Third-party Administrator


  • An insurance claims administrator that processes insurance claims, and some aspects of employee benefit plans, for another entity. Because most insurance companies administrate their own claims, using a third-party administrator (TPA) is often viewed as "outsourcing."

claims administrator, insurance claims agent


Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Broker-Agent Definition,
    • An individual, usually in the employ of an insurance company, that is licensed as both an insurance broker and agent.
  • Claims Adjuster Definition,
    • An individual who ascertains the insurer's liability after an insurance claim has been made.
  • Direct Writer Definition,
    • An individual who writes insurance policies directly for an insurer.
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