Why Choose ICI

Our Independence Directly Benefits You

ICI is an independent insurance agency with roots dating back to 1885. Headquartered in El Dorado, Kansas, with locations in Wichita, Derby and Emporia, ICI offers a wide variety of property and casualty insurance products. With access to more than 50 insurance carriers and licensed in 34 states, ICI can provide you with the most comprehensive insurance program to meet your personal or business needs.

Our Client Service Philosophy

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    We are Deeply Interested in Your Success

    We strive to maximize your insurance investment, minimize your risk and protect your assets.

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    We are Your Advisor and Advocate

    As your broker, we access more than 50 insurance companies. In the event of a claim, we work on your behalf to ensure a fair settlement.

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    We Have Invested in a Comprehensive Array of Services

    It is our goal to provide proactive, innovative ideas to help you reduce your total cost of risk.

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    At ICI We Never Stop Learning

    We are all lifelong learners. We actively participate in professional designation programs and volunteer in professional organizations.

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    Our Staff is Carefully Chosen to Serve You

    Our staff is characterized by friendliness, a great attitude and strong work ethic, team play and integrity.

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Our Goal is Simple

We will find the best strategy available in the marketplace to mitigate risk for you or your organization.

The Rich History of ICI

Our clients trust us to protect their assets and manage their total cost of risk, which is why they appreciate the rich history and stability of ICI. Our beginnings date back to 1885 when J.C. Hoyt & Co. was providing insurance services for El Dorado. Ninety seven years later, J.C. Hoyt merged with Bacon Insurance, Inc. to form Insurance Center, Inc. Since then, we have continued to grow, opening additional offices in Wichita, Derby and Emporia. In 2008, we simplified our name to “ICI”.

Tom Murry joined ICI in 1981 and has since been credited with much of ICI’s growth. An immigrant from Ireland, he completed the prestigious Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) program, the Life Underwriters Training Counsel (LUTC) and served in numerous roles, including president, with the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents (KAIA). In 1996, Tom was presented the Agent of Merit Award by the Kansas Insurance Association, and in 1997, Allied Life honored Tom as their #1 Life Insurance Agent in the United States.

Tom was the president of ICI until 2015. Today, his son, Ryan, serves as the president of ICI.

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Tom Murry joined ICI in 1981 and has since been credited with much of ICI’s growth.

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From the Beginning

1885

J.C. Hoyt & Co. starts providing insurance services to El Dorado.

1925

J.C. Hoyt & Co. acquires the Bersie Agency.

1927

J.C. Hoyt & Co. acquires W.R. Childs.

1938

Bacon Insurance, a company that would later be included in a merger, is established.

1950s

J.C. Hoyt & Co. acquires the Clint Mossman Agency.

1962

J.C. Hoyt & Co. acquires Ray L. Smith Companies.

1964

J.C. Hoyt & Co. acquires the Stearns Agency.

1966

J.C. Hoyt & Co. acquires Safety Insurance.

1967

J.C. Hoyt & Co. acquires the Ellsworth Jordan Agency and the Viola Ernest Agency.

1970

J.C. Hoyt & Co. acquires the Mannion Insurance Agency and Carter Insurance.

1972

J.C. Hoyt & Co. acquires the Fullinwider Agency.

1982

Tom Murry, who would later become the president, joins J.C. Hoyt & Co. J.C. Hoyt & Co. merges with Bacon Insurance to form Insurance Center, Inc.

2001

Tom Murry becomes the president of Insurance Center, Inc.

2008

The company’s name is simplified to ICI and the headquarters in El Dorado undergoes remodeling.

2015

Ryan Murry becomes the president of ICI.