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SPBA is the national association of Third Party Administration (TPA) firms who provide comprehensive ongoing administrative services to client employee benefit plans. SPBA also has a Stop-Loss Service Partner category for carriers, MGUs, and re-insurers of self-funded health plans.     (read more)

About SPBA & Industry Trends

Welcome to the SPBA Website [1] SPBA is the national association of Third Party Administration (TPA) firms who provide comprehensive ongoing administrative services to client employee benefit plans. SPBA also has a Stop-Loss Service Partner category for carriers, MGUs, and re-insurers of self-funded health plans. [1] http://spbatpa.org/welcome

About TPAs

What Happens When an Employer Makes the Switch to Self-Funding [1] The list below was requested by a magazine to help employers to prepare them for what to expect when starting the process of shifting to a self-funded health plan with a TPA. Every situation is personalized, but these are main points to expect. [1] http://spbatpa.org/node/1918

Industry Forecasts & Trends

State of the TPA Industry + Forecast for 2013 [1]     *State of the Industry Report & Forecast for 2013* Personal candid comments from SPBA Active Past President Fred Hunt *January 2013* [1] http://spbatpa.org/node/2297

Health Reform Trends & Impacts

ACA: Accidental Birth Explains the Law's Illogic Today [1] Both supporters & opponents (and regulators who must implement the law) are driving themselves crazy trying to find logic and make sense of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. PPACA, ACA, & Obamacare).  Relax…it was an accident.  *The current text was never intended to be passed into law.* [1] http://spbatpa.org/node/2479

ERISA & Fiduciary

Self-Funding: Self-Funding Will Flourish in ACA [1]   *February 2013*   [1] http://spbatpa.org/node/2324

Old Deficit Law Triggers Modern Stop-Loss Misunderstanding [1] /This is a sample of "big picture" perspective pieces constantly prepared for SPBA members.  There are alo detailed technical analysis of issues with insider insights for compliance./ /(Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.  Or, in this case, to create more problems.)/ [1] http://spbatpa.org/node/2480

MEWAs

A Wishful Thinking MEWA Mindset [1] -------- SOME OBSERVATIONS FROM SPBA PRESIDENT FRED HUNT --------------------- /Important preface & background: Let me say that I and many people recognize that careful well-run self-funded Multiple Employer Welfare Benefit Plans (MEWAs) would help the country greatly in providing cost-effective health coverage for businesses and minimizing the number of uninsur/ [1] http://spbatpa.org/node/308

Advice on Issues

Self-Funding: Why Use Self-Funding? [1] *Why use self-funding?* [1] http://spbatpa.org/node/1639

Stop-Loss

Old Deficit Law Triggers Modern Stop-Loss Misunderstanding [1] /This is a sample of "big picture" perspective pieces constantly prepared for SPBA members.  There are alo detailed technical analysis of issues with insider insights for compliance./ /(Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.  Or, in this case, to create more problems.)/ [1] http://spbatpa.org/node/2480

State Licensing

State Requirements for Third Party Administrators [1] Please fill out this questionnaire and click Submit to send it. Or print out the attached questionnaire, fill out and fax it to:  301-718-9440.   Or print out the attched questionnaire, fill out, scan and email to:  Elizabeth@spbatpa.org [2] [1] http://spbatpa.org/node/1029 [2] mailto:Elizabeth@spbatpa.org?subject=State%20Licensing%20Statutes