leakage in the pharmacy supply chain. As an employer, you can redirect this profit leakage...

Acquisitions Within the Health Care Supply Chain

Acquisitions Within the Health Care Supply Chain

Last month, Employee Benefits 101 reviewed the medical loss ratio, or MLR, which essentially regulates insurance carriers' profit margin on their fully insured business. As a follow up, Bob Gearhart Jr. is taking a look at acquisitions within the health care supply chain and how they allow insurance carriers to...