TPA professionals meeting about the changing healthcare landscape

For over forty years, HPI has stayed ahead of the curve in the healthcare marketplace. Our experience, insight, and agility enable us proactively to deliver solutions that anticipate and meet the changing needs of our broker partners and their clients.

Health Plans, Inc. (HPI) is a national Third Party Administrator (TPA) of self-funded health and benefit plans. We were founded in 1981 to provide comprehensive health plan administration to employers, municipalities and Taft-Hartley plans. HPI has grown to become an industry-leading TPA by offering customized self-funded benefit plans to employers, combined with superior customer service and investment in the latest administrative and data-mining technology, and reinsurance (stop-loss) security.

In 2005, we were acquired by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care to merge the flexibility and affordability of a TPA with the power of Harvard Pilgrim’s extensive provider network. One year later, HPI acquired the assets of Benefit Plan Management (BPM), a Norwell, Massachusetts-based TPA. BPM’s experience and expertise in designing and administering self-funded benefit plans further strengthened our commitment to serving the self-insured community.

In 2014, HPI welcomed MedWatch, a health management company based in Florida, into the Harvard Pilgrim family of companies, and in 2015, TrestleTree, an innovative lifestyle coaching company based in Arkansas. The addition of these companies enabled HPI to offer employers a full suite of risk management tools that proactively keep clients informed on what’s driving health care costs, predictable future risks that may exist and how HPI’s programs and services can intercept and help control these costs.

In 2015 HPI joined with Employers Health Network (EHN) and Pharmacy Benefit Manager, Southern Scripts of Louisiana, in a strategic partnership to offer FL and SC employers an alternative, best-in-class health benefit plan solution to traditional ASO carrier plans. Predicated on greater healthcare cost control through transparency, this fully integrated, customizable plan option facilitates employer-provider collaboration to create sustainable change in healthcare delivery giving employers greater direct control over their employee benefit plans without compromising high-quality care. In July, 2022, HPI solidified this powerful partnership with the acquisition of EHN.

Building long-term relationships that benefit all parties—brokers, employers, employees, and HPI—is at the heart of the HPI brand. As part of a not-for-profit organization recognized for healthcare excellence, we always do what’s best for the people we serve.