Bill Pay FAQs
How do I pay someone new?
To add a new payee type the name of the person or company in the “Need to pay someone new?” field at the top of the main bill pay page and click Add.
Fill out the form, click the Add payee button and you are ready to make a payment.
When asked for an account number, make sure to enter the full number listed on your bill.
Note: If you don't have any payees set up, or just a few, we will suggest some common payees at the bottom of the page. If you see your payee there, click their name to begin the add payee process.
Why can't I edit my payee's address?
When adding a payee (or trying to edit your payee later), don't be alarmed if we do not ask you for an address to which to send your payment. This just means that our Bill Pay vendor has a relationship with this payee where they are paid electronically, or the payee has already provided their preferred mailing address to send payments that might not match the address they give you on your bill.
Are there any types of payments I can't make?
Due to legal requirements, we limit the ability to make certain types of payments. Payments to payees outside of the United States are prohibited and may not be issued under any circumstances. In addition, the following payments are discouraged, but may be scheduled at your own risk:
- Tax payments to the Internal Revenue Service or any state or other government agency
- Court-ordered payments, such as alimony or child support
- Payments to insurance companies
We will not notify you if you attempt to make any of these payments and we will not be liable for these prohibited or discouraged payments.
How are payments processed?
Tell us the day you want your payment sent and we take care of the rest.
Use our calendar widget when scheduling payments to assist in understanding when a payment can be delivered. Available dates will be displayed in blue. Unavailable dates including weekends, holidays, or a date that would not allow us to deliver the payment in time are grayed out and not selectable. Electronic payments are generally delivered in three business days and mailed payments within five business days.
When will the funds be taken from my account?
Funds will be debited from your account within two business days after the process date.
What is an eBill?
An eBill is an electronic copy of your paper bill that you can view anytime from within the Bill Pay service.
eBills are a secure and convenient way to keep all of your bills in one place. You will be notified when an eBill arrives and when it is due.
Note: When paying an eBill automatically on the due date, the payment will be scheduled 10 days in advance to allow enough time to arrive by the due date.
How long do you store my payment history and eBills?
The last 24 months of payment history and eBills are available online for you to view.
Can I choose what notifications are sent to me?
We send many types of notifications and alerts to you via email to keep you informed and up to date regarding your payments. Some alerts are system generated and cannot be turned off, but there are many others you can choose to “turn on” or “turn off”. To edit reminder and alert preferences, select this menu option from the “I want to” choice within Bill Pay.
How do I change my email address?
You can change your email address by clicking on the My Settings link in the header of the main Bill Pay page.
How do I manage my payees?
Find the payee in your list and click on its corresponding Options link.
The Options window will open allowing you to perform the following tasks:
- Your Bill (eBill): enroll/edit/un-enroll. This tab only appears if an eBill is available for the payee.
- Next due reminder: add/edit/delete a next due reminder.
- Automatic payment: add/edit/delete a recurring payment rule for a payee.
- Expedited payment: send an expedited electronic or overnight check to a payee.
- Account Information: add/edit your payee account information.
- Delete payee: permanently deletes this payee from the system. If you need to make a subsequent payment to a deleted payee, you will need to add that payee again.
- Hide payee: hides your payee from your payee list – a way to manage a long list of payees.
How can I tell how my payment is being sent to my payee?
To determine if a payment will be paid electronically or by check, locate the payment in the “Scheduled payments” section of the main page and click the edit icon. How a payment is scheduled to be made, electronic or check, will display in the pop-up box next to “Type.”