Our History

Health Plans, Inc. (HPI) is a New England-based 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. Health Plans 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 and their widely recognized commitment to service and quality. One year later, Health Plans 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.  

Supported by a seasoned management team HPI is uniquely positioned to offer innovative solutions to employers seeking more control over their health benefit spend. Our client base is diverse, and includes hospitals, manufacturing firms, labor unions, municipalities, credit unions, media outlets, and retail food chains, among others. HPI works with each client closely to develop and administer a benefits program that serves their financial and employee population needs.