Canadian Financial, Real Estate and Mortgage Glossary

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Third-party Administrator

Synonyms:claims administrator, insurance claims agent
Acronyms &
Filed Under: financial-banking, insurance
Tags: insurance

Definition of third-party administrator (TPA)

third-party administrator (TPA)
1. 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."

Related Terms and Acronyms:

  • broker-agent   An individual, usually in the employ of an insurance company, that is licensed as both an insurance broker and agent.
  • claims adjuster   An individual who ascertains the insurer's liability after an insurance claim has been made.
  • direct writer   An individual who writes insurance policies directly for an insurer.

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