News & Announcements

10/6: Next Medicare and Retirement Planning Seminar For Decatur, IL Seniors

The next Medicare and Retirement Planning Seminar at Sams Ranch in Decatur, IL is on October 6, 2020 at 6pm. Get your tickets before the event sells out!

Our Integrity Partnership, Explained

John Hockaday, Co-Founder of Sams/Hockaday & Associates in Decatur, IL talks about the recent partnership with Integrity Marketing Group.

Michael Sams offers Medicare and retirement planning seminars at his new, state-of-the-art equestrian facility

Decatur, IL: In early July, Sams/Hockaday & Associates announced “Retirement Planning Seminars at Sams Ranch,” a new seminar event for central Illinois seniors hosted by Sales Associate, Michael Sams. These 1-hour seminars are designed to educate older adults on the many confusing aspects of Medicare, and they offer a new way for seniors to understand their health and savings options in retirement.

Michael Sams Earns 2019 Agent of the Year Award

Michael Sams, a senior market insurance agent for Sams/Hockaday & Associates, has earned the 2019 Agent of the Year Award. This is Sams’ 7th time receiving the award (Sams also was awarded in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018).

Look Out for the New Sams/Hockaday Billboards This Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)!

As the fall Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for Medicare approaches, our family here at Sams/Hockaday wants to remind new and existing clients that we can help!

Announcing the Launch of Our New Website | Sams/Hockaday

Our brand new website experience offers a user-friendly, uncluttered design to make your interactions with our site easier. Here are some of the new features to make your experience with us even better!

Michael Sams Earns 2018 Agent of the Year Award

Michael Sams, a senior market insurance agent for Sams/Hockaday & Associates, has earned the 2018 Agent of the Year Award. This is Sams’ 6th time receiving the award (Sams also was awarded in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017).

Happy Halloween From the Office Staff

Which Halloween costume do you like the best? Head on over to our Facebook page – the photo that gets the most "likes" wins!

Michael Sams named Sams/Hockaday 2016 Agent of the Year

Michael Sams has received the Agent of the Year award for 2016 from Sams/Hockaday & Associates Insurance.

2016 Medicare Deductibles and Coinsurance Announced

We’ve been anxiously waiting for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to announce their numbers for 2016, and they finally did. If you’re already on Medicare, here are the parts that will affect you.

Sams/Hockaday & Associates Sponsors Special Olympics Event

Millikin University in Decatur, IL hosted a Special Olympics Basketball event in November where over 100 youth and adults showcased their basketball skills by going through relay races and contests, including some scrimmage games.

Downtown building undergoes facelift

The changes spurred by the city's $14 million streetscape project have given Sams and business partner John Hockaday the confidence to make its own investment in and commitment to downtown. The more than 100-year-old Sams/Hockaday building is being remodeled with renovations to the second floor complete while the search for occupants below continues.

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