"Manage account" from the left hand Menu
Click on "Invoice Preference"
Change to "Web Bill Only"
Click the "Change Preference" button
Take a moment and think of how many checks you write
per month. Utilities, cell phone, cable, internet, mortgage,
and tuition fees are probably just a sample of what
you pay. Each bill arrives in an envelope; each envelope
contains a statement; each statement requires a check,
which requires another envelope, which requires a stamp.
Aside from having to write fewer checks, here are three
more reasons to go paperless:
By signing up for paperless statements and electronic
billing, you can contribute to making Earth a much healthier
planet simply by saving paper. According to the Organization
for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the
pulp and paper industry is the single largest consumer
of water used in industrial activities and the third
greatest industrial greenhouse gas emitter. If Americans
saved all the paper and wood products we go through
in a year, we could heat 50 million homes for 20 years.
And just how much paper does the average American family
discard annually? Approximately 2,460 pounds. By participating
in something as simple as paperless billing, your impact
can and will be felt.
Not only can paperless statements benefit the planet,
studies show direct links between decreasing clutter
and benefits to consumers' own physical and mental well-being.
A study shows that the simple act of removing stacks
of paper and clutter would eliminate 40 percent of the
housework in the average home, since clutter is a breeding
ground for dust mites, pet dander, and dust. And keeping
your home free of excess paperwork can even lead to
a financial payoff: Harris Interactive reports that
23 percent of adults lose their bills and incur fees
because their payments are late, something that people
with paperless statements can avoid worrying about.
The Postal Service reports that last year alone 9.9
million Americans were the victims of identity theft,
a crime that cost the victims nearly $5 billion dollars.
A portion of those thefts were a direct result of stolen
mail, and postal inspectors urge citizens to shred and
destroy unwanted documents containing personal information
and not to leave mail in mailboxes overnight on weekends.
Paperless statements and automatic billing lessens the
possibility of such theft, putting you in greater control
of your information.
Paper statements pile up and create clutter, making
them easy to misplace, or worse, wind up in the wrong
hands. Switch to paperless statements and consider signing
up for automatic billing—you'll help create peace
of mind that your bills will be paid while helping to
conserve the environment.