Meet Our Team

Michael Sams

Insurance Agent

Sams/Hockaday & Associates

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





Michael Sams was born and raised in Decatur, IL. He grew up playing baseball and basketball, and went to Mt. Zion high school, where he rode a horse as the mascot for the Braves football team for 8 yrs. Michael earned a Division 1 scholarship to play basketball in college. He graduated from Millikin University in 2007.

Michael married his wife Jill in Sept of 2007. They have 3 children with number 4 on the way! They live on a horse farm where they raise and train horses as a hobby. He loves to trail ride at home and in the Shawnee National forest.

Michael became an agent with Sams/Hockaday in August of 2005 and has been helping seniors with health and life related products ever since.

Medicare & Retirement Planning Seminars at the Sams Ranch

Are you entering into the world of Medicare and retirement? Saddle up – this one’s for you!

Medicare is confusing for almost everyone Michael talks to. Some people educate themselves for years and still can’t wrap their head around Medicare Part D drug plans. There are 26+ choices and the ever-mysterious penalties that are based on the “national base beneficiary premium” which just so happens to change every year…

It’s confusing. That’s why for the first time, Michael is offering a free, 1-hour seminar at his brand new family ranch. He is very proud of what he's built there and can’t wait to share it with the community. Even if you think you’ve got it all figured out, use this seminar as an excuse to visit the beautiful Sams Ranch!

On the first Tuesday of every month at 6pm starting in August 2020, you’re invited to come on out to shovel out the manure of Medicare! (Just kidding, no physical effort required!)

✓ Bring your spouse

✓ One hour long

✓ No sales pitch – this seminar is educational only!

✓ He'll be covering Medicare and retirement planning in plain language

Michael has been focused on serving our central IL community for over 15 years and would be honored if you’d attend this educational seminar.

There will be a hand sanitizer station at the entrance and face masks are optional.

There are a limited number of seats at each seminar, so please save your seat here:

4150 Sandcreek Road, Decatur, IL 62521

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Here's what Michael's clients say!

