Third-Party Administrator (TPA)

A Third-Party Administrator (TPA) is a company that manages various administrative tasks related to employee benefits and insurance claims on behalf of employers or insurance companies. TPAs are independent entities hired to handle functions such as claims processing, enrollment, premium collection, and customer service for self-insured employers or insurance carriers.

TPAs play a crucial role in managing the operational aspects of employee benefit programs, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision coverage, and other benefits. They act as intermediaries between employers, insurance providers, and policyholders, ensuring smooth and efficient administration of benefit plans while adhering to regulatory requirements and industry standards.