Central Ohio Group Insurance
136 E. Main St
P. O. Box 348
Ashland, OH 44805
419.289.7777 fax


Area's Leading Health Care Reform & Medicare Specialists

"Central Ohio Group Insurance Strives to be Your Ultimate Sales and 
Service Solution Since 1978"

Meet Our Staff

Jennifer Sharick

Office Manager - Group Service

Jennifer joined COG in 1995 after graduation from Bowling Green State University. She handles group and individual administration and claims and individual quoting. She is married with two sons and one daughter.

Patti Smith

Office Manager - Group Service

Patti has been with COG since 2000 as the Office Manager and Group Administrator. She is here to assist you with any group customer service and claims issues. She is married to Randy Smith

Gina Ashley

Vice President - Group Sales/Quotes

Gina joined COG in 1993 and like most of our employees wears many hats.  She is involved in all aspects of New Business including Group Business, Individual, Medicare as well as Life and ancillary benefits. Prior to COG Gina worked 10 years as a medical underwriter for Central Reserve Life.
Brian Vess
Sales - Broker's Broker


Brian joined COG in 2014 to expand their growing Brokers Broker sales program. Starting his insurance career in 1993, Brian is a top producing life and health insurance broker working through COG. He believes that each broker and client should be treated as a friend and their best interest always comes first. Brian and his wife Neilee reside in Millersburg and have 3 wonderful children: Mallori, Brayden & Luke.

Matt Tharp

President - Agency Development, Group & Individual Renewals, Individual Sales & Commissions

Matt began his insurance career in 1990 with goals of growing wholesale distribution of COG's products. In 2001 he purchased the agency and has diversified the product selection to include ancillary and senior products. Matt concentrates on agency development, senior products, and individual business. He is here to help you grow and earn your business.

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