About the Discovery Benefits COBRA Integration

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Discovery Benefits is one of Maxwell Health’s chosen providers for COBRA administration services. Discovery is transforming the complexity of employee benefits administration with innovative solutions and extraordinary customer service delivered by empowered and knowledgeable employees. As a leader in benefits administration, Discovery Benefits is simplifying the benefits process for clients with cutting-edge technology and trained experts dedicated to providing a superior customer experience.

Employers who use Discovery Benefits as their COBRA administrator can use Maxwell’s integration to easily get COBRA-relevant information over from Maxwell to Discovery Benefits.

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How the integration works

Once set up, Maxwell will automatically send two files over to Discovery on a weekly basis on Mondays at 5am ET.

  • The Initial Enrollee File will include all newly eligible employees (and covered dependents) who have elected (confirmed) medical, dental, vision, FSA, or HRA products. This will let Discovery know to send the initial general notice to inform employees and covered dependents of their COBRA rights.
  • The Qualifying Event File will include all employees and/or dependents with new COBRA qualifying events, and their associated product/demographic information. To be included on the file, the employee must be marked COBRA-eligible due to a qualifying event in Maxwell. After Discovery receives the file, they’ll take care of the rest! This includes sending qualified beneficiaries election notices, managing coverage elections, and offering an online account where COBRA enrollees can access information about their coverage and make payments. Of course, Discovery will also communicate all coverage information to insurance carriers, including any changes.

Note:

  • Both files are changes-only and will include only new enrollees or qualifying events since the last file.
  • If there are any errors or discrepancies on the file, the Discovery Benefits team will notify you immediately and work with you to get them resolved. The Maxwell Team will also send you a weekly discrepancy report, as they do for all integrations. Any reported file errors will then need to be keyed directly to Discovery Benefits’ Employer Portal by the broker or employer. Because COBRA notifications are time-sensitive, it is always best practice to check your Discovery Benefits web portal routinely to verify all initial notifications and qualifying events have been processed. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the qualifying event and new hire information that is provided to Discovery.

Get started

  • For new employers on Maxwell, your Advisor will submit information (such as the Discovery Benefits client code and billing information) to the Maxwell team during the employer implementation process, the Advisor will submit information to the Maxwell team. Either you or your Advisor will also be required to submit a New Client Setup Form to Discovery Benefits and work with their Implementation Managers to get your Discover COBRA administration up and running. Maxwell will work with Discovery Benefits to get your integration up and running.
  • If you’re already a Discovery Benefits COBRA administration customer through the Maxwell Marketplace, we're already working with Discovery and your Advisor to set up your integration. Either Maxwell or your Advisor will be in touch with next steps!
  • If you’re already a Discovery Benefits COBRA administrator customer, but not through the Maxwell Marketplace, talk to your Advisor about getting this setup with Maxwell. That way, you can take advantage of the integration. Your Advisor will use this form to request the integration.
  • Not a current Discovery Benefits COBRA customer, but interested in becoming one? Great! Let your Advisor know that you’re interested, and they’ll fill you in on next steps.

Pricing

All Discovery Benefits pricing information is listed here.

Support

For technical questions about the Maxwell Health + Discovery Benefits COBRA integration, please contact Maxwell Customer Support at support@maxwellhealth.com or (866) 629-7445.

For more general questions about the Maxwell Health + Discovery Benefits integration, please contact your Advisor and/or the Maxwell Health Marketplace Team at marketplace@maxwellhealth.com . For questions regarding Discovery Benefits products, please contact your Discovery Benefits representative.

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