One Independence Place
4807 Rockside Road, Suite 660
Independence, Ohio 44131

216-901-9300

Our Team

Kathy Hirko
Licensed Insurance Agent

After 17 years of owning a Manufacturer’s Representative company in the office products industry, I wanted to move into an industry that was not only growing, but where I could help individuals answer questions and solve problems. Medicare can be overwhelming and confusing. I work with people and educate them to their options when joining Medicare and/or leaving a company plan.

Representing a multitude of companies allows me to find the plan that best suits their needs, being locally owned allows me to meet with them face to face if they choose to do that. If you are somewhat overwhelmed, please allow me to educate you to your options.

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Sharon Honroth
Licensed Insurance Agent

After staying home to raise my children, several years ago I decided to embark on a career in the insurance industry focusing on Medicare Plans. I love working with "Baby Boomers" and those folks who are retiring and are new to the Medicare system. It is very rewarding to me to help guide them through the Medicare maze and find the health care plan that is right for each individual.

Although I am available to anyone in northeast Ohio, my primary service areas are Summit, Medina, Stark and Wayne counties.

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Caryn Zwick
Licensed Insurance Agent

I began my career in financial services in 1993 advising clients in the area of investments and insurance, always emphasizing the importance of life and health insurance as the basis of a sound financial plan. A senior myself, I find assisting individuals and seniors to find the right health plan a natural and rewarding progression of my career as I educate them on Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and Part D plans as well as long-term care insurance, serving all of Cuyahoga County and surrounding areas.

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Aimee Butler
Licensed Insurance Agent

After 17 years in manufacturing, I changed careers in 2008, and now educate Boomers, Seniors and Retirees to their Medicare plan options. Community involvement is another key aspect to what we do at Kaz. In addition to my Association affiliations, I also participate in community fundraising and educational events with Asa Cox Homes and WKKY radio. The primary areas I cover are Lake, Ashtabula and Geauga counties.

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Janice Kopec
Licensed Insurance Agent

For the past 25 years, I have been employed in the healthcare field. My experience includes commercial managed care, behavioral health and hospice and palliative care. After working in my various roles with Boomers, Seniors and Retirees, I have expanded my career to work in the insurance industry. I am available to guide, educate and problem-solve with you on options as you are either joining Medicare or are currently on Medicare to find the right Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan (Part D). I represent a number of companies that will provide a plan to best meet your needs. Although I am available throughout North East Ohio, the primary areas that I cover are the western and southwestern suburbs of Cuyahoga County.

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Brenda Gregory
Licensed Insurance Agent

Being a licensed insurance agent in Ohio since 2000 I have enjoyed helping seniors with life and health insurance products. My previous background in the physical therapy field has allowed me to understand the many needs that seniors and baby boomers face when planning for their futures. The various insurance products available to protect ones health and assets can be overwhelming. I enjoy taking each persons needs and concerns into account when educating them on the various options they have for Long Term Care Insurance, Medicare Supplements, Part D or Medicare Advantage Plans. Making the complex understandable is my passion.

I travel throughout the Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania area but my counties where I concentrate most on are Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana.

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Shelley Reddy
Licensed Insurance Agent

I have been licensed as a life and health insurance agent in the state of Ohio since 1999, helping people plan and prepare for their futures with long term care insurance. I have also realized with our seniors and aging baby boomers, that navigating through Medicare plans and options can be quite overwhelming to them as well. I want to help families find solutions for their healthcare needs that will best fit them, and to ease the process of choosing the right coverage in a complex array of choices.

The primary counties that I cover are Lorain, Cuyahoga and surrounding areas.

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Denise Kravec
Licensed Insurance Agent

As a mother of three and a grandmother of six, I decided to take a path in life that has allowed me to assist others with their personal health and wellness. As a licensed insurance agent, I work to serve families in all of Northeast Ohio with a focus on Medicare Insurance Plans. I educate you to your options and help you to understand the choices that you make.

I cover all of Northeast Ohio, with a focus on Ashland and Tuscarawas.

