Health Care Service Corp. (HCSC) recently agreed to acquire Trustmark Health Benefits, a third-partner administrator (TPA) of health benefits. The pending deal continues HCSC’s expansion from its roots as primarily a traditional commercial insurer to other areas like TPAs and Medicare, and the diversification push is likely to continue, according to health insurance industry analysts who spoke with AIS Health, a division of MMIT.
For several years, HCSC has been a client of Trustmark Health Benefits, a firm that has more than 600 clients across the U.S. The companies Trustmark works with have self-insured health plans, meaning they are responsible for the cost of providing benefits to their employees. Trustmark generates revenue by helping companies in areas such as administering claims, managing risk, setting up virtual care and engaging with customers.