Cloud-based COBRA Software

COBRA Administration, COBRA Billing, Retiree and Direct Billing

Powerful. Seamless. Flexible. Proven. DataPath launched Summit COBRA in 2017, building off over two decades of delivering industry-leading, compliant COBRA software and Billing administrative solutions.

The first all-in-one, cloud-based administrative solution on the market, Summit was not created by merging with or bolting onto other systems. Enjoy a smooth benefit management experience with COBRA, retiree and direct billing, and CDH account administration in one seamless solution. With equal ease, you can offer select lines of service or the full suite of solutions.

Elevate your COBRA administration and rise above your competition with DataPath Summit.

Federal compliance requirements make COBRA perhaps the most challenging benefit to administer. With our straightforward, all-in-one platform, you’ll keep on top of status changes and current on key compliance dates, including communications, payments, and other important COBRA events. With Summit, there is no need for any additional COBRA software.

COBRA Software - Simplified Terminations

Simplified Terminations

Enter and manage qualified terminations from a single screen - easing the process for multiple lines of service and updating participant records across the spectrum in just a few clicks.

COBRA Software - Automated Compliance Features and Settings

Automated Compliance Features and Settings

Summit’s automation capabilities help TPAs automatically deliver compliant COBRA administration, monitor COBRA-related events, and track timeframes.

Flexible Payment Options

Flexible Payment Options

COBRA beneficiaries can pay their premiums via check, ACH, mobile app, or third-party payments. They can also schedule ACH payments in advance.

COBRA Software - Extensive Account Reconciliation Capability

Extensive Account Reconciliation Capability

Summit's integrated cash management functionality enables simplified tracking, remittance, and reconciliation of payments and accounts.

COBRA Software - Global Record Keeping

Global Record Keeping for COBRA and CDH

Summit is the only cloud-based COBRA software on the market with single employer and participant records for both COBRA billing and CDH account administration.

Automated and On-Demand Reporting

Automated and On-Demand Reporting

Run a variety of reports in the most popular formats, including automated and on-demand options, to meet internal, broker and employer needs. Reports can be automatically posted in Summit, delivered via secure email, or sent to fulfillment.

Fulfillment Services

Fulfillment Services

Our event-based notice generation and fulfillment services produce documents and notifications per event timeline, with on-demand printing and documents stored digitally and on the web.

COBRA BPO Services

COBRA BPO Services

Take advantage of extensive, affordable COBRA BPO services that include importing employer, beneficiary, and elections data; event and payment processing; new hire notices; qualifying events processing; and more.

Retiree and Direct Billing

Retiree & Direct Billing

Summit can manage a wide variety of custom billing needs including collecting premiums for retiree plans, group health benefits, leaves of absence, individual Marketplace payments, parking fees, union dues, and much more.

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WJ Alexander

Summit COBRA is very intuitive and easy to use – I am especially impressed with the importing ability. We have a large client with over 20,000 lives and Summit handles files with large volumes of code very easily and accurately. DataPath really understands the nuances of administering COBRA.

Michael Alexander Senior Consultant

COBRA Resources

ARRA vs ARPA: Comparing COBRA Subsidies and Administrative Challenges

In the world of employer-sponsored benefits, COBRA subsidies have been the hot topic since the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) passed in March 2021. Not only does ARPA directly affect people who have lost their jobs since March 2020, but it also has a significant impact on how employers and COBRA administrators are handling the … More >>

ARRA vs ARPA: Comparing COBRA Subsidies and Administrative Challenges

ARPA COBRA Subsidy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

On Thursday, March 11, President Biden signed the  American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. Among other features, ARPA provides full COBRA subsidies under specific circumstances and creates significant additional COBRA enrollment eligibility. The following is a list of common ARPA COBRA subsidy frequently asked questions (FAQs). This is not intended to be legal advice. Please … More >>

ARPA COBRA Subsidy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

ARPA is Approved: COBRA Subsidies and DCAP Increase Part of Legislation

President Biden signed The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 into law on Thursday, March 11, 2021. In addition to stimulus checks and child tax credits, ARPA features full COBRA subsidies for a limited time and an increase in the maximum contribution limits for people who use Dependent Care Assistance Plans (DCAP) through their … More >>

ARPA is Approved: COBRA Subsidies and DCAP Increase Part of Legislation

Reelin’ in the Year: DOL Clarifies COBRA Time Frames Related to COVID-19

On Friday, February 26, the Department of Labor (DOL) published Disaster Relief Notice 2021-01, a follow up to the Joint Notice published May 4, 2020. The May notice required that health and retirement plans disregard a number of deadlines for individuals during the COVID-19 National Emergency, plus a 60-day period (the “Outbreak Period”) starting March … More >>

Reelin’ in the Year: DOL Clarifies COBRA Time Frames Related to COVID-19

Press Release: New Whitepaper Examines Administrative Concerns with COBRA and COVID-19 Deadlines

DataPath examines the effects of COVID-19 on COBRA and upcoming ERISA plan deadlines LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (February 16, 2021) – DataPath, Inc., a leading developer of technology solutions for employee benefits administration, has published a whitepaper titled, “COVID-19 and COBRA Continuation Insurance: Where Do We Stand?” The paper takes a deeper look at the effect … More >>

Press Release: New Whitepaper Examines Administrative Concerns with COBRA and COVID-19 Deadlines

COVID-19 Outbreak Period for ERISA Plans Expires February 28

Third-Party Administrators (TPAs) need to be aware of the upcoming end to the COVID-19 outbreak period for group health plans. This deadline, which ends February 28, 2021, could cause unfamiliar administrative burdens on TPAs. In May 2020, following the passage of the CARES Act, the IRS and DOL issued a joint notice on COVID-19 deadline … More >>

COVID-19 Outbreak Period for ERISA Plans Expires February 28