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!

Worked with me to find the best insurance for my needs. Great customer service.
D.B., 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
very personable, very knowledgeable, explained things thoroughly, really helped us to get what was best for us.
Mary R., customer since 2015
When I got Aetna insurance during that stressful 'state' commitment, you helped me decide on a plan that works.
D.J., Customer
You were very helpful in finding a much better rate on my prescription insurance.
S. P., 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
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
We appreciated your help in getting the right plan to fit our needs. We also like the personal service.
J.W., Customer
We both trust you Michael because you are a Christian. This means so very much to us as we tend to try to always give our business to the family of God as it helps both parties.
D.T., Customer
Knowledgeable and friendly. Always making sure I understand everything.
L.H., Customer
I was looking for a local broker for Medicare Supplement coverage and information. The more I read, the more confusing the information became. Michael was very helpful and I was able to get coverage for less than the AARP recommended coverage. Very pleased with the initial appointment as well as the two follow-up conversations we have had. The needed coverage is in place with time to spare. Thanks Michael!
W.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
Using my med list in looking at insurance options has been very beneficial to us.
N.W., 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
everyone was friendly and helpful
B.B., Customer
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
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
Answered questions so we could understand. Made sure we understood the program thoroughly. Worked to make visits convienet for both .
J.F., Customer
Knowledgeable and variety of plans to choose from.
D.T., 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
The personal attention given to me and my wife. Taking time to make sure we understood what was available and showed us the different options and what were the best options.
R.M., 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
Good personal service with health insurance needs. We like knowing you stay on top of current insurance coverage and pricing.
S.W., 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
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
Michael did an excellent job finding my husband and me the right insurance for us. He is very personable and professional.
L.H., 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
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
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
Made us feel very comfortable and after the meeting we felt very well informed. We had many questions answered. We left very satisfied when we left.
R.M., 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
it was great the way all my options were so readily available for me to see and compare. Your system is so easy to understand and you are so helpful. Insurance is a very complicated process for most of us under the best of circumstances. At retirement, it is even worse. You made it seem easy. Thank you.
C.C., 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
My primary reason for asking Michael for help was the personal trust I had in him as an agent and person. He never talked down to me about about insurance matters. I left feeling that Michael had answered and would answer any questions that I had.
G.B., Customer
I haven been completely satisfied with my experience here. I have complete confidence that Michael is on top of changes in the insurance landscape that might effect me. I also have found several of the informational mailings useful and/or interesting.
L.C., Customer
Medicare plans, supplemental insurance, & prescription plans can be overwhelming but Michael explained it all to us and made sure we understood our options. Michael is always available for any questions we may have and answers calls promptly. Also once a year he contacts us so we can review our prescription plan. It's a blessing to know you're in the best of hands with Michael (Sams/Hockaday Insurance). Thank You Michael!
C.D., 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
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
Melody and I were just telling my sister and brother-in-law about Sams/Hockaday last week. My sister was pretty frustrated with the whole Medicare process. We explained to her how you took the frustration out of not only understanding the Medicare process, but in making good decisions for supplemental coverage.
R.T., Customer
good explanations of ins. when I have questions I always get a prompt reply.
R.W., Customer
We appreciate the continued service of our account.
B.F., Customer
You made my wife comfortable, and she's not a #'s person.
M.S., Customer
Michael was so easy to talk with and I have referred several people to him
B.S., Customer
Great contact flexibility, detail of answers provided.
W.S., Customer
I feel that Michael Sams is the best professional and personable insurance agent we have ever had.
B.F., 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
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
I need to know who my agent is since Dianne is retired.
B.T., Customer
My situation in a bit different - I am taking care of my mom's affairs and had NO idea how to choose supplemental insurance for her; especially because of her needs. Michael laid out all of the options for me and talked to me with words I could actually understand (no insurance jargon) and answered all of my questions. He told me what to expect each step of the way. Michael took this daunting task off my shoulders and really helped me.
G.P., Customer
Friendly, specific and helpful.
L. S., Customer