Adam S. Beck

Adam S. Beck


Faculty Member Adam Beck Landscape Photo

Assistant Professor of Health Insurance
Director of the MassMutual Center for Special Needs

Areas of Expertise:

Health Insurance, Special Needs Planning

BS, George Washington University
JD, Temple University


Adam S. Beck, JD, is Director of the MassMutual Center for Special Needs and Assistant Professor of Health Insurance at The American College of Financial Services, serving as The College’s resident expert on financial planning for individuals with disabilities.  Since he joined The College in 2013, Professor Beck has been the program champion for the Chartered Healthcare Consultant® (ChHC®) designation. In that role, he consulted with major insurance companies and industry associations on the implications of the Affordable Care Act and advocated for small business brokers before the U.S. House of Representatives.

Professor Beck is an attorney who most recently practiced law in Philadelphia and worked for Sellers Dorsey, a national healthcare consulting firm. Previously, he was active in public policy as a staffer on two presidential campaigns and an aide to the governor of Louisiana. He has long been active in the disability rights community, including time at the Disability Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, where he was responsible for investigating violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act in public accommodations. During law school, he was a legal intern with the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, where he handled claims dealing with violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Professor Beck received a bachelor’s degree in political science from The George Washington University and a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he was a Rubin Public Interest Scholar. He also runs a nonprofit athletic league and sits on various boards.


HS 324 Life Insurance Law

HS 376 Legal and Financial Issues for Special Needs Families

HS 377 Financial Planning for Special Needs Families