Skip to Main Content
Idaho State University home
Board member Stephen Beckley

Stephen L. Beckley, CEBS

Director

Stephen Beckley has over 40 years of experience working with student health care financing and insurance programs and conducting program reviews for College Health Programs. 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 & Lyon (HB&L) in 2006. As a team leader for HB&L's college health program consultations, Mr. Beckley specializes in conducting external and internal environmental assessment studies.

Mr. Beckley has served as a consultant to the America College Health Association’s Task Force on Insurance, and he is 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 first adopted in 1997, and reauthorized in 2000, 2008, 2013, 2017, and 2020. 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.

Mr. Beckley is a founding member and a co-organizer for the Lookout Mountain Group, 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, college 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.

Mr. Beckley has served as a member of the Idaho State University Alumni Association's Board of Directors. The Nursing Building at ISU is named for his mother, Helen Virginia Beckley.

Mr. Beckley is an avid motorcyclist and bicyclist. He has served as board member for the Fort Collins Cycling Club, and 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.