Get to Know Reliable Consulting Group

The RCG Difference.

At RCG, our team members and partners are here to make your business better. Our energy, innovation, and deep expertise drive our focus on solving problems and achieving real results.

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Reliable Consulting Group is passionate about serving clients, developing our team, and giving back to our communities. Think you have the knowledge and experience it takes to be part of our team? Reach out today.

Dee McFarland

Dee McFarland

Benefits Consultant/Founding Partner

Professional Background

Dee consults with employers to design and administrator employee benefits and wellness plans, specializing in educating employers about employee benefit packages and compliance, as well as employees and individuals about their health benefits and insurance in general. She is certified to sell Medicare Advantage plans and individual plans on the Federal Marketplace, as well.

Dee began her career while still in high school, as a student of the Occupational Business Education program at Salem High School, where she worked as an Administrative Assistant for Loudon Ford in Salem. She then worked for an insurance agency in Salem, where she dealt with all aspects of the business while pursuing her degree in HR/Business Management. After graduating from Kent State, Dee became a licensed insurance agent and has over 25 years of experience. Prior to founding Reliable Consulting Group, Dee spent five years as an Employee Benefits Consultant with Assured Partners Consulting (APC), formerly National Healthcare Access, in Boardman.

Community Involvement 

Dee developed a passion for wellness and encouraging young people, especially women, to live up to their potential. She is a Board Member and current President of the Western Reserve Association of Health Underwriters, Past President & current Scholarship Chair of Youngstown Business & Professional Women’s Club, Vice President of the YBPW Centennial Scholarship Fund and a current member of Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Dee previously served as a board member with the Autism Society of the Mahoning Valley, a Corps Council member and Teen Group Leader with the Salvation Army of Salem, Ohio. 

A lifelong resident of the Mahoning Valley, Dee currently resides in Salem.

Lyddy Jones

Lyda (Lyddy) Jones

Benefits Consultant

Lyddy has worked in the health insurance industry for over 40 years. Her career began with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as a claims auditor. After 15 years on the carrier side, Lyddy went to work for a local agent and has been a licensed insurance agent for 27 years.

In addition to health insurance, Lyddy has experience in property and casual lines, however health insurance and Medicare are her specialty.

Lyddy is a life long resident of East Palestine with a passion for animals and gardening. Her two grown children and five grandchildren are her pride and joy.

The Value of a Benefits Broker.

Brokers are paid by the insurance carriers, so their service is free to the consumer. A benefits broker must be a licensed professional in the state in which they sell insurance, and they must go through extensive training to earn their license. They are required to continue their training on an annual basis.

Benefits brokers help individuals and business owners understand all their options and can often customize a package unique to the customer. They help determine the insurance types that best fit your needs and recommend plans that give you the best coverage for your dollars spent.

A benefits broker can:

  • Present plan options from multiple insurance carriers
  • Compare the pros and cons of the different insurance plans
  • Facilitate enrollment into a plan
  • Understand the continually changing insurance legislation
  • Provide ongoing service representing your needs to the insurance carrier
  • Review your insurance policy annually and facilitate renewal if necessary

Let RCG make finding, purchasing, and maintaining health insurance easier!