COBRA Administration

Free up your HR team to focus on the bigger picture

Providing Continuity of Benefits Doesn’t Have to be Painful

PlanSource can handle the full cycle of COBRA administrative responsibilities for you. This starts with generating and communicating initial and qualifying events notices so you don’t have to worry about staying compliant or being subject to penalties.
Benefits of Outsourcing COBRA Administration to PlanSource

When you outsource COBRA to PlanSource, we’ll audit participants for accuracy using employee data from the PlanSource Benefits Administration System, and assume full premium collection, monthly remittance, eligibility management for COBRA participants. We’ll even handle any issue resolution with the carriers on your behalf, so you can focus on more strategic items on your to-do list.

Reduce Risk

PlanSource assumes liability and indemnifies employers who use the service.

Stay Focused

We manage the process from end to end, so you can stay focused on your business.

Ensure Compliance

Hire an expert to manage all of the compliance requirements on your behalf.

What Services are Included with COBRA Administration?

Send Notices
Generate notices based upon qualifying events
Process Payment
Process elections and payments from beneficiaries
Reinstate Coverage
Add COBRA coverage and manage the eligibility timeline
Bill Enrollees
Bill enrollees and provide reporting and auditing
Answer Questions
Address any questions with our contact center
Manage OE
Handle open enrollment and all future notice requirements

Our HR team needs to stay ‘lean and mean,’ so we rely heavily on PlanSource to work through employee issues so that our team can tackle their own important work. With PlanSource, we have a support team working to assist with all questions and receiving and implementing feedback towards continuous improvement.

Chris Forbeck

HR and Benefits Manager, BrandSafway

Downloadable Info Sheet

COBRA administration is an important part of any HR professional’s job. HR teams need to be familiar with not only the rules and regulations related to COBRA administration but also the processes and procedures related to timelines and COBRA enrollment.


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The Complete Employer’s Guide to COBRA
COBRA administration is an important part of any HR professional’s job. HR teams need to be familiar with not only the rules and regulations related to COBRA administration but also the processes and procedures related to timelines and COBRA enrollment.

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