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D.R. Roberts

Insurance Agent

Sams/Hockaday & Associates, Inc.

122 W. Prairie Avenue, Suite 201
Decatur, IL 62523





D.R. Roberts is a lifelong resident of Decatur. Having graduated from Stephen Decatur High School, he was awarded an athletic scholarship to play basketball for Eastern Illinois University. Following graduation from EIU, D.R. was chosen as a graduate assistant where his primary responsibility was freshman basketball coach. After graduating with an M.S. in Education, he was named assistant basketball/head baseball coach at Olney Central College. In 1975 he returned to Decatur and was hired as a teacher/coach at a small high school near Decatur.

In 1983, D.R. left education and coaching and started a small business; D.R. Roberts Photography which he and his wife, Ann operated for over 35 years. In 2010, after some health issues, he stepped aside from his business and joined Sams/Hockaday. He has been active in being a resource and helping people with their health insurance needs. From 1983 to present, his focus to help, has been the most motivating purpose to go to work. D.R. was elected to the Decatur School Board in 1995, and continued to serve a total of 16 years, being elected Vice President several of those 16 years.

D.R. and his wife Ann, have three sons and 10 grandchildren. All three sons graduated from Eisenhower High School and college.

D.R. says:

“The most rewarding part of my job is being able to educate and serve both friends and those soon to be friends”.

Here's what D.R.'s clients say!

That D R Roberts. Is a great guy and he's is very helpful I would recommend him for all your insurance needs
C.F., Customer
Your advice regarding which supplemental insurance would be best for me was reluctantly, at first , accepted. My wife and I had decided on a different provider but were persuaded by you to buy the Oxford Plan. "You won't see a bill", I believe is what you said. Since going with the Oxford Plan I have sustained a pinched spinal cord that required an MRI, two broken ribs, and two broken bones in my ankle that required surgery. And so far, I haven't seen a bill, only EOB. Recovering nicely now after the surgery a couple of weeks ago. Looking forward to not filing any claims for a while.
Greg A., customer since 2014
Agent DR Roberts was knowledgeable, caring and efficient
Lee E., customer since 2015
DR Roberts showed my wife and me how we could save money by changing our medicare supplements to different insurance companies. Between the two of us we saved around $1500 a year, with the same benefits.
Customer since 2014
DR, you made it very easy for me to understand what different plans offered and what best fits my needs. Also when I forgot to respond for my prescription renewal last year you jumped in and took care of it for me. Many thanks
P.B., Customer
feel comfortable with D.R. and the knowledge he has shared. you can tell he knows what he is doing. We trust him
S.S., Customer
Thank You so much for your help with our insurance questions! It is a blessing to know you are there to help us! It is easy to see you value your clients!!
K.O., Customer
DR was great at covering all the details with our insurance problems.
Customer since 2014
Agents are very good at presenting many options for each situation.
Customer since 2014
I like that you keep me informed and up-to-date on pending transactions.
Customer since 2014
<p>You answered our questions in words we could understand. Explanations that made sense of what Social Security sent us. I consider myself to be able to comprehend anything that was supposedly a do-it-yourself task. Signing up for Social Security Medicare Part B was a nightmare. I have to doubt anyone who tells me it was a snap! Thank you for your help in getting this done!</p>
Customer since 2015
DR Roberts was very helpful and efficient. Showed us all the different supplemental options to choose from.
S.C., Customer
Professional, courteous,and efficient
S.L., Customer
DR did an excellent job of explaining things to me. He made me feel very comfortable and welcome.
P.B., Customer
DR did an excellent job of going thru my options for supplemental health insurance and I've been very satisfied with his recommendation and the choice we made.
P. B., Customer
The agent recommended an insurance plan that we've been very happy with.
J. K., Customer
Love, love my agent!!
A.R., Customer
As always, Don Roberts keeps in touch with us to update our insurance needs and goes above and beyond to answer our questions, offer all insurance options, and explains it in detail. He makes sure we know what our coverage is and follows up with any insurance plan changes to make sure we get the best deal.
L.S., Customer
D R Roberts explained everything thoroughly and accurately. He presented several different options for supplemental insurance and helped me choose the one that was right for me. Very happy with D R.
S.C., Customer
DR is nice to work with and did a great job setting up our Medicare supplemental insurance and RX coverage. Thanks!
M.H., Customer
DR is very proactive, notifying us of any changes and finding the best premiums
J.K., Customer
Personal service is a high commodity these days. Everyone I have dealt with has made me feel good to be there. Also, D R always seems to know who I am whenever I call....a nice touch.
M.E., Customer
Did a very thorough job of education and service
S.S., Customer
Don, You have always given us great information and also great advice. As our friends start their retirement journeys...we give them your name in order to keep their retirement savings secure. We will always be grateful.
S.A., Customer
Your professionalism and friendliness are greatly appreciated! Thank You for your help!
Customer since 2015
very informative. good follow up.
Customer since 2015
Made very good recommendations to control health care costs.
S.A., Customer
DR Roberts always goes the extra mile to find just the right coverage for us.
P. T., Customer
I feel you had my beast interest in mind
D.V., Customer
Always nice doing business with you. D.R. always goes the extra mile for us. A glitch in our Medicare caused us a bunch of hassle for us and he was right there with all the information we needed even though this was not his concern. It all worked out smoothly in the end. We highly recommend this insurance company.
L. S., Customer
You always make me feel like you have my best interest at heart
D.V., Customer
You did a great job explaining every thing to us. And answering any questions we had.
Larry B., customer since 2015
<p>My husband was retiring and would soon lose his company health insurance. We were also reaching the age for Medicare benefits. Little did we know about all the different plans, application deadlines, and need for a supplement insurance as well. It was pretty confusing to say the least when you reach that age and have not given much thought to all this. An insurance agent showed up at our door one day at just the right time it turned out. He helped us get through all this. He had all the answers to many questions we had and made sure we got it even though it took awhile for us to absorb it all. We don't do this everyday, but he does and we really appreciated the time he took with us plus the follow up calls and visits.</p> <div>A big thank you to D.R. Roberts for helping us understand all these things. He is very knowledgeable with your individual insurance needs.&nbsp;</div>
Customer since 2014
Guided us to a great supplemental insurance plan that has never been rejected by medical providers. So far it has paid for everything and very importantly, paid in a timely manner! EOB paperwork arrives quickly too! Premiums are reasonable
Jacqueline K., customer since 2014
Good people to work with in situations that can be intimidating.
M.E., Customer
D Roberts is always available to help. Returns all phone calls in a timely manner and answers all questions after researching them
J.K., Customer
Everything we did was great.
J.F., Customer
D R has been very knowledgeable and helped me to make good decisions about my secondary health and drug insurance choices. Very patient!! Thanks.
K.C., Customer
You helped me find a good supplemental ins, and to find a reasonably priced one.
S.S., Customer
Seemed to know the facts about the different insurance options. I have already recommended you to several people.
M.P., Customer
all of DR's help and suggestions for our long term benefit
James L., customer since 2014
You took the time to show me and explain my insurance options..
M.P., Customer
Disclaimer: We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact or 1-800-MEDICARE to get information on all of your options.