Meet Our Team

Laura Pecina

Insurance Agent

Sams/Hockaday & Associates

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.

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NOTE: If Laura is your agent and you can't find a time on Laura's calendar, please do NOT choose a different agent to meet with, as this will complicate and slow down your enrollment.

Please call our office if you run into scheduling issues.


Here's what Laura's clients say!

Keep me informed and handle my reimbursement forms. This means a lot to me.
D.P., 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
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
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
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
Everything was good. We were very pleased, Laura was very helpful.
S.M., 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
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
a joy to do buisness with laura and a welcome atmosphere as soon as you walk in the place.
T.T., 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 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
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 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
Policy choices were easy to understand.
J.U., Customer
You were kind and considerate and wanted to help me find the right Insurance.
J.J., 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 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
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
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 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
Personal attention. Staying on top of the ever changing health care industry, which can be time consuming.
D.S., Customer
They help me a lot to choose the right plan for my age.
G.J., 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
Came to our home and explained everything to our satisfaction.
D.T., 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
<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
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
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
Ease of communication and results. Both great.
M.C., 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
Laura was efficient and thorough. She answered all of our questions. We had a clear understanding of what we were getting.
M.M., Customer
I think you have my best interest to help us
W.R., Customer
You were informative, professional, and led me with a gentle hand.. I would highly reccommend Sams Hockaday.
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
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
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
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
Always know we are in good hands with Laura looking after our needs.
G.C., Customer
Directed us to the best premiums for our health coverage, and you made it easy to understand all the details.
C.W., 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
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
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
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
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
You are quick to respond and answer questions. You make me feel I am important to you and your business.
N.Q., Customer
Always friendly and professional!
D.B., 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
Very knowledgeable and friendly and the answer to all questions thank you Laura
L.H., 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
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