Meet Our Team

Laura Pecina

Insurance Agent

Sams/Hockaday & Associates, Inc.

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

Phone:

217-233-8000

Mobile:

Laura Pecina grew up in central Indiana and was a student in the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.  During her time there, she participated in multiple organizations, became a sister of Delta Zeta Xi Omega Chapter as well as an honors fraternity, and interned with another insurance company.

Through her internship, she passed state examinations and earned her license in Life, Health, and Accidental Insurance in 2013. In the spring of 2014, she graduated form Purdue with a Major in Management with Concentrations in Finance and Marketing, and a Minor in Communications.

She then moved to Illinois and joined the Sams/Hockaday team in the fall of 2014.

Here's what Laura's clients say!

Prompt and Great Service
R.W., Customer
Laura made it easy for me to understand and decide which insurance I needed. She explained and answered all my questions . If I have any questions I feel comfortable calling and talking to her. I really was dreading having to make a decision but like I said Laura was a great help. Thank you Jackie Larimore
Jacqueline L., customer since 2015
Love the low copays on our meds
T.S., Customer
Very helpful with getting best coverage at the right price.
L.B., Customer
You were very friendly and easy to talk to. I feel you are very knowledgeable about your policies. I like the idea of being able to talk to someone face to face. Also you didn't hound me. You gave me time to make my decision & call you back. Thank you.
J.M., Customer
You were kind and considerate and wanted to help me find the right Insurance.
J.J., Customer
You were very professional. It was obvious you put your client's interests first. You were not the least bit pushy. I have already made recommendations for your office to acquaintances. My doctor wanted to know if anyone in Decatur specializes in insurance and benefits and I told her about your group.
N.Q., Customer
Laura is very dedicated to her clients ! She is very good about following up on all the changes that take place every year and finding the best insurance to fit your needs !
J.F., Customer
Laura, very pleasant and works very hard for you ,to get the best coverage a the lowest possible cost.
M.W., Customer
Laura explained the different plans and options in great detail, made choosing one a lot easier. The same goes for choosing a drug plan, Laura's expertise made it a lot simpler. The paper work was submitted in a timely manner, and I received all the paperwork and insurance cards long before I was expecting them. Thanks again Laura.
D. E., Customer
Our forms were ready, they were expecting us and when we gave our name they seemed as if they had known us for a very long time. The transaction was quick and well explained. The staff was very professional yet very friendly. Thank you so much!
J. M., Customer
Laura calls me before I need to call her. She takes care of my account as if she's family! I wouldn't go anywhere else. If I have a question, she gets the answer quickly and makes certain this answered my question. The best part is I feel she's always looking out for me.
J.M., Customer
Very knowledgeable and friendly and the answer to all questions thank you Laura
L.H., Customer
You in particular have always respond to our needs and kept us informed of pending important dates pertaining to our sign times.
B.L., Customer
First I did not have to contact Sam's Hockaday first. Your representative was out walking my street looking for clients. Second the support, advise, and service I have received has been better than I had expected. Very satisfied
C.M., Customer
I like the fact that you are local and I feel I can contact you with any questions or problems and I will get a quick response.
Cynthia S., customer since 2015
a joy to do buisness with laura and a welcome atmosphere as soon as you walk in the place.
T.T., Customer
The service is outstanding!
K.F., Customer
Your knowledge of all insurance was mind easing after. Trying to go through all the searching on our own. Would much rather visit with you and get all the answers needed.
G.C., Customer
We are treated with respect and our representative understands our needs. She also asks the correct questions to make us think outside the box.
B.L., Customer
I felt every effort was put into fulfilling my needs for my insurance. Since I have diabetes I felt I was getting the best possible help I could get.
D.H., Customer
Laura Pecina has been very helpful at looking after our personal interest and we always find her enjoyable to talk to and knowledgeable. We believe she is a great asset to Sams/Hockaday & Associates.
J.H., Customer
Ease of communication and results. Both great.
M.C., Customer
