Meet Our Team

Michael Sams

Insurance Agent

Sams/Hockaday & Associates, Inc.

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

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
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
Your are always there when we need your services and your products are second to none. Jerry R. Birkey
J.B., Customer
You made my wife comfortable, and she's not a #'s person.
M.S., 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
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
Very personal effort to bring about customer satisfaction. Friendly, courteous office staff.
R.B., Customer
Quick access to info and great service!!!
R.M., Customer
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
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
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
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
you checking each year for best deal so I don't have to
Larry B., customer since 2011
Michael always comes to my home to help me with my insurance problems. This is very helpful to me as I need to use a walker to get around.
I.A., Customer
I need to know who my agent is since Dianne is retired.
B.T., 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
I felt that you took care of our insurance and did it personally.
S.M., 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
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
They navigate Medicare and supplemental insurance options to find you a custom fit. They made the entire process for us so simple and painless. We feel like we found friends at Sams/Hockaday.
Joan B., customer since 2015
No came to me
Willard G., customer since 2015
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
Provided me with a good supplement insurance with a low monthly rate.
J.T., Customer
Personalized, friendly and efficient service!
J.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
I have already recommended you, Michael, and your firm to two of my friends!
Rosemary R., customer since 2015
good frienly service,on the ball,just good people,,
Blaine A., customer since 2011
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 Sams is the perfect agent. Represents the companies perfectly and perfectly represents us. A perfect relationship.
S.F., Customer
There was always someone there who could answer my questions. I like that kind of service.
S.O., Customer
Always been pleased with resuts when dealing with Michael. He does his best.
M. S., 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
We appreciated your help in getting the right plan to fit our needs. We also like the personal service.
J.W., Customer
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
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
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
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
Available when I tried 2 contact you!And resolve issues!
M.W., Customer
Worked with me to find the best insurance for my needs. Great customer service.
D.B., Customer
Time well spent. No rush. Makes the best recommendations.
N.R., 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
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
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
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
Everyone talks about customer service, but Sams/Hockaday does it every day.
B.S., Customer
excellent explanation of benefits and options available
Customer since 2015
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
We feel that we get the best policy at the best price.
D.T., 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
It's very comforting to me knowing that Michael will search out the best Medicare supplement for me, and I don't have to worry about it.
N.B., Customer