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Planned Administrators, Inc. to join forces with Thomas. H. Cooper & Co. Benefits Administrator

June 23, 2021


Companies will merger to operate as one company as of June 28, 2021


[COLUMBIA, S.C.] — Some things are great on their own, but they are much better together. Planned Administrators, Inc. (PAI) is excited to announce they are joining forces with sister third-party administrator (TPA) Thomas H. Cooper & Company Benefits Administrator (TCCBA) based in Charleston, S.C.

The two will become one company and will operate as PAI, effective June 28, 2021.

“Uniting PAI with TCCBA grants us the opportunity to incorporate TCCBA’s products, services and talents into a single portfolio, making us stronger together than we are apart,” said PAI President and Chief Operating Office David Huntington. As with all important business decisions, we will work closely with our groups, members, clients and partners to make the integration process as smooth as possible.”

Customers can expect a seamless integration. Clients will receive the same level of high-quality service from the same account representatives and other employees they have come know and trust.

TCCBA was established in 1972 in Charleston and offers unique solutions to niche segments of the self-funded market.

PAI is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The company has become the premier TPA for self-funded plans and a national administrator of a range of voluntary and specialty products. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the leading health insurer in South Carolina, PAI can offer clients access to the best provider network in the state.


About Planned Administrators, Inc.

PAI is a leading administrator for employee benefit plans, from medical and wellness programs to specialty products and workers’ compensation. PAI offers a full slate of administrative services on a broad portfolio of benefit plans to support self-funded clients and insurance carriers. Licensed nationally, PAI has built a reputation for providing flexible administrative solutions, outstanding service, and analytics, which offer true value to our customers.