About Us

Our Organization

Northwest Administrators, Inc. (NWA) has been providing employee benefit plan administration and benefit claim processing services to clients throughout the Western United States since 1958. Our seven primary offices are located in Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Brisbane, Pasadena and San Francisco, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Meridian, Idaho.

Our Services

NWA currently provides customized administrative services to a variety of groups, including Taft-Hartley trusts, corporate plans, multiple employer (association) plans, and school districts, covering several hundred thousand employees. The wide array of services available from NWA gives our clients maximum flexibility in designing their employee benefit programs:

  • Benefit Claim Processing for self-insured health and welfare plans (medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs, and weekly disability benefits)
  • Employer Reporting, Accounting and Eligibility services for self-insured and insured single employer and multi-employer plans
  • Retirement Plan Administration for both defined benefit and defined contribution
  • Investment/Cash Management services with over $400 million currently under management
  • Multi-Employer Trust and Association administration and financial accounting services
  • COBRA and HIPAA administration
  • A Managed Vision Program (NBN/Vision) with the most comprehensive network of providers in the Northwest

State of the Art Information Technology

We maintain an in-house staff of Information Technology professionals who design, develop, and maintain our entire network infrastructure. Our staff adapts our systems to the unique plan design requirements of our clients. Application programs are continually modified and upgraded to take advantage of the latest software and hardware technology.

Recognized Industry Leader

NWA has earned a reputation for expertise in third-party administration services. We have a highly knowledgeable staff of benefit oriented professionals that interface with our clients to address their needs. We are an approved claims payer for all the major stop-loss carriers, and have established long-term working relationships with the predominant managed-care organizations. We believe our list of satisfied, long-term clients is the best testimonial to our commitment to excellence in performing complex administrative duties.