How The Process Works
How does MyEZBills get my
How will I know when I have new bills?
What happens if I don't pay a bill?
What happens to the hard copies of my bills after they have been
What if some piece of important information, other than a bill, is
sent to MyEZBills?
Do I have to pay the whole bill amount?
How are the payments issued?
When are checks issued to my payees?
When are electronic payments issued to my payees?
How will I know if my payee accepts electronic payments?
When is my last chance to stop a payment?
How long does it take for a MyEZBills payment to be received?
How will I know when payment has been sent?
When will the amount on the checks I authorized be deducted from my
What if my payee cannot accept electronic payments?
How is my MyEZBills service fee handled?
Do I have to use MyEZBills for every bill?
Can I still write paper checks?
What happens if I do not have enough money in my checking account
to cover my bills?
Does MyEZBills support bill payment by credit card?
How does the MyEZBills SmartBalance™ feature work?
Can I pay all of my bills at one time?
What is the Personal Notes feature, and how is it different from
the memo field on a check?
How does MyEZBills get my bill
To issue payments through MyEZBills, you must
register your payees by providing their name, billing address, account number
(if applicable) and other pertinent information. For bills that you choose to
receive at home, this is the only information you need to make available to MyEZBills.
If you choose to receive bills online, your payees will be notified to send your
bills, either electronically or by mail, to the MyEZBills Processing Center.
Electronic bills are posted immediately to your account. Paper bills are scanned
and posted to your account within 24 hours of receipt.
How will I know when I have new
MyEZBills uses email to let you know the status of
your bills. For every Payee you establish, you can control how many email
notifications you would like to receive and when you would like to receive them.
You can also check the Bill Center at any time to verify the status of your
What happens if I don't pay a
MyEZBills will send you an email notification that
a bill is overdue. Bills are never paid unless you authorize them. If you choose
not to pay a bill, or pay by some other means, you can file the bill without
issuing a payment.
What happens to the hard copies
of my bills after they have been scanned?
Your original paper bill is stored for three
months from the day of receipt, after which it is shredded for security purposes
and recycled. Paper bills received from your payees are converted into
electronic form within 24 hours from when they are received at the MyEZBills
Bill summary and transactional information is always available online. Bill
images are maintained online for one year from the date the bill is posted
online. After one year, your bill images are archived offline for up to five
To meet your unique bill management needs, you can order a CD-ROM at any time in one of three ways.
1. Select a specific date range (up to 12 months of old data) and we'll ship the CD-ROM to you.
2. Instruct us to send you a CD-ROM at the end of each calendar month, and the product will be shipped to you automatically.
3. Instruct us to send you a CD-ROM at the end of each calendar quarter and the product will be shipped to you automatically. In
addition, each November we offer a year-end CD that includes all of your bills and payments for the year.
Delivery of each CD-ROM typically takes 4-6 weeks and your account will not be charged until
the shipping date. Upon shipment, the charge for your CD-ROM will be conveniently added to
your monthly Subscriber Services Bill.
What if some piece of important
information, other than a bill, is sent to MyEZBills?
Any non-bill notices, such as a rate change, will
be scanned and delivered through the Bill Center. Account-related items sent to MyEZBills,
such as a calling card, are immediately forwarded to your home mailing address.
All other items received, such as merchandise ordered online, cannot be accepted
and will be returned to sender. Please be sure to indicate your home as the
shipping address when ordering items online, through catalogs, etc.
Do I have to pay the whole bill
No. You decide and approve the amount of payment
for every bill.
How are the payments issued?
Only you can authorize a payment from MyEZBills -
you tell us who, when and how much to pay. Payments are issued electronically or
via paper checks, depending on the payee's capabilities. Both electronic
payments and paper checks always include remittance information, ensuring that
your payee can accurately record that a payment has been received for your
When are checks issued to
Most payees do not currently accept electronic
payments. Therefore, MyEZBills recommends that you set the payment date 5-7
business days in advance of your bill due date. MyEZBills cuts paper checks
twice a day, Monday through Friday. If you set payment in advance, your check is
cut at 6am EST on the day you designated the payment to be sent. To have a check
sent out the same day that you authorize payment, you must authorize the
transaction by 3pm EST.
So, for example, if your payment is due to the payee on the 15th of the month
and you set the payment date in advance as the 10th, MyEZBills will draft a
check from your bank account on the 10th, at 6am EST and mail the check via
first class mail to your payee.
If you wait until the 10th to set the payment to go out, you must authorize your
payment before 3pm EST. (If you schedule the payment after 3pm EST, your payment
will be issued the following morning.)
The money will not be deducted from your bank account until the payee cashes
When are electronic payments
issued to my payees?
