The SpecialCare Program, developed exclusively by MassMutual, is an innovative outreach initiative that provides access to information, specialists, and financial products and services that can help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and other special needs and their families and caregivers. MassMutual has long been at the forefront of special needs planning, and is entering into the second decade of its SpecialCareSM program. MassMutual has more than 500 active financial professionals who have earned the Special Care Planner certification*, with 150 of those having earned Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC™) designation. That number continues to grow, underscoring MassMutual’s commitment to help secure the futures of people with a disability or other special needs.
MassMutual and The American College, the nation's premier educator of financial services professionals, have established the MassMutual Center for Special Needs. The $2.5 million investment by MassMutual will establish the first academic center of its kind, serving as the nation's leading authority on life care planning for a person with a disability or other special needs. The mission of the Center is to elevate the knowledge of financial services professionals, equipping them to advocate for the economic security of individuals with disabilities across all stages of life.
*Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC®) – a professional designation awarded to those individuals who’ve completed 120 hours of academic classes in addition to holding either Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) or Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designations. The ChSNC designation was developed by The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. The certification program and the professional designation evolved from MassMutual’s SpecialCare(SM) Program.