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

Schedule Your Appointment

NOTE: If Michael is your agent and you can't find a time on Michael'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 Michael's clients say!

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
Michael Sams provides responsive, knowledgeable guidance and recommendations to helps seniors make informed and appropriate decisions.
M.S., Customer
Michael, I like that you are always on top of the changes that will come my way. I like that you give me plenty of time to make changes. I like that you are approachable and concerned with my smallest questions. Thanks!
C.M., Customer
On time had info ready! You know we were looking for price value! By changing to plan G was able to take care of both! Was nice to meet Taylor face to face now we can put a face with voice ! Again thanks for your help!
D.W., Customer
Just personal attention to the smallest details.
R.B., Customer
I did send my sister Connie Harrold to you and you helped her husband with a saving policy
M. C., 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.
Landell A., customer since 2014
We especially appreciate your help with finding the right drug plans for us. It seems somewhat complicated for us. Thank you.
J.O., Customer
You explained my choices regarding Medicare, as many times as I needed you to, until I understood my options. I like knowing that you are there, if I have any questions.
C. S., Customer
Michael is very personable, knowledgeable, and makes confusing information understandable. We highly recommend his assistance whenever you need help with your Medicare questions and options.
L.S., Customer
Treated us with kindness and respect. Answered all are questions and go us a insurance at a much lower cost than what we were paying.
J.T., Customer
Michael takes good care of us and keeps us up to date on any changes needed.
J. M., Customer
I feel that Michael Sams is the best professional and personable insurance agent we have ever had.
B.F., Customer
When I got Aetna insurance during that stressful 'state' commitment, you helped me decide on a plan that works.
D.J., Customer
We felt we could trust what you thought the best insurance for us would be. We feel we can contact you for any questions we might have.
Majorie S., customer since 2015
It was a relief not to worry if the paper work was done correctly or not. You answered and verified with me that which I was't sure of.
R.B., 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
We appreciated your help in getting the right plan to fit our needs. We also like the personal service.
J.W., 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
You've always given us great advice paying attention to the details of our lives as well as the regulations. We've recommended you to three friends.
M.C., Customer
Clearly explained the basics of Medicare supplement coverage in laymans terms so that we could easily understand the coverage and our options. Assistance with signing us up for coverage was invaluable. We also appreciate the staff's support in answering any questions we had regarding claims.
D.B., Customer
Entering into the medicare system was overwhelming. Michael helped us navigate the labyrinth with good humor and generosity. He was always available to answer our many questions and he never made us feel like we were imposing on his time. He found us the perfect policies to meet our insurance needs. A great person to work with - knowledgable and a really nice guy.
M. C., Customer
Always been pleased with resuts when dealing with Michael. He does his best.
M. S., Customer
The best thing you do is the individual attention you give your clients. In today's world the human touch is almost gone. I really appreciate your contacting me with changes that will benefit my insurance program. Most folks do not have the knowledge needed to make intelligent decisions regarding medical insurance therefore the insurance rep is the most valuable contact a client can make. Thank you Michael Sams. I am proud of you and your accomplishments.
J.S., Customer
Very personal effort to bring about customer satisfaction. Friendly, courteous office staff.
R.B., Customer
Michael always makes time to answer my questions (keeping in mind my lack of good understanding of insurance) and helps me make the best decisions of what works best for me. Very knowledgable and patient.
Joyce H., customer since 2011
good explanations of ins. when I have questions I always get a prompt reply.
R.W., Customer
I got some valuable help from you when I did not know very much about what i was doing. You helped make my process so much easier and more understandable.
J.H., Customer
The Sams Hockaday folks are easy to work with and they save me money. They take care of all of the paperwork.
J.F., Customer
A lot of complicated information was explained in a clear and concise manner. Michael was open to any questions I had and took time to answer them. Thank you.
Customer since 2015
Provided me with a good supplement insurance with a low monthly rate.
J.T., Customer
Michael does out standing job helping us get through the land mine health care systems we have to deal with! When we have questions and call Michael ALWAYS gets back with you! Has helped save us money on our cost! You are in good hands when dealing with Michael Sams!
D.W., Customer
Michael sorted through all the plans and found the best one for me. He answered all my questions, of which there were many!
T.D., Customer
Knowledgeable and variety of plans to choose from.
D.T., Customer
We don't know which insurance co. is the best for our situation, and you get our medical information and recomend the best co. at the best price for us. That has been very important to my wife and I, and we have been very happy with your service.
D. B., Customer
You did all the work to determine the best policy for us.If I attempted to do it myself,it would be a blind guess.I'm old and lazy,someone doing the work for me is appreciated.
R. B., Customer
you look for the best for us.
Pamela D., customer since 2014
I came in to get health insurance after loosing my job. Michael helped me get health,eye, and dental ins. He also gnt me signed up for SS. I had 401-K and other things h3d helped me with. Would and have told friends about his kindness and all the help he has done and is still doing for me. Thanks for all of Michael's help.
D.H., Customer
You and your staff were quick to answer any and all questions we had!
M.K., Customer
As iam a new customer, i don't have a lot to say. but i did appreciate that you did return my phone calls in a timely fashion. thank you fo all you have done.
Bonnie S., customer since 2015
always makes you feel at ease never pushy, friendly, good advice
S.R., Customer
Quick access to info and great service!!!
R.M., 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
I was very happy with Michael Sams. I wasn't sure what to expect when starting Medicare but he made it simple with his guidance. Thanks so much!
K.J., Customer
You always give me great service and look for what is right for me (that I can afford) in regards to insurance.
C.A., Customer
I've been the one to read on information as it pertain to us at our ages.So when Robert had to take social security early.We were at a lost as to what steps to take for medicare. Mike was a referral and I thank God for that.He put us on track.( I doubt I could of comprehended what to do within our time frame)
R.B., Customer
We appreciate the continued service of our account.
B.F., Customer
Knowledgeable and friendly. Always making sure I understand everything.
L.H., Customer
I appreciate the fact that you contacted me with the offer to improve the interest on our savings, otherwise we would still be collecting the miserably low rates we were receiving.
Customer since 2013
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
Disclaimer: We do not offer every plan available in your area. Currently we represent 4 organizations which offer 41 products in your area. Please contact, 1‑800‑MEDICARE, or your local State Health Insurance Program to get information on all of your options.