63 cents! Seriously? A first-class postage stamp is 63 cents? There has just got to be a better way! And there is….
Postage, like the price of everything else, is going up, up, up….and like every other business and industry across the globe – the pool of ready and willing workers is on the decline – so service suffers, meaning delays.
What are your options to make sure your premiums get paid on time and avoid delays? Thankfully there are many ways to get that premium where it needs to go without mailing a check.
- Most companies offer their clients individual payment and service portals. You create an account, have access to your policy information, claims status, and policy documents like ID cards…and can pay your bill online.
- If computers aren’t your “thing,” – there is likely an 800# to the billing department – they can take your payment right over the phone and ensure quick and prompt posting to your policy.
- Policyholders can also sign up for automatic payments – via a checking account or credit card – so that bill gets paid on time…every time.
If mailing a check is still your preferred payment method – by all means - mail that check! But do allow a bit longer for delivery. In the past, 3 to 4 days were typical route times. I’d say allow about 10 days lead time to get your payment delivered on time.
Don’t let the price of stamps give you a heart attack! Call your agent and discuss payment options that let you save that stamp for your holiday greetings and birthday wishes!