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 >>
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.
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.
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
COBRA beneficiaries can pay their premiums via check, ACH, mobile app, or third-party payments. They can also schedule ACH payments in advance.
Extensive Account Reconciliation Capability
Summit's integrated cash management functionality enables simplified tracking, remittance, and reconciliation of payments and accounts.
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.
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
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 & 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.
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>