About Our Founder

Lary Alan Loew was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia, the son of Robert L. and Nancy C. Wright Loew. He graduated with honors from West Liberty State College in 1975, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. Later that year, he got his start in the insurance industry as a career agent with The Equitable Life Assurance Society (later AXA Financial) with his father, Robert. He spent most of his time there in sales and had a five-year stint as District Manager. He was inducted into the AXA Equitable Hall of Fame in 2000 and retired from Equitable AXA in 2005.

In 1982, Equitable withdrew from the healthcare arena, inspiring Lary to start his own business so that he could continue to serve his clients. In November 1998, that company grew and transformed into The Cornerstone Group, one of the first employee benefits agencies in the state of West Virginia. Lary served as Managing Partner until he passed away on February 9, 2012 at the age of 59.

Lary was a lifetime Qualifier for the Million Dollar Roundtable, was a Board Member of Northwood Health Systems, the West Liberty University Foundation, the American Legion Post 1, the West Virginia Golf Association, and he was even a Rater for Golf Digest for six years. He had a strong passion for golf and loved playing many courses with his friends. He served as commissioner of the Oglebay Golf Gang and was an active member of the Lunch Bunch at Long Cove Club in Hilton Head, South Carolina. He was also a lifelong supporter of the West Liberty University golf, football, baseball, and basketball programs. In 2012, West Liberty University posthumously renamed its annual Hilltopper Golf Scramble to The Lary Loew Golf Scramble in his honor. It is held every June to help raise funds for student athletes.

Who We Are

Located in Triadelphia, West Virginia, The Cornerstone Group is a full-service Employee Benefits Agency serving more than 500 companies across West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Presently, our plans provide coverage in the area of group health, dental, vision, life, and disability income benefits. The Cornerstone Group also specializes in HRAs, HSAs, FSAs, and Individual & Medicare products. 

With over 40 years of successful business practices and a dedicated service team, The Cornerstone Group has established itself as a leader in the employee benefits field. We pride ourselves on retaining clients through strong relationships and exceeding their needs. We provide assistance in plan design, competitive bidding, installation, employee education, management, and service of your plan.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide all of our clients with the highest quality customer service while offering them the best employee benefit package in an analytical and consultative manner.