Sams/Hockaday Agents

Centrally located in downtown Decatur, Sams/Hockaday & Associates has been serving local seniors with Medicare insurance and retirement planning since 1981.

As Medicare enrollment approaches, many of our clients tell us about the dozens of mailers they get, the telemarketing phone calls, emails… it’s overwhelming. When are you supposed to enroll for Medicare? How much will it cost? What if you’re still working?

Rest assured that we keep up with Medicare so that you don’t have to. When you meet with one of our qualified, local insurance agents, you’ll experience the hands-on, personal service we give to ensure all of your Medicare and retirement planning needs are met.

We don’t follow a one-size-fits-all approach – your needs are unique, which is why we’ll get to know you, your risk profile, your preferences, and your budget. Only then will we educate you on your options and make our best recommendation to fit your needs.

Major cost savings

Here at Sams/Hockaday, we don’t just sell one company – we represent dozens of them! This gives us the opportunity to price shop the entire market to get the most competitive price. We often hear from clients that we’ve been able to save them hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars per year.

Claims assistance

We don’t just sell insurance – we’re there to help you with the claims process, which can be confusing and complicated. When you need to go on claim, we will find the proper forms and deal with the insurance companies so that you can focus on healing.

Friendly, local office

Because we’re local, you can experience the friendly, face-to-face assistance we give. Many of our clients have formed long-lasting relationships with the agents in our office. We are truly a family here at Sams/Hockaday – something that you just don’t get when dealing with advisors over the phone.

Full-service agency

While most older adults come to us for Medicare help, we don’t just stop there. We are a full-service agency that helps fill the need for many different types of insurance and investment opportunities. Whether you need better health coverage in retirement or you want to ensure your nest egg is secure, we have solutions for it all.

Education-first approach

Our team is truly passionate about helping our local adults understand Medicare. It can be confusing, which is why we take an education-first approach. You can trust us to explain the parts of Medicare, how they affect your health coverage, and what your options are without feeling like it’s just a sales pitch.

In-home assistance available

Because we’re local, we can come to you if you’re not able to come into our downtown Decatur office. Many of our clients enjoy the in-home appointment option, and we are always happy to accommodate to your schedule. It’s a great feeling knowing that you have support just a phone call away.

Caterpillar, ADM, Ameren, and other local retiree programs

If you’re retiring from a local company, you can be confident that we’ve helped others in your situation. Whether you’re getting a stipend from your employer or are required to purchase from a particular group or company, we know how the system works. We will walk through the uncharted territory to help you save time, money, and headaches.


Find an Agent

Our family of licensed insurance agents is ready to help you make Medicare simple. You can learn more about our agents and even schedule an appointment right from their profile page.


We know that choosing an agent is a decision based on trust. We encourage you to read through our 1,000+ client testimonials to learn why you can trust us to help you make the right healthcare and retirement decisions.

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Are you passionate about helping others? Even if you don’t have a background in insurance or Medicare, we are always looking for individuals who were born to serve. Learn more about our available positions today.

I appreciate the fact that I feel as if the company is looking out for me. I don't have to spend my time chasing down unpaid claims like other companies have left me to do. I'm old fashioned in that I like to feel that as a customer I'm appreciated and Sams/Hockaday does exactly that!
D. B., Customer
Your friendly staff guided us through the Medicare mare answering questions and getting us great prices for our Medicare needs.
M.H., Customer
Clearly explained the basics of Medicare supplement coverage in layman's terms so that we could easily understand the coverage and our options. Assistance with signing us up for coverage was invaluable. We also appreciate the staff's support in answering any questions we had regarding claims.
D. B., Customer
We are totally pleased with the service we have received from Sams Hockaday. Laura Pecina has reviewed our policies every year to determine if we are getting the best rates.
K.F., Customer
We were so confused when we began going to [Patty] for advice on supplemental insurances for both my husband and myself. She guided us through the hoops and saved us hours and hours of stressful time... She did not push any one insurance at us, rather gave us our options with clear cut data and then waited for us to make our choices... I can't imagine navigating through this nightmare of benefits without the person she is. [...] Thanks, Patty, for the GREAT service you provide and your love and compassion!
L.B., Customer
Disclaimer: We do not offer every plan available in your area. Currently we represent 4 organizations which offer 41 products in your area. Please contact, 1‑800‑MEDICARE, or your local State Health Insurance Program to get information on all of your options. Not connected with or endorsed by the United States government or the federal Medicare program.