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Michou Reichelsdorfer Leads Association for Third Party Benefit Administrators as Chairman


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Michou Reichelsdorfer Leads Association for Third Party Benefit Administrators as Chairman

(Chevy Chase, MD) – The Society of Professional Benefit Administrators (SPBA) is pleased to announce that Michou Reichelsdorfer will serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for a one-year term. Reichelsdorfer currently serves as President of Prairie States Enterprises, Inc. and has been an active member of SPBA for over 25 years. SPBA represents Third Party Administration (TPA) firms from across the United States that manage client employee benefit plans.

Reichelsdorfer brings a unique set of knowledge, insight, and hands-on experience to the Chairman leadership role. “It’s an honor to be elected to this position,” Reichelsdorfer shared.  “SPBA works tirelessly to keep TPA Members abreast of the most current information on regulatory, compliance, and many other issues – and to be a part of this valuable resource to the TPA industry is a wonderful opportunity.”

“We are excited to have Michou Reichelsdorfer serve as the Chairman of the SPBA Board of Directors,” said Anne Lennan, SPBA President.  “Her breadth of experience in the industry will be a great asset to our organization.”

Since 1975, SPBA has been the premier resource for TPAs, as well as for Service Partners and Stop-Loss Partners to learn about the key regulatory and legislative issues that impact their businesses. It is a critical forum to engage in dialogue with key opinion leaders about these issues, and a sounding board for those who write and enact employee benefit policies. SPBA’s team works to share breaking news, analysis, and critical information that its members need to guide their clients, brokers, and other partners.

SPBA’s Board includes nine Directors representing TPA member firms, and an emerging professional member representative. 

Prairie States is a third party administrator founded in 1989 by Felicia Wilhelm, a visionary nurse practitioner who believed that high-quality health plans can be affordable for both employers and their staffs. We built an organization with two distinct strengths. First, we have the in-house programs, insights and expertise to bend the trend of rising healthcare costs. And second, we have a staff of incredibly dedicated, informed and responsive people who care about the people they serve.

Our unique clinical approach has been a hallmark from the start. We've built a staff of experienced nurses and other medical professionals who apply their expertise to both the claims administration and health benefits management process. This integrated approach allows us to identify ways to save on costs for employers, without compromising the quality of care for employees and their families. (