Steve Beckley has over 30 years of experience working with student health care financing and insurance programs, and he has 25 years of experience conducting program reviews for college and university student health services and counseling centers. He was employed as a consultant for a major employee benefits consulting firm prior to founding Stephen L. Beckley and Associates (SLBA) in 1991 and Hodgkins Beckley Consulting (HBC) in 2006. As a team leader for HBC consultations, Steve specializes in conducting external and internal environmental assessment studies.
Steve has served as a consultant to the America College Health Associationís Task Force on Insurance, and he was the primary author of several ACHA publications relating to student health care financing and insurance. ACHA's standards for student health insurance/benefit plans were reauthorized in 2000, 2008, and 2013. He has written articles and provided presentations at national meetings for compliance with ACHA standards and best practices for student health insurance/benefits plans. He is nationally recognized as one of the foremost authorities on student health insurance/benefit programs and health and counseling services funding.
Steve is one of the co-organizers for the Lookout Mountain Group (www.lookoutmountaingroup.net), a non-partisan organization devoted to considering health care reform for the college student population. He has conducted seminars and workshops at national and regional meetings on health care reform, student health program legal compliance, and student health care delivery and financing for ACHA, the National Association of Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the University Risk Managers and Insurance Association (URMIA), and other higher education associations.
Steve has served as a member of the Idaho State University Alumni Association's Board of Directors. The Nursing Building at ISU is named for Steve's mother, Helen Virginia Beckley.
Steve is an avid motorcyclist, bicyclist, and outdoor enthusiast. He is also a licensed speech critic for the Colorado High School Activities Association, participating as a forensics judge at high school debate tournaments. He is married to Stephanie Beckley and they have two daughters, Rachel Virginia and Julia Nicole.
Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Rhetoric and Public Address, Idaho State University. Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS),Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.