For payees who can accept Electronic Funds
Transfers (EFT), MyEZBills recommends that you set the payment date at least 4
business days in advance of the due date. If you authorize payment in advance,
your EFT will be sent at 3pm EST on the day you designated for the payment to be
sent. To have an EFT issued on the same day you authorize payment, you must
authorize the transaction by 3pm EST. Please note: some EFT transactions may
clear your bank account the same day they are issued. Be sure your account is
funded in advance to avoid bounced payments. You may be charged a $25 fee for
each payment returned for insufficient funds.
How will I know if my payee
accepts electronic payments?
You will know that a payee accepts electronic
funds transfers if the letters "EFT" are displayed in the upper right
hand corner of your check. No check number will be displayed. In addition, bills
in your Outbox will display "EFT" in lieu of a check number.
When is my last chance to
stop a payment?
You can choose to stop a payment up until 12
midnight EST on the night prior to the day you have designated for your payment
to be sent. For example, if you have designated that your payment should be sent
out on the 10th, you can stop the payment up until midnight EST on the 9th. You
cannot stop a payment on the designated day a payment is to be sent.
How long does it take for a MyEZBills
payment to be received?
Payments are issued electronically or via paper
checks, depending on the payee's capabilities. MyEZBills recommends that you
plan to allow for five working days for paper checks to reach your payees. We
recommend that you allow at least 4 business days for electronic payments to
reach your payees. Both electronic payments and paper checks always include
remittance information, ensuring that your payee can accurately record that the
payment has been made for your account.
How will I know when payment has
You will receive a Payment Confirmation email on
the day that your payment is sent.
When will the amount on the
checks I authorized be deducted from my account?
If the payee accepts electronic payments, the
amount is deducted from your account on the scheduled payment date that you have
authorized. If the payee is being paid via paper check, the amount is deducted
from your account when your payee cashes the check.
What if my payee cannot accept
MyEZBills will issue a paper check if your payee
cannot accept electronic payments.
How is my MyEZBills service
For your convenience, the process of paying your
monthly service fee is automated. Seven
days prior to the due date, you will receive an email notice from MyEZBills
and you can review the detailed statement in your Outbox. On the day your
payment is due, MyEZBills will debit your default payment account via Electronic
Funds Transfer (or issue a check on your behalf if your bank doesn't offer EFT).
In accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the MyEZBills service, this
monthly fee will be deducted from the checking account you designate as your
"default" payment account.
Do I have to use MyEZBills for
No, you choose exactly which bills you want sent
to MyEZBills. When adding a payee, you will be asked if you want to receive the
bill online. If you choose yes, a change of address notification will be sent to
your payee, and bills should be redirected to the MyEZBills Processing Center.
If you choose no, you will continue to receive the bill at home, and you can
schedule payments through the Bill Center. Please note: there may be some rare
instances where your bill arrives online, but the payee will also send a paper
bill to your home. Please check the Bill Center to ensure you do not make
Can I still write paper checks?
What happens if I do not have
enough money in my checking account to cover my bills?
MyEZBills issues standard, approved payments
against your checking account. Just as with a paper check, you have to maintain
sufficient funds in the account to cover all payment obligations. MyEZBills is
unable to notify you if you have insufficient funds. However, you can use the MyEZBills
SmartBalance feature to retrieve an up-to-the-minute picture of your bank
balance. Please note: you may be charged a fee for payments that are returned
for insufficient funds.
Does MyEZBills support bill
payment by credit card?
MyEZBills will only issue payments from an account
with check-writing privileges. You can use MyEZBills to pay your credit card
with a check, but cannot use your credit card to pay other bills through MyEZBills
at this time. MyEZBills is currently exploring working with a number of payees
to accept credit card payments through MyEZBills.
How does the MyEZBills
SmartBalance™ feature work?
The MyEZBills SmartBalance™ feature is the
combined balance of your continuously updated online bank account activity
(including ATM withdrawals, deposits, debits, etc.) and your up-to-the-minute MyEZBills
bill payment record. With SmartBalance you get the most up-to-date, accurate
picture of your bank balance – all without leaving the MyEZBills site – and
all for no additional cost! Use of
SmartBalance requires that you have an online bank account with one of the
SmartBalance enabled banks.
Can I pay all of my bills at one
Yes. You can pay multiple bills simultaneously
from your Inbox. You can also pay any of your established payees by using the
Make a Payment to Any Payee option.
What is the Personal Notes
feature, and how is it different from the memo field on a check?
Personal Notes are reminders you can add to any
payment or filed item. Common uses for a Personal Note include reminders about
why a payment was made, the occasion for a gift, or a dispute with the payee.
Personal Notes are totally private, and can only be seen by you. In contrast,
the memo field on a check is printed right on the check for the purpose of
making an additional note to the payee.