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!

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
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
I think you have my best interest to help us
W.R., 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
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
Thank you Laura for all your help and continued support I think we made the right choice thank you Hockaday insurance
C.H., 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
Love the low copays on our meds
T.S., Customer
<p>You're friendly, knowledgable, trustworthy and personable and if you don't know an answer to a question you get the answers quickly. I would recommend you to everyone I know!</p>
Karen R., customer since 2015
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
I haven't really had much interaction with anyone since I got signed up with CSI so it's hard to answer this question.
J.M., Customer
Laura went way out of her way to help me with my Medicare questions. She was very helpful and knowledgeable.
M.K., Customer
Laura has helped us sort through all the information on health care that is something we find overwhelming!
P.B., 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
Medicare supplemental is confusing and leaves you with unanswered questions. Laura Pecina explains everything and answers all of your questions. As everyone in the United States knows now days ,medical insurance is Complicated! Getting answers to all of your questions gives you assurance and peace of mind!
K.C., 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
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
Checked all sources to get us the best coverage at the best cost.
D.T., Customer
Quick responses to questions and good follow up.
J.A., Customer
Our agent, Laura Pecina, was a delight to work with. Laura was able to navigate us through uncharted waters, providing the best options for supplemental insurance and drug coverage. Enabling us to make an informed decision, which we greatly appreciated. My husband and I look forward to working with her in the future.
L.R., 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
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 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
Laura has been very good and attended to our needs and always checking back to see if she can do more
A.M., 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
Keep me informed and handle my reimbursement forms. This means a lot to me.
D.P., Customer
It's overwhelming when you have to change health ins when you've had the same company for years. But you had all the answers to switching to Medicare & made Roger & I both feel better about it.
K.R., Customer
Very helpful with getting best coverage at the right price.
L.B., Customer
So happy with your knowledge and advice it saved me so much worry and confusion! I deeply appreciate the help. Social Security pretty much leaves you hanging with help or explanation!
K.C., Customer
Ease of communication and results. Both great.
M.C., 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 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
The personal way we meet and communicated with each other. Easy access to texting if any questions.
D.M., Customer
We are completely satisfied with the service we receive from Laura Pecina. She has saved us money on our policies and keeps us updated on any changes.
K.F., 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
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
The service is outstanding!
K.F., Customer
I like the ability to see multiple plan options compared side by side.
M.C., Customer
You were kind and considerate and wanted to help me find the right Insurance.
J.J., 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
Always friendly and professional!
D.B., Customer
You are quick to respond and answer questions. You make me feel I am important to you and your business.
N.Q., Customer
Policy choices were easy to understand.
J.U., Customer
Always know we are in good hands with Laura looking after our needs.
G.C., 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 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
Prompt and Great Service
R.W., 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
a joy to do buisness with laura and a welcome atmosphere as soon as you walk in the place.
T.T., Customer
We both felt that our agent (Laura) explained things very well andwas trying to helpus.
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 Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE to get information on all of your options.