Tom Slack, CEO of HealthFirst TPA, a Tyler, Texas-domiciled Third Party Administrator, announced the acquisition of Houston-based TriSurant effective June 1.

Established in 1984 as Health Administration Services, TriSurant is widely respected for its high level of claims processing expertise and building strong relationships with clientele.

This is something we have recognized for some time, said Tom Slack, CEO of HealthFirst TPA, Inc. TriSurant™s reputation is the primary reason the acquisition was so attractive and homogenous from the very beginning. HealthFirst has likewise been a leader in the third party administration arena, and our management team has long prided ourselves in placing our customers first and being responsive to individual needs and requests.

Ernest Mendez, Executive Director of TriSurant, stated, I am very excited about the merging of TriSurant and HealthFirst TPA. This merger brings opportunities for growth and increased service levels to our existing clients.

The blending of the two companies is a perfect fit from the standpoint of maintaining customer satisfaction through state-of-the art technology and cutting edge claims adjudication and related TPA services, according to Slack. The merging of TriSurant with HealthFirst will further strengthen our market presence through the expansion of our products and service capabilities for existing and potential clients.

TriSurant™s existing staff will remain in place and domiciled at the current Houston location. Existing long-term relationships with clients will remain intact with expectations for a seamless transition. TriSurant customers can be assured they will continue to receive the same level of dedicated service they have been accustomed to and deserve, said Slack. We see nothing but growth and performance enhancement for the future.

About HealthFirst TPA

HealthFirst TPA located in Tyler Texas has been operating in the third party administrator industry since 1983. HFTPA offers its clients a variety of vendor options and is considered one of the most technologically advanced TPA™s in the nation. Tom Slack, CEO and LaRea Albert, COO have developed a marketing strategy that offers their clients flexibility in vendors with Customer Service being the main focus. HealthFirst TPA works with multiple PPO Networks, PBM™s, Wellness and Report vendors; and HealthFirst Rx Solutions PBM enhances the suite of products resulting in savings and reduced drug cost for clients.

About TriSurant TPA

TriSurant TPA established in Houston, Texas in 1984, has a leading presence in the TPA industry specializing in school districts and municipalities. TriSurant operates with state of the art technology and a dedicated staff. In addition to being a leader in the self-funded arena TriSurant has a large block of Workers™ Compensation clients.

HealthFirst TPA, Inc.
LaRea Albert, 903-509-5790