Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 7, 2005
Travis Software Corp., a leading provider of advanced employee benefits software and the WebCOBRA.com system, announced today the availability of a new WebCOBRA.com service for small employers and insurance brokers, with specialized features including Federal and State continuation, e-mail notification of ready correspondence, and electronic document storage.
WebCOBRA.com is an enterprise-ready system available at small employer prices, while offering the same COBRA administration functions available to significantly larger employers and administrators. Small employers typically cannot find a TPA to do COBRA administration for them and for their insurance carrier; if they offer COBRA administration at all, it probably includes only the billing and premium collection. With WebCOBRA.com, these employers get full and complete COBRA administration while retaining control and knowing that it is being done right.
Insurance brokers can offer full-service COBRA to their clients without having an entire COBRA department. Brokers can sign their clients up on WebCOBRA.com and clients can access the system and, in turn, give their QBs real-time web access to their information.
"The great news for insurance brokers is they can get their clients set up on WebCOBRA.com and allow the client to handle COBRA administration themselves, while at the same time giving their client the assurance that their COBRA needs are in safe hands," says Alan Williams, founder and President of Travis. "Insurance brokers can roll the WebCOBRA.com costs for their client into the fees they are already charging them."
Features that make WebCOBRA.com ideal for a small employer or insurance broker include:
- E-mail notification which allows the user to know when correspondence has been generated by the system that has not yet printed.
- Automatic tracking of the enrollment period and first payment period for each QB, and printing of a termination letter if enrollment forms or payments are not received within the proper timeframe.
- Automatic generation of COBRA notification letters and enrollment forms (calculating the premium due) for each covered QB; electronic document storage and retrieval features for "Paperless Administration".
- Real-time Web access by QBs on their payment status and other information.
- Over 50 pre-worded letters included in the Internet Word Processor.
WebCOBRA.com is used by both small and large employers, as well as TPAs, insurance carriers and other professional COBRA administrators who perform COBRA administration for some of the nation’s largest employers. Once they begin using WebCOBRA.com, employers can be trained on the system at no charge, and have access to free support when questions arise about how best to use the system. In addition, WebCOBRA.com helps administer Federal COBRA requirements in addition to individual state continuation requirements that some small employers don't even know exist.
WebCOBRA.com is a self-contained system, with 24-hour online availability. Updates and new releases of the system are regularly made available with immediate functionality.
Travis Software Corp. was founded in June 1986, shortly after the enactment of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) which mandated group health continuation for the first time and created the market opportunity for the Company's first product, the DOS-based TravisCobra software system. Travis is based in Houston, Texas and has more than 2,000 employers and administrators using its COBRA, Flexible Benefit and Premium Billing systems. The Company has been solidly profitable each year since its founding in 1986.
For more information about WebCOBRA.com, or any other products that Travis Software provides, please contact Travis Marketing at (866) 866-9264 or visit Travis Software at http://www.webcobra.com.
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