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 concern 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 surge … 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.
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 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 >>