How Public Entity Risk Managers Can Get the Most Out of Their TPA

Brad Wilson
Assistant Vice President, Sales, PMA Management Corp.
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In this podcast episode, Brad Wilson explores the benefits of working with a third party administrator (TPA) for public risk managers. He highlights how TPAs can assist with claim adjustment, claims-related services and OSHA recordkeeping, saving time and resources for risk managers. Brad also emphasizes the importance of leveraging a TPA's buying power to negotiate discounts on medical care and ancillary services, driving down costs. He suggests that a strong partnership between public entities and TPAs can help address the challenges of finding workers, especially with retirements starting for workers in their 50s.

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Brad Wilson
Assistant Vice President, Sales, PMA Management Corp.

Summary of Qualifications

Brad began his career in the risk and insurance industry over 25 years ago, specializing in workers’ compensation and auto & general liability claim administration. His background includes a successful career in claim management for national carriers and third party administrators (TPAs) as well as account management ands sales.

In that time, he has worked with public and private entities to create effective claim and risk management programs that drive down their total cost of risk.


Brad is an assistant vice president of sales for PMA Management Corp. and is responsible for growing the brand throughout the Southeast, Midwest and Southwest regions. He and his team provide claim administration and risk control expertise to hundreds of organizations in the public and private sector.

They specialize in managing the unique risks and challenges faced by public entities across the United States.

Business Experience

Brad has 15+ years of claim adjusting experience and managing claim teams n the workers' compensation, auto and general liability fields. He is familiar with self-insured, risk-sharing and fully insured programs for organizations of every size. Brad also has 10 years of account management and business development experience for a national TPA.

Professional Affiliations

  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU,
  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
  • Associate in Claims (AIC)
  • Active member of PRIMA, RIMS, and the Virginia Self-Insurers Association


Brad earned a bachelor's degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia and has continued his education by earning the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU,) Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Associate in Claims (AIC) designations.

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