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!

Michael, you make it personal. When I first visited with you, you told me you were going to get me the policy that you had for your mother. I also like the way that you check on the premiums and try to keep mine as low as possible since I'm on a very limited income. Just this evening I recommended you to my brother. He is retiring this week (at 62), but I told him when he was ready for Medicare to come see you!!!
R.R., Customer
Great contact flexibility, detail of answers provided.
W.S., 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
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
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
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
Their selection of plans that meet my needs have saved me money. They handle paperwork for reimbursement from my former employer
J. F., Customer
I thought you were very helpful and went that extra mile to help us.
D.D., Customer
Great customer service, great rates!
L.K., Customer
You make me feel as though you really care about getting me the best coverage at the best price. I appreciate the fact that you call me when a policy increases and you know of one with the same coverage or better at a lower price. Thanks Micheal
R.R., 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 did an excellent job finding my husband and me the right insurance for us. He is very personable and professional.
L.H., Customer
When rates were raised from one company, you took time to find a less expensive rate for us. Even after moving to Texas you took the time to find us a good rate down here. Thanks Michael!!
D.B., Customer
Everyone is friendly & business like @ the same time. Two great attributes.
L.H., Customer
Your service is great. Always available to answer questions or give advice.
Judith B., customer since 2014
I am very happy with the personal service
James Q., customer since 2011
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
Personal service. Makes sure we are getting the best possible coverage and rate. We like dealing with Michael. Very nice young man.
D.T., 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
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
I really appreciate the help you give me with Part D.
J.O., Customer
I appreciate the fact that you continue to try to find more economical costs for my insurance needs. Thank you Michael for your continued interest.
Rebecca R., customer since 2006
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
I did send my sister Connie Harrold to you and you helped her husband with a saving policy
M. C., Customer
The company that I retired from uses a firm to provide health and drug insurance. The plans offered by this firm are limited and more expensive than those carried by Sams/Hockaday. Also Sams/Hockaday helps me to apply for my insurance reimbursement. Joyce is great!
J.F., 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
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
Michael was so easy to talk with and I have referred several people to him
B.S., Customer
It is always nice to know there is someone that can help you understand and not rush the process. We feel relaxed knowing we have receive the best knowledge available.
N.R., Customer
Time well spent. No rush. Makes the best recommendations.
N.R., Customer
good explanations of ins. when I have questions I always get a prompt reply.
R.W., Customer
I have already recommended you, Michael, and your firm to two of my friends!
Rosemary R., customer since 2015
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
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
Mr. Sams, You made a confusing time about insurance a not so bad experience, we liked that you gave us the best choice for us.
S.M., Customer
Michael, I have recommended your company to many of my friends! I tell them what good care you take of me! (Someone has to!!!).
R.R., Customer
I believe that Michael Sams has our best interest in his goal along with the best service. He is amazing and I will always recommend him and his office to our friends.
S. F., Customer
Seemed to care, didn't push something I didn't want, and gave me what I wanted. Plus a great assistant who knew what she was doing.
D.W., Customer
we like the personal touch
L.B., Customer
Sam's is very knowledgeable with insurance plans and extremely helpful in selecting the right plan for me.
W.H., Customer
We appreciated your help in getting the right plan to fit our needs. We also like the personal service.
J.W., Customer
you look for the best for us.
Pamela D., customer since 2014
Michael is always trying to keep our supplement prices as low as he can get them!!
B.O., Customer
You made my wife comfortable, and she's not a #'s person.
M.S., Customer
Friendly and very knowledgeable. Extremely helpful in explaining options available.. Good follow through.
M.P., Customer
My wife and I want to say that we think the world of our agent, Michael Sams. First of all we thoroughly trust Michael and we feel safe in his guidance on what companies we should go with when it is time to change companies for our coverage for our Medicare supplement plans. He makes sure to find the best plans considering the amount we pay monthly plus the best coverage. He is great and we thank God that we found him!
T.T., Customer
I have a genuine feeling that you are sincere in wanting to help others to get their needs met, not just wanting to sell insurance. I have had that experience, but feel like your agency is not one of them.
Loretta B., customer since 2015
You've always found a company that fits my prescription needs and with great savings too. Our questions are answered without us having to wait for a callback. Thank you for being very knowledgeable in your field.
C.K., Customer
Available when I tried 2 contact you!And resolve issues!
M.W., 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
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