Opioid Addiction & Health Care Reform Among Topics Covered at Education-Focused Meeting for TPAs

A main goal of SPBA membership is to help TPAs succeed by keeping them informed with the best, most current information, and this Meeting combines many resources to do that.

Presenting its annual Fall Meeting in Cincinnati last week, the Society of Professional Benefit Administrators (SPBA) hosted “Expanding Your Success” with an educational emphasis.

The three-day conference was filled with learning opportunities for SPBA Members as it focused on best practices for third party administrators (TPAs) related to health plan management and compliance, and also delivered the latest industry, policy and legislative information and developments in self-funding. A mobile app was introduced this year to help attendees conveniently plan and navigate their sessions.

“There is so much to stay on top of with employee benefits these days, and TPAs can’t afford to fall behind,” said Anne Lennan, SPBA president. “A main goal of SPBA membership is to help TPAs succeed by keeping them informed with the best, most current information, and this Meeting combines many resources to do that.”

Presenters covered some of the hottest issues affecting the employee benefits industry right now, including the prospects for health care reform changes and the growing opioid addiction crisis. Cybersecurity was also addressed with a two-part series on the methods for assessment/preparation and containment/eradication.

To provide perspective on topics that are critical to the day-to-day operation of TPAs, SPBA partnered with experts who discussed:


  • Litigation matters targeted to health plans and TPAs
  • Identifying and managing risk with administrative services agreements
  • Stop loss contract and relationship management
  • E&O insurance trends

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