EaseCentral and BASIC have joined forces.

Brokers and employers across the country can now access BASIC COBRA administration tools via EaseCentral. Established in 1989 and headquartered in Portage Michigan, BASIC is one of the largest third-party administrators in the United States.

BASIC is committed to working closely with HR teams to develop first-class services that fit the specific needs of different organizations. Users have access to a 24/7 online portal and the security of expert customer service, comprehensive reporting, and up-to-date compliance. Employees will be able to enroll in BASIC products via EaseCentral and all submission data will be automatically sent to BASIC on a weekly basis. The COBRA integration includes new hire notifications and qualifying events.

BASIC Plan Types Available in EaseCentral

  • All COBRA eligible benefits

Initial setup 

  • Mark plan(s) as COBRA eligible
  • Carrier Name
  • Plan Admin Name (limited to 50 characters which include spaces)
  • Monthly Rates 

Tips:  To confirm that your plans are set up correctly, please pull a Configuration Reports to review your plans side-by-side. The Configuration Report can be generated by going to Benefits > Select the applicable plans > Reports > Configuration Report.


  • The Integration is free
  • BASIC Pacific Services - Please contact  BASIC Pacific at proposals@basiconline.com.

How to Enable BASIC for Your Groups

1. Enable BASIC in the broker Marketplace.

2. Enable BASIC in the client Marketplace.

3. BASIC will approve within 24-48 hours. (via email)

Note: After receiving approval, BASIC will be reaching out to collect the Plan Premium report. This report can be found by going to Reports > Available Reports > Select the group > Plan Premium 

Once the plans are added and employees have elected benefits, the enrollment data can be submitted to BASIC in EaseCentral. A scheduled report with changes will be automatically sent to BASIC on a weekly basis.

How to Enable the Data Feed for a Group COBRA Eligible Benefits

1. Select Benefits on the left-hand navigation

2. Select  Partners from the top navigation

3. Click Manage by BASIC 

4. Select Next

5. Provide Client ID (name of company) and assign necessary COBRA files 

And, you're done! No additional steps are required after the Setup tab.


Please login to your BASIC portal to review received employee events.

Renewal/Open Enrollment 

  • Build new plans in EaseCentral

  • Send new plans/rates to BASIC

  • Do not close current plans early