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 begin to move past the challenges of the past year, I am reminded of the reason NAPBA exists.


We are a unique organization of businesses and leaders with a common interest in the welfare of our industry. We all feel the need to nurture it and help it not only survive, but to thrive! The Board has been hard at work making sure NAPBA remains an influential force into the future, no matter the challenges from regulations, mergers, acquisitions, and new technologies.


NAPBA was formed to give independent TPA’s a platform to share ideas and provide mutual support. Our founding members had a vision that, we, as a collective group could come together in a non-threating environment to collaborate with our peers and vendors, all having a vested interest in ensuring our business model continues to grow and prosper….and to do so with integrity and client value.


We have all faced so many challenges along the way of our CDH journey, but nothing could have prepared us for a pandemic and the subsequent onslaught of information and disinformation that we, as professional administrators had to assimilate and deliver to our clients in a manner that helps their business.

I would like to share a quick story. In the 1990’s and early 2000’s, I worked as an insurance broker for clients of all sizes. This was a period of tremendous healthcare cost increases.  All businesses were struggling, but it was the small employers that were hit the hardest. One small client, a municipality with 20 employees, was faced with the very real prospect of having to eliminate health insurance altogether. The owner of another client, a small welding company, openly wept when I delivered a 70% rate increase. I had to do something to help my clients! In my research, I discovered the HRA. I immediately recognized the value of this new tool but wanted to control the quality of service. Shortly thereafter, my administration business was formed. I tell you this because it resonates with almost every industry leader that started their own TPA. We all have stories like these; stories that illustrate why we, our employees, and our partners are so passionate about this crazy industry. Simply put, we continue make a positive difference in so many lives!

We are incredibly excited that NAPBA will be gathering in person this year in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, September 12-15th. Wentworth by the Sea is a beautiful and unique venue in one of the most picturesque settings you can imagine. It perfectly represents the enriching and intimate qualities of our organization; and it is the perfect location for us to reunite, refresh and update our commitment to our industry….and to each other. You will experience a variety of the meaningful, interactive presentations, along with our unsurpassed social events. If you are able, stay an extra night for our traditional “Fun-O-Rama” It is the perfect opportunity to relax, experience some local flavor, form lasting friendships, and head home ready to conquer any challenge!


We hope you make plans to join us. Start by registering online. Do not delay…. because space is limited.

I look forward to seeing you in Portsmouth! 

With Admiration,

Dan Crawford

President - NAPBA

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

Ready to Join NAPBA?

Board of Directors & Staff
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Catharine Mirabile

Vice President

Managing Director of Benefits Administration -
CGI Business Solutions

Hooksett, NH




Michael Melnychuk

Board Member

President - HR Simplified, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN



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Board Member

President - Consumer Driven Administrators, LLC

Luckey, OH



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Bob Cummings

Board Member

CEO - American Benefits Group

Northampton, MA

413-584-9923 ext. 211



John Gutzwiller

Board Member

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Board Member

Director, Flexible Benefit Compensation Services
American Benefits Group



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Owner/CEO - Peak One Administration

Coeur d'Alene, ID



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Former President and CEO
BASIC Benefits

Rocklin, CA


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Michael Stoddard

Emeritus Board Member

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Emeritus Board Member

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Emeritus Board Member



SEPTEMBER 12-15, 2021

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! Looking forward to seeing you in Portsmouth in September 2021! Registration and Hotel Booking will be available by April 1st. Check back soon!


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

Dan Crawford, NAPBA President
Peak One Administration

608 Northwest Boulevard, Suite 200
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814