NAPBA is a grassroots organization for third party administrators (TPAs) of employee benefits programs

About Us

The National Association of Benefit Administrators (NAPBA) is comprised of third party administrators (TPAs), using their collective talents and best practices to continually ensure all members flourish in the ever-evolving healthcare industry and consumer-directed health plans market. To further strengthen our position, we have partnered with ECFC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advocacy, education, advancement, and innovation of tax-advantaged benefit programs that facilitate choice for employers and employees.

President's Message

As we enter our 19th year, NAPBA is more relevant than ever. As the marketplace continues to evolve with new players and an ongoing mega trend of consolidations, our association is strong, vibrant and growing, The current political environment adds to the uncertainty, but the 2020 elections will almost certainly bring changes that may present new challenges and opportunities to all of our members and constituents.


When I got involved with NAPBA over 15 years ago, we were a fledgling organization comprised of grass roots pioneers in the emerging CDH account based plans industry. Many of us who grew up with the industry have developed mature and thriving businesses and NAPBA has been instrumental to our individual business growth and development. At the same time we’ve raised the benchmark in the industry for best business practice, compliance and ethical standards of operation.


What makes NAPBA truly unique is the close connections our members are able to nurture through our unique annual conference event. My NAPBA members are not only business owners and senior executives of likeminded organizations, many of them have become close persona friends.  The annual NAPBA conference, which features administrators and sponsors interacting, offers fruitful conversations that improve all of our businesses and our industry. The partnerships formed with sponsors and ECFC have allowed us to thrive while allowing us to also protect our businesses from changing government regulations. Many of our members have enjoyed unprecedented growth and success during this last decade, and I know from personal experience that my NAPBA involvement has played a significant role in the evolution of our business and our industry.


To my friends who have joined us and truly embraced what NAPBA stands for, the NAPBA Board and I thank you.  If you are exploring our organization, we welcome you on our ongoing journey. Together, NAPBA will continue to grow as a force in our industry.

Bob Cummings
NAPBA President

CEO - American Benefits Group

NAPBA Membership

Peers Collaborating

Here at NAPBA, members enthusiastically approach learning and sharing best practices so that each member company thrives in a healthcare industry that is forever changing.


Annual Membership provides the benefit of:

  • Annual Conference registration for primary owner/executive (1 attendee) including informative sessions, fun evening events

  • Significant discount for new or renewal of ECFC membership

  • Products/services cost sharing

  • Training and certification for their staff

  • Being an industry voice as a grass roots organization

  • Quarterly online webinars on regulatory / legislative news, technology and more

  • Continuing education, practice management, networking, peer discussions


Annual Membership

New and renewing members - $1,495

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Board of Directors & Staff

Michael Melnychuk

Board Member

President - HR Simplified, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN





Board Member

President - Consumer Driven Administrators, LLC

Luckey, OH



Catharine Mirabile

Board Member

Managing Director of Benefits Administration -
CGI Business Solutions

Hooksett, NH



John Gutzwiller

Board Member



Emeritus Board Member

Michelle Hayes

Executive Director

Michael Stoddard

Emeritus Board Member



Emeritus Board Member

Bob Cummings


CEO - American Benefits Group

Northampton, MA

413-584-9923 ext. 211




Vice President

Owner/CEO - Peak1 Administration

Coeur d'Alene, ID






President and CEO - BASIC Benefits

Portage, MI



**NEW CONFERENCE DATES** September 20-23/24, 2020  

Wentworth by the Sea - Portsmouth, New Hampshire

NAPBA Annual Conference

Once a year we come together to share ideas, learn from industry experts and have fun! We recently made the tough decision to postpone the conference until September 2020. The new registration and hotel booking information is live on the 2020 Conference page! Thank you for your patience as we worked through the logistics of this change. Updated information on Registration and Hotel Reservations is now available on the 2020 Conference page.

Employers Council on Flexible Compensation

ECFC is… the single organization that focuses its efforts on preserving, protecting and  defending the tax advantaged programs currently available to working families through employer plan sponsors.

Contact NAPBA

National Association of Professional Benefit Administrators

Bob Cummings, NAPBA President
American Benefits Group

320 Riverside Drive
Northampton, MA 01061-1209

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