Prompt and courteous service anytime I've had a question
Customer since 2012
One on one contact rather than talking to a robot on the phone. Knowledge of insurance plans and help when its needed.
L.H., Customer
Michael is very knowledgeable regarding advantages of one policy over another making it easy for me to know where my best buys are for insurance. Saves me time and money not having to try to figure out the differences from one policy to another.
L. A., Customer
You made my wife comfortable, and she's not a #'s person.
M.S., Customer
I felt that my best interests were the driving force in the information provided to me. The level of knowledge & caring shown by everyone in the firm made me feel very secure in my decisions.
J. I., Customer
Available when I tried 2 contact you!And resolve issues!
M.W., Customer
very personable, very knowledgeable, explained things thoroughly, really helped us to get what was best for us.
Mary R., customer since 2015
Friendly, specific and helpful.
L. S., Customer
I feel the information I received was thorough and what I needed. Michael worked with me to find out what I wanted and did his best to accommodate me. I am very satisfied with the plans I have.
G.B., Customer
Knowledgeable and variety of plans to choose from.
D.T., Customer
I felt that you took care of our insurance and did it personally.
S.M., Customer
Spending the time to get the best supplement to fit our needs. Always prompt with return calls and getting the answers and information to us.
Customer since 2014
You always watch for a better program to save me money and be sufficient for my needs. It has always turned out to be better then the previous one.. Thanks Michael Sams I can trust you.
R.R., Customer
We like the caring, individual help we get with you.
Customer since 2015
We have absolutely not worries when we have Sams/Hockaday taking care of our insurance needs. We are very busy and they always have our needs in their priority.
S.F., Customer
There was always someone there who could answer my questions. I like that kind of service.
S.O., Customer
Michael helped me a lot when I was getting ready to sign up for Social Security. He found the best plan for me.
B.C., Customer
I really appreciate the help you give me with Part D.
J.O., Customer
It is helpful every year to know we are getting the best deal on prescription drugs and the best rates on our supplement insurance.
J.O., Customer
I wouldn't be able to determine the best policy to help with the prescription costs. Each year you do it for us which is a tremendous help for confused old people.
Robert B., customer since 2011
Time well spent. No rush. Makes the best recommendations.
N.R., Customer
just very friendly and always answers all of our questions in a timely manner. Also looking out for the best deals for us.
Customer since 2015
I have already referred friends to you. We value your knowledge of the Medicare process. You helped us understand our options and navigate the system.
D.B., Customer
Very personal effort to bring about customer satisfaction. Friendly, courteous office staff.
R.B., Customer
I was signing up for Medicare first time, needed supplemental plan . Very helpful finding good plan with affordable premium. Follow up annually to see if still the best plan. Good service, friendly.
E. C., Customer
Explanes everything in detail & language I can understand & explaines it as many times as I need to understand
C.S., Customer
You meet my wife and I in Effingham and explained all the options. Unlike other insurance companies that just flooded us with junk mail. We enjoyed listening to your presentation and explaining how supplement insurance works.
Ronald R., customer since 2015
Answered questions so we could understand. Made sure we understood the program thoroughly. Worked to make visits convienet for both .
J.F., Customer
Listens to my questions, and always takes the time to explore my best options.
J. H., Customer
You are very good at keeping us informed as to which plan is best for us and why. As far as I'm concerned, you are the go to guy when it comes to insurance. If I had cash to invest I would go to you with that also because of your honesty and not pressuring us. I definitely rate you a 10.
L.A., Customer
You were very helpful in finding a much better rate on my prescription insurance.
S. P., Customer
We especially appreciate your help with finding the right drug plans for us. It seems somewhat complicated for us. Thank you.
J.O., Customer
I found you and your staff very easy to talk to and very informative, every one has been very comfortable to work with to take care of my needs. It's been a pleasure working with all of you and will continue to use your services.
Joseph M., customer since 2014
I have recommended my friends to your company. I am very pleased with the services I have received from Michael. He is very knowledgeable and very personable.
R.R., Customer
The entire team is wonderful. Michael is very professional and Is always available when needed. The expertise and guidance with my financial planning has been exceptional. I highly recommend Sams Hockaday and Associates
M.B., Customer
I appreciate the research you do for us each year on prescription plans available for our particular needs. This is an outstanding service. Thank you.
W.I., Customer
Answered my questions before I knew what questions to ask, and answered any more that I had. No pressure presentation. Very personable. Even answered questions regarding a friend, so I could help her in decisions. Thank you Michael for your time, and your knowledge.
L. H., Customer
I've been working with Michael Sams for about 5 years since my mother went on Medicare. The world of Medicare (supplement policies, prescription policies, the donut hole, etc.) can be very confusing and overwhelming. Michael has always been exceptionally patient, kind and has walked me through the process of choosing the right policies for my mother. My father retired this year, and now he's been added to the list of clients at SamsHockaday. Michael walked me through his process and everything was flawless. My family and I are so appreciative of the attention, expertise and services provided by Michael. Thank you so very much for making something that can be stressful and overwhelming go smoothly and seem so easy!
M.C., Customer
What we like is you can always talk with real person! If you leave a message they always get back with you! There are lots of folks selling ins. but customer service is what keeps customers coming back ! Michael does an outstanding job on service!
D.W., Customer
I feel that Michael Sams is the best professional and personable insurance agent we have ever had.
B.F., Customer
You saved us a substantial amount on our policies. We also know that you'll be there whenever we need you. Thank you Michael
R.G., Customer
Being overwhelmed with so much to choose from, Mr. Sams did a remarkable job. And the best part is it didn't cost an arm and a leg.
B.S., Customer
Your company returns calls promptly and offers so much help for the questions and situations that I have. You have been a great help to me.
J.H., Customer
Very nice to have a "person" not a robot machine to talk to and is sincerely interested in selecting insurance to fit my needs, answer questions and get problems resolved.
Walter H., customer since 2011
Using my med list in looking at insurance options has been very beneficial to us.
N.W., Customer
Going on Medicare, needing supplemental insurance & a prescription plan can be overwhelming but Michael is sooo knowledgeable, the process was very easy. Michael is such a good & trustworthy man. Thanks to all for making this process easy, answering questions, explaining all options & recommending what was best for me. I also sent my sister to you & she was so impressed also. Thanks again.
C.D., Customer
Your agency has gone the extra mile in finding the best solutions that meet our need. Everyone in the office is a pleasure to know and work with.
H.F., Customer
Great contact flexibility, detail of answers provided.
W.S., Customer
Worked with me to find the best insurance for my needs. Great customer service.
D.B., Customer
You helped us when Intermet closed and have helped ever since. Thank you
M.S., 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.