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Third Party Administrator

  • As stated in Section 550.902(2)(k) of the Third Party Administrator Act of the Michigan Insurance Code, being MCL 550.902(2)(k), a Third Party Administrator (TPA) is defined as:
    “a person who processes claims pursuant to a service contract and who may also provide 1 or more administrative services pursuant to a service contract, other than under a worker's compensation self-insurance program pursuant to Section 611 of the worker's disability compensation act of 1969, Act. No. 317 of the Public Acts of 1969, being Section 418.611 of the Michigan Compiled Laws. Third party administrator does not include a carrier or employer sponsoring a plan.”