DSG Benefits Group President David Goldfarb Named One of Five 2012 Broker of the Year Finalists by Benefits Selling Magazine

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Goldfarb competes for Broker of the Year, wins additional accolades

David Goldfarb, president of DSG Benefits Group, is one of five finalists from across the country for Benefits Selling magazine’s 2012 Broker of the Year. The award winner will be announced at the 8th Annual Benefits Selling Expo, May 9-11, in San Antonio, Texas. This is one of several honors recently bestowed upon Goldfarb. In late 2011, Employee Benefit Adviser named him as a Top 10 “Rising Star in Advising” and the National Association of Health Underwriters recognized Goldfarb, for the seventh consecutive year, with its “Golden Eagle Award,” the highest recognition bestowed upon an individual who has demonstrated professional excellence in health and disability income insurance.

“To be named a finalist for this prestigious award and to be recognized along with the other four finalists, who truly are industry visionaries, is an honor,” said Goldfarb. “This accolade would not have been possible without the focus and commitment from all of my colleagues at DSG Benefits Group. The mindset and passion we all mutually share on constantly improving employee education in regards to employee benefits coupled with developing innovative tailored solutions that specifically address each of our clients’ unique needs have significantly contributed to our company’s success.”

Goldfarb is a strong advocate of consumer-driven health plans and encourages his clients to integrate a heavy emphasis in consumerism and wellness within their benefits programs. He is a proponent of incorporating health saving accounts (HSAs) as the primary vehicle within health plans because he believes having “skin in the game” stimulates change, a real sense of consumerism and ultimately yields short-term, but more importantly, long-term costs savings and a myriad of tax benefits for both the employer and employee (or consumer). According to Goldfarb, HSAs are the most effective agents in significantly altering the traditional employee mentality in health care decision-making. The traditional PPO or HMO health plans are simply unsustainable; an approximate 8-12 percent annual compound rate increase is difficult, if not impossible, for any employer to absorb over a 10-year time period. Goldfarb believes change is necessary, and consumer-driven health plans are one of the fundamental solutions to the current healthcare crisis.

Goldfarb is a frequent speaker, author and contributor on topics ranging from employee benefits and welfare programs to the complex, deep and far-reaching implications that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has on employers and individuals. Goldfarb, a graduate of the University of Texas, also stays active in several industry associations and is a devoted supporter of the community, especially with nonprofit organizations. He is a charter member of the TACA Corporate Council and a member of The Center for Nonprofit Management, the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce and many others.

Additionally, his firm is a corporate patron for several local arts and non-profit organizations such as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Dallas Opera, the Dallas Summer Musicals, Dallas Children’s Theater, The Women's Museum, CareFlite and several others.

About DSG Benefits Group
Founded in 2004, DSG Benefits Group is one of the leading independent employee benefits brokerage and consulting firms, serving a vast array of clients among all industries across the country. For more information, visit http://www.dsgbenefits.com.

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