Make the 'Flip' to E-Z Pay Now!
The Utah Education Association is updating the way we collect member dues. Beginning with the 2012-13, dues will no longer be deducted from your paycheck, but will be handled via E-Z Pay. With E-Z Pay, membership dues are withdrawn directly from your bank account or paid by credit card.
Click here to 'flip' now.
ALL UEA MEMBERS WILL BE ASKED TO MAKE THIS CHANGE.
Making the “flip” to E-Z Pay is simple…
- Login to the secure UEA member site with your member number (shown on your UEA membership card).
- Once you've logged in, click the “Flip to E-Z Pay” logo.
- Follow the step-by-step instructions (you will need your bank account or credit card information to complete the “flip”).
The whole process takes just a few minutes!
Answers to questions about E-Z Pay—
Why the change? Your elected UEA Board of Directors determined it is in the best interest of the Association and its members to remove district payroll departments from the dues collection process. Teachers’ associations all over the country are making similar changes, in some cases forced by state legislative action. These are in various stages of legal challenges. Some states have simply elected to collect dues in a different manner.
Even though payroll deduction rights were not eliminated in Utah this year, the possibility remains very real. The UEA will continue its work to "flip" the collection of membership dues away from payroll deduction to other methods via E-Z Pay (see more information here).
When will dues be deducted? Beginning in October 2012, your Association membership dues (local, state and national) will be deducted from your account or charged to your credit card monthly in 10 equal payments. The draw will occur on the third of each month or the first business day thereafter, October through July. No dues payments will be collected in August or September. Credit cards will follow the same schedule.
How much will be deducted? Your annual dues do not change under the E-Z Pay system. The full amount of your annual dues is divided into 10 equal deductions as indicated above. If you would like to know the exact amount of your monthly deduction, please contact your local association.
Why do I need to provide my information now? Even though your E-Z Pay dues will not begin under the new system until the 2012-13 school year, collecting the required information from all 18,000 UEA members takes time. The sooner you make the “flip” to E-Z Pay, the easier the transition will be for everyone, with no interruption in your liability insurance, legal representation, member benefits and other Association services.
Is my information secure?
Yes. Security of your personal information is extremely critical. Data entered online uses the same security encryption and procedures as secure shopping websites. Strict security protocols have been established for the transportation and storage of paper forms to protect your sensitive information.
What will you do with my information?
Information provided on the E-Z Pay form or through the secure website is used only to transition to the new payment system and update your records. No unauthorized individual will have access to your information at any time.
What if my account information changes?
If your bank account or credit card changes, please notify your local association or UniServ as soon as possible.
What if I don’t have enough money in my account?
If you elect to have dues deducted from a bank account, the charge will occur on the first business day after the third of each month. Overdraft charges from your bank may apply if there are not sufficient funds to cover the payment.
What are my options?
E-Z Pay gives you the option to pay dues in three ways:
- Deducted monthly from a bank account (checking or savings)
- Charged monthly to a credit card
- Charged annually to a credit card
Can I continue with payroll deduction for my dues?
How will this change impact my taxes? The method of paying dues has no impact on your taxes. You can handle union dues payment on your state and federal taxes the same way you always have.
Our goal is to have every member statewide converted to E-Z Pay by June 2012 in preparation for the October 2012 transition date. Once all members are “flipped”, payroll deduction of dues will be discontinued.