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!

Takes the time needed to make sure we understand. Letting us know that you are just a call away if we need assistance . That means everything to the seniors.
R.W., Customer
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
Working with Michael Sams is so wonderful! He explains insurance well enough that it makes it simple to understand! Insurance has always been so overwhelming to me and it's such a comfort to have someone explain everything to me I terms that make sense! I can't say enough about his expertise on all senior age insurance options!!
B.S., Customer
Michael was so easy to talk with and I have referred several people to him
B.S., Customer
I feel we got a good deal and you are easy and friendly to work with. i
Robert R., customer since 2015
I know that anytime I have a question or concern, you are only a phone call or email away! You don't know what piece of mind this gives me. I appreciate you and your staff for taking such good care your customers!
N.H., Customer
Michael Sams went the "extra mile" to help with our decision. He went over all our options and made sure we understood everything. He made it easy to follow up with a call or text and we never once felt like we were bothering him with all the questions we had. It was hard decision that he made so easy. Would highly recommend Sams/Hockaday to anyone!
R.S., Customer
The thing I like most about Michael is that you come out to my home to answer any of my questions. I'm a senior and its difficult for me to get around.
Customer since 2006
Answered questions so we could understand. Made sure we understood the program thoroughly. Worked to make visits convienet for both .
J.F., Customer
We like the caring, individual help we get with you.
Customer since 2015
Michael takes good care of us and keeps us up to date on any changes needed.
J. M., Customer
good explanations of ins. when I have questions I always get a prompt reply.
R.W., Customer
I did send my sister Connie Harrold to you and you helped her husband with a saving policy
M. C., Customer
Just personal attention to the smallest details.
R.B., Customer
I am always kept informed and feel that if I want to make changes Michael will have the knowledge and expertise to help me. When I signed up for Medicare, Michael made it so much easier than I thought it would be!
C.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
Knowledgeable and friendly. Always making sure I understand everything.
L.H., Customer
It gives Kris and I peace of mind knowing that you will keep us informed as to witch insurance is best for us. Thank You
D.B., Customer
I feel like you got me the best medical insurance, based on my needs, and you will let me know if I need to change companies, so I don't worry whether I have the best or not.
David B., customer since 2011
Mike and I set a appt. and he was on time and had everything ready to show me, the differences in supplemental insurance. He explained it well, and that is why I am with Sams/Hockaday.
J.M., Customer
Michael explains the advantages of one policy over another and knows answers to any medicare questions I may have. Joyce is also very helpful when I call with questions.
L.A., Customer
Sure appreciate you being there when insurance matters get confusing and hard to understand. When I need direction I call Mike Sams.
W.H., Customer
We think Michael Sams is the best and most interested insurance agent we have ever had. He cares about his customers.
Donald B., customer since 2007
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
My wife and I very much appreciate the friendly support and service provided by Michael as he navigated us through Medicare decisions.
R.T., 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
Professionalism, courteous and knowing exactly how to meet my needs. Also knowing that you and your staff are only a phone call away with all the answers and help that I need. Plus you saved me money. :)
D.W., Customer
I feel that Michael Sams is the best professional and personable insurance agent we have ever had.
B.F., Customer
I am SO pleased with my insurance agent, Michael Sams! He is a kind and caring man, very professional and extremely helpful. He relieved all of my fears and made a very complicated process easy to understand! I highly recommend him to all my friends!
B.S., Customer
Well prepared. Friendly. Saved us money in insurance. Easy location to get to. overall impressed. Looking forward to working with him in the future. Prompt in returning calls.
Norman R., customer since 2015
Sam's is very knowledgeable with insurance plans and extremely helpful in selecting the right plan for me.
W.H., Customer
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
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
Michael does a thorough and efficient job explaining.
L.M., Customer
Friendly, specific and helpful.
L. S., Customer
Michael Sam's has always been very accommodating to my schedule. He explains things so I can understand. He answers all my questions whether in person or text. I have recommended Michael to several of my clients/friends. Very pleased with his services.
C.S., Customer
Took time to come to our home and explain to us about the different coverages and suggested what would work best for us. Saved us money and set up payment process. Office personnel have always been courteous and provide information upon request.
J.T., 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
Michael took great care of me when signing up for supplemental insurance. He walked me through it step by step so I understood what I was getting. The whole staff was very polite. I recommend Sams/Hockaday.
T.F., Customer
Totally satisfied. You were a big help to us.
M.R., Customer
Very personal effort to bring about customer satisfaction. Friendly, courteous office staff.
R.B., 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
You helped us when Intermet closed and have helped ever since. Thank you
M.S., 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
Michael did an excellent job finding my husband and me the right insurance for us. He is very personable and professional.
L.H., 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
Since I know you and I know that if I have problems I can call you at any time. To me knowing I can trust you that you will take care of me. That means a lot. Appreciate your help. I think a lot of folks stay in there surrounding area so if they have a problem someone is close that they can talk to.
D.J., Customer
Michael answered all our questions about supplements for Medicare insurance the first visit. He found us reasonable rates for a RX and a supplement and gave easy to understand explanations of the policies. He responded to our phone calls in a timely fashion, and scheduled our meetings promptly and at our convenience.
S.B., 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
good frienly service,on the ball,just good people,,
Blaine A., customer since 2011
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