DataPath History

DataPath creates leading-edge technology and support solutions that empower third party benefits administrators to successfully manage CDH accounts, HSAs, COBRA, and billing. Throughout our 35 year history, we’ve accomplished many “firsts” in the industries we serve. We’re a privately-owned company that has been under the same ownership since day one. DataPath has been in this market longer than any of our competitors, and we’re here to stay.

Company History and Timeline

DataPath History

1984DataPath is founded by John Robbins, Sr. to create solutions for administering newly-legislated tax-advantaged employee benefit plans.
1989Glen Hoffman joins the company as we begin developing software for the administration of early cafeteria plans.
1991Hoffman develops our first system for the administration of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). We are the first to build MICR printed check functionality into benefit administration products.
1995DataPath develops the first Windows-based system to administer defined contribution Medical Expense Reimbursement Plans (MERPs), the first custodial platform for administering Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs), and a system for the administration of early commuter plans.
2002Benefit Bank and MasterCard partner with DataPath for healthcare credit card solutions, and Fiserv begins processing our card transactions. We meet with the U.S. Treasury as an expert witness on the use of credit cards for healthcare expenses.
2003DataPath builds the first ACH solution for submission to banks, launches an early system for administering Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), and begins developing the mySourceCard and the COBRA administration system.
2005We develop HSAToday for the administration of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) with integrated investments.
2007DataPath becomes a founding member of the Special Interest Group for Inventory Standards (SIGIS) and works to develop Integrated Inventory Approval Standards (IIAS) for auto-substantiation of health care debit card transactions.
2009DataPath celebrates 25 years as a company.
2010We become an end-to-end card processor, converting from Fiserv CPS to better serve existing clients and prepare for future expansion. In addition, the US Patent and Trademark Office grants DataPath a patent for the ClaimsVault, which electronically stores claims and receipts for as long as the account holder maintains an active HSAToday account.
2011John Robbins, Sr. passes away and John Robbins, Jr. is named DataPath president and CEO.
2012DataPath develops a cloud-based SaaS administration platform and moves into insurance payment solutions by creating our provider payments and RenewCard claimant payments products.
2013Enhanced IT infrastructure, streamlined management, and improved branding come together as we complete and enhance state-of-the-industry SaaS administration and insurance payments systems.
2014DataPath celebrates 30 years as a company.
2015DataPath attracts national attention when selected to help develop the Arkansas Health Independence Account (HIA) program, also known as the “private option.” Arkansas is the first state in the nation to receive Federal approval to use funds earmarked for Medicaid expansion in this manner. DataPath is also awarded the Arkansas Governor’s Quality Challenge Award for performance excellence.
2016DataPath launches RelianceCard, an account-linked debit card for Medicare Set Aside (MSA) accounts. Designed to help MSA recipients have convenient, immediate access to their funds, the card uses our patented ClaimsVault technology to help claimants with required CMS reporting.
2017DataPath launches the industry’s only cloud-based platform developed specifically for CDH account and COBRA administration. Designed with the needs of TPAs in mind, Summit streamlines benefits administration across all lines of service, including FSA, Dependent Care, HRA, QSEHRA, Transit/Commuter accounts, and COBRA. DataPath also launches The Adventures of Captain Contributor employee education and engagement program, including website, blogs, social media, comic books, and video. The company also introduces the first client rewards program as part of its long-standing commitment to industry-leading customer service and support.
2018DataPath announces the addition of HSA administration and investments in our cloud-based Summit platform. The fully-unified Summit platform becomes the industry’s only cloud-based solution to feature FSA, HRA, HSA and COBRA administration capabilities. DataPath also wins three national awards for its employee education and engagement programs, including the 2018 Digital Health Gold Award, 2018 MarCom Gold Award, and the 2018 National Health Information Awards’ (NHIA) Bronze Award.
2019DataPath celebrates 35 years as a company, and expands its cloud-based platform’s premium billing functionality with Direct and Retiree billing. The company also wins the 2019 AVA Digital Award for its Employee Engagement Program.
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