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About Us


In 2007, Dryden-Kamis Insurance was born, started by John Dryden, Sr. and his family. John is a retired engineer an international company and more recently retired (at the sweet age of 76) from pastoring a church. They started the business in a one room building that was formerly a gas station and funded the operation with part of John’s pension monies. Seeing an opportunity to be of service to the senior population, John continued to serve as a pastor by selling affordable health and drug coverage.

The agency grew quickly and other like-minded people soon partnered with the agency. The product line quickly expanded into a full-service agency, servicing Central and Southern Illinois and Southwestern Indiana. The agency is now located in the historic Sunderland Home in Newton, Illinois. 


The Dryden Family’s Christian background and strong core values of integrity, hard work and service fits very well in the insurance industry which is often complicated and highly regulated and requires a compassionate, personal, and professional customer service and yet at the same time provides a reasonable income for their families, agents and employees.

What’s Important when choosing a Dryden-Kamis Insurance Agency insurance policy?

  • We are trustworthy and local professionals who take the time and effort to get to know our clients and to do what is right for each client, every time.

Our Trusted Partners

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Allstate
  • American Modern
  • Amerilife
  • Appalachian Underwriters
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Combined Insurance
  • Continental Life
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Equitable Life & Casualty
  • Foremost
  • Gerber Life
  • Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance
  • Health Alliance
  • Heartland National
  • Humana
  • IAC
  • Liberty Bankers
  • Medico
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • New Era
  • North American Life
  • Progressive
  • Prudential
  • Renaissance
  • Security Life
  • Sentinel Security
  • SilverScript
  • Spirit Dental
  • Thrivent
  • Travelers
  • United America
  • United Healthcare
  • United Mutual
  • United Security Health & Life
  • washington National