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 >>
Cloud-based COBRA Software
COBRA Administration, COBRA Billing, Retiree and Direct Billing
Enjoy remarkable success with powerful, compliant COBRA and premium billing administration. DataPath launched Summit COBRA in 2017, building off two decades of experience in delivering industry-leading COBRA and Billing administration solutions.
Summit is the first, true all-in-one cloud-based solution on the market. Enjoy a seamless benefits administration experience with COBRA, retiree and direct billing, and CDH accounts in one solution. Offer select lines of service or the full suite of solutions.Elevate your COBRA administration software with DataPath Summit.
COBRA can be challenging due to Federal compliance regulations. With DataPath’s straightforward, cloud-based platform, you’ll keep on top of all status changes and stay current on key compliance dates, including communications, payments, and other important COBRA events. With Summit, there is no need for additional COBRA software.
Enter and manage qualified terminations from a single screen - easing the termination process for multiple LOS and updating participant records in just a few clicks.
Extensive Account Reconciliation Capability
Utilize Summit's integrated cash management functionality for simplified tracking, remittance, and reconciliation of your clients’ payments and accounts.
Automated Compliance Features and Settings
Summit’s automation features help TPAs deliver compliant COBRA services, monitored COBRA-related events, and time-frame tracking.
Summit's event-based notice generation and fulfillment services produce documents and notifications per event timeline, with on-demand printing. Store documents digitally and on the web.
COBRA BPO Services
DataPath clients can take advantage of our COBRA processing services that include importing employer and beneficiary data, elections, event and payment processing, new hire notices, qualifying events, and more.
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.
Retiree and Direct Billing
Summit can manage a wide variety of custom billing needs including collecting premiums for retiree health benefits, group health benefits, leave of absence, individual marketplace payments, parking fees, union dues, and 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 benefits administrators 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 … More >>
Views: Employers and benefits administrators must prepare for a COBRA avalanche November 16, 2020 By Bo Armstrong Originally Posted by Employee Benefit News In the first six months of COVID-19 outbreak, more than 60 million Americans filed for unemployment. A recent report by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) suggests that companies are still cutting a … More >>
Are We At Risk of a COBRA Avalanche? COVID-19 COBRA Compliance and Other Concerns for Benefits Administrators
Since the COVID-19 outbreak began in the United States, more than 60 million Americans have filed for unemployment. A recent report by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) suggests that companies are still cutting a high number of jobs and in recent weeks, a large wave of new layoffs have been announced. The airline industry … More >>
The IRS, Department of Labor, and other federal agencies released an update on COBRA extensions and claims filing due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This latest guidance comes after Congress passed the CARES Act in late March and other initiatives to ease the economic pain on American workers and companies. The final notice, published April 29, … More >>