Excellent service. We always leave feeling that all our questions have been answered. Very confident in knowing that if changes need to be made Laura is aware of them and has our best interests at heart.
G.C., Customer
Laura designed my wife's and my needs to fit our lifestyle and budget. She takes time to understand the needs you have and what fits us both with great coverage for a balanced financial expectation.
B.L., Customer
I really appreciated the various options you gave me. I felt you were truly interested in helping me make the right decisions.
C. W., Customer
Laura has helped us sort through all the information on health care that is something we find overwhelming!
P.B., Customer
Keep me informed and handle my reimbursement forms. This means a lot to me.
D.P., Customer
I already have recommended Laura Pecina and Sams/Hockaday. Although extremely busy, and I can easily see why, I feel Laura tries to do the best job for us. She takes time to answer all our questions, does not push anything on us or sell us something we don't need.
C.C., Customer
My Agent Laura Pecina has been very through in explaining all aspects of supplemental insurance for me and has followed up faithfully during renewal time.
R.F., Customer
All was handled extremely well and we are absolutely going with the plan you offered as soon as we are able to leave our current holder without penalty. You guys are a 10!!
J.G., Customer
You and your service is extremely helpful for myself and my husband, your knowledge helped us understand all the questions we ask about Health Care.
J.W., Customer
Laura was efficient and thorough. She answered all of our questions. We had a clear understanding of what we were getting.
M.M., Customer
Laura did, and is doing, a great job for me. I went to Laura to help with my insurance needs and was not disappointed! I have told those when discussing insurance needs to call Laura. Thanks Laura.
B.J., Customer
Personal attention. Staying on top of the ever changing health care industry, which can be time consuming.
D.S., Customer
I like the ability to see multiple plan options compared side by side.
M.C., Customer
Come to our house and helped us pick out the policy that would fit our budget very kind and very courteously
L.H., Customer
Laura is a great person and was able to answer my questions and help me understand the process of what I needed.
J.L., Customer
Laura has been very good and attended to our needs and always checking back to see if she can do more
A.M., Customer
You made it easy by coming to my home to discuss options for a Medicare Supplement, explained the choices and providers clearly so I could make the best choice for my needs, went above and beyond to help me select the best drug plan for my needs, provided phone numbers and web sites so I could finalize my choices, and followed up afterwards to make sure there were no problems. And when I thanked Laura Pecina for her efforts, she said she was just doing her job. I greatly appreciate both Laura Pecina and Sams/Hockaday, and will be proud to recommend them to others.
B.N., Customer
Always friendly and professional!
D.B., Customer
Laura first got to know us personally and then stated looking for the best provider for each of our needs. With her warm smile and personality she was a great fit for us and has taken care of our needs for a few years
B.L., Customer
Laura is always looking for better options..the best options. She feels like family and I'm comfortable asking questions about insurance etc. She's very helpful and takes the worry out of making sure everything is done correctly.
J.M., Customer
They help me a lot to choose the right plan for my age.
G.J., Customer
Worked hard to help me and I appreciated do your patience in explaining and answering all my questions. Very professional. Thanks
M. W., Customer
Laura is so easy to relate to. She takes time to answer questions and gives her knowledge on your concerns. So glad I have her as my agent.
J.L., Customer
You have been a tremendous help. I was worried I wouldn't get everything done re: insurance coverage etc..then you came by. Thank you. We will likely get funeral expense coverage from you as well for my husband.
Customer since 2015
Came to our home and explained everything to our satisfaction.
D.T., Customer
I had ALL my questions answered in a way that I understood. Since going through this new phase of my life, trying to understand Medicare and how it works!
K.S., Customer
Laura Pecina served us very well. She was all of the following - friendly, professional, approachable, and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable asking any questions, her answers were thorough, and well explained. I'm so glad she came to us, I was putting off shopping for insurance. She came to our house without an appointment, and I'm very glad she did.
J.D., Customer