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Lance Hauserman
Licensed Insurance Agent

After 25 years of owning and operating a sports field design company, I came to the decision to go in a different direction. This decision was made after dealing with my parents many insurance issues. I wanted to give back by educating and helping people with their insurance needs. I am excited to join KAZ Company being locally owned, the passion, commitment and integrity they show is refreshing. It would be my pleasure to help with any questions or concerns about your Medicare insurance needs. Please give me a call, it’s free!

Service Area: Northeast Ohio, South West Florida and focused on Mayfield Hts., Richmond Hts., and Euclid.

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Stacey Ries
Licensed Insurance Agent

I live in Seville, Ohio with my husband and son. I joined the US Army National Guard when I was 17 and was a Medic for the 135th Military Police Unit in Brookpark. In 2014 I went to work for a company focused on Retirement Planning, Health and Life Insurance. Hired as an Admin Assistant and achieving my Insurance License. I was able to help my parents when they were looking at Medicare, I realized how difficult this time can be. When looking at your Medicare options you want to know all your choices with honest and reliable information. I would like to be that valuable asset to you too.

I travel throughout Ohio focusing on Morrow, Medina and Ashland Counties.

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Lynn Beck
Licensed Insurance Agent

I grew up and still live in Olmsted Falls with my husband and 2 rescue dogs. My 20-year career in payroll branched off into Workers Compensation insurance. Having reached the peak of my current job, I decided to change avenues but continue with insurance. I have always had a passion to work with people and help them to understand things that may be confusing to them. KAZ Company offers me this. I want to make a positive difference by helping people navigate through the Medicare Health Plan maze. The areas that I focus on are western Cuyahoga County and surrounding areas.

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Lorrie Kormanec
Licensed Insurance Agent

After receiving my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University, I continued my education in the field of Physical Therapy in order to pursue my passion for helping people. Over a 26 year career, I helped countless patients recover from illnesses and injuries, while guiding them to a deeper understanding of their health-related issues and concerns. Currently, I share that same passion in helping clients understand the complexities of Medicare insurance plans, and how those pertain to their own healthcare coverage needs. I enjoy educating clients in the choices available to them, answering all questions, and assisting with the enrollment process.

My region of focus is Medina, Summit, and Lorain counties, though I travel throughout Northeast Ohio.

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Mark A. Smith
Licensed Insurance Agent

After 27 very successful years with Newell Rubbermaid, I wanted to move into a growing field with an opportunity to help seniors with their Medicare options. I have been a Licensed insurance agent since 2016 in the state of Ohio.

Representing a multitude of companies allows me to select the right plan for you. I like face to face meetings, so I can hear your concerns and clear up any question you may have. I am available to any one in Northeastern Ohio, but my primary service Areas are Summit, Wayne, Cuyahoga and Medina counties.

I live in Doylestown, Ohio with my wife of 39 years, Mary. I enjoy spending time visiting with my four children and seven grandchildren.

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Renee Lagoni
Licensed Insurance Agent

I take pride in helping you understand your Medicare health insurance plan options. Knowledge is power. It was not until someone very close to me passed away that I realized understanding your current health care plan is crucial.

Before joining the Kaz Co I worked in the food and beverage industry. I was raised in Ashtabula County but have been living in Lake County for the past 15 years. We are a proud military family. My husband served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family which includes my two Siberian huskies and volunteering at the Lake County Council on Aging Meals on Wheels program.

I am available to meet with consumers throughout Northeast Ohio. My primary service areas are Ashtabula, Lake, and Geauga County

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Wendy Morgan
Licensed Insurance Agent

Wendy served in the United States Navy for 12 years and the Navy Reserve for 8 years performing personnel administration. As a retiree she wants to ensure veterans receive accurate information regarding their benefits. Prior to joining KAZ Company, Wendy spent 13 years working with and helping seniors and their family members in assisted living and nursing home settings. Wendy and her husband Kent, a public school superintendent, live in Medina with their 3 children.

"I work to build strong, trusting relationships with clients and referral sources in a positive, friendly way. I listen to fully understand challenges then partner to find the right solution."

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