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Automatic Payments: Shrink your Bill

When an insurance company identifies attributes among its customers that are easier to service, the sensible response is to reward "good behavior" accordingly. One attribute that indicates a customer's aptitude to pay bills on time, every time, is enrollment in automatic payments. It goes without saying that customers with automatic payments, or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) are never going to miss a payment or be late.

In addition to paying for a postage stamp every time you pay your bill, did you know that you are probably paying for the company to mail you a bill and then have someone open your payment on the other end? Typically, billing service fees are approximately $5 to $10 per bill. Many insurers waive or significantly lower the billing fees for policyholders who participate in automatic payments. In addition to savings in your billing fees, see if your company offers a discount against the actual premium portion of your bill for enrolling in EFT.

Because of the legal contracts involved with an insurance policy, many people find that they get a lot of mail from the insurance company. Some top insurance carriers are "going green" and giving customers the option to have a paperless relationship. This is innovative because your policy documents and bills come electronically, delivered instantly to your email address.

You might be surprised to find out how much time and money these simple tips can save you. Please give the office a call and we can help you find out what you can save by taking advantage of automatic payments or going paperless.

Stan Steele Insurance
Stan Steele Agency, Inc.
55 State Street
Bloomfield, NY 14469