"Credit Check Services and Business Plans"
REQUEST AND AUTHORITY TO HONOR CHECKS AND DRAFTS Can I terminate participation at any time? Yes. You may return to normal billing at any time. Drawn by and payable to Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc. Please BECi’s type or print all items except signature. Should you choose to do so, any outstanding balance must be paid. Any credit balance will be applied to the next billing period. __________________________________________________ Name of depositor as appears on Bank Records Home Zipcode EASY PAY Credit Card Payments* _______________________________________________________ Plans Bank Routing Number BECi accepts payments made by all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American _______________________________________________________ Express. To pay by credit card, simply visit Checking Account/Card Number CVV Number www.beci.org and click on the icon to pay your bill online. By using the Credit Card Profile from the drop- __________________________________________________ down menu, you can create a profile so you do not have Name of Bank/Card Credit Card Expiration Date Bank Draft to re-enter your payment information each time you __________________________________________________ E-Check visit the site to make a payment. Your profile can be deleted at any time. Address of Bank or Branch Checking Credit Card *Note: A 2.45% third party charge will apply. __________________________________________________ Budget Billing Signature (Must be the same as on file at bank) Date E-Check Payments Writing a check has never been easier. With a simple _______________________________________________________ click of the mouse on www.beci.org, you can pay your Joint Account Signature Date electric bill in a minute. If you choose the E-Check Option, you will be I hereby authorize Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BECi) to draw prompted to complete the necessary a draft each month for my electric utility bill. I agree that the bank/credit information in order to process your card’s rights in respect to each draft shall be the same as if it were a check/credit card personally signed by me. This authority shall remain in payment by using your bank’s routing force until revoked by me in writing, and until you actually receive such number and your checking account notice, I agree that you shall be fully protected in honoring any such number. By using the E-Check Profile draft. BECi is instructed to forward this authorization to you. page, you can create an e-check profile which elimi- nates having to re-enter your payment information each time you visit the site to make a payment. Your profile __________________________________________________ can be deleted at any time. Signature Date Payment by Phone* As a member of BECi, I request that a draft be drawn on my checking account/credit card each month to pay my electric utility bill. I under- You may also make a payment by phone by calling any stand that the same regulations and authorities exist as though I were paying by check or cash each month. Should my bank/credit card dis- of our three office locations during normal business honor my draft any month, for any reason, the normal BECi collection hours. You must provide BECi with your card number procedures will be in effect. BECi may, at any time, upon ten days writ- and expiration date and a specified amount can be ap- ten notice, revoke this privilege. I further understand that I must give ten plied to your electric bill. It is always best to have the days written notice in order to cancel my authorization for the draft. BECi account number to insure the credit is applied to the desired account. _______________________________________________________ Member Signature Date *Note: A $5 charge will be applied to your account for payments made by phone with the assistance of a _______________________________________________________ consumer service representative. Member Number BECi Representative Can I use a bank outside the BECi service ELECTRIC BILL Bank Drafts area? Why would I want to pay my bill with a bank DUE TODAY? draft? Yes, arrangements can be made with banks any- where in the United States. If you had one of BECi’s EASYPAY This service will eliminate the time and expense of postage and mailing. It would eliminate a trip to one of Can I have both Budget Billing and Bank plans, your bill would already be our offices or paystations if you pay in person. Busy Drafts? people on the go and retired people who travel find paid. this service convenient. Yes, it is an excellent idea to use this combination. It will minimize the monthly variation in the bank BECi’s EASYPAY plans are a con- How do I know the drafts. amount of the check or venient way for members to pay how much electricity I Budget Billing their electric bill each month with- used? This program is designed to bill an amount equal out the hassle of writing a check, You will continue to to the monthly average and avoid seasonal peaks and valleys in electric bills. It does not reduce the receive a statement each mailing an envelope, buying a month. The statement total annual billing, but will smooth out the monthly variations and help members fit the elec- stamp or coming to our office. It has the amount of the tric bill in your monthly budget. draft, the energy used for the month, and a notation of guarantees that your bill will al- the bank draft payment. Your bank statement will also FAQ ways be paid on time even if you report the amount of all drafts. Will BECi continue to read my meter each month? go out of town, misplace your bill When are the funds drawn out of my account? Yes. or just forget to pay it. The draft will be drawn on the due date shown on the bill. If the date falls on a weekend or holiday, the draft Will my bill be the same amount each month? BECi’s EASYPAY plans are con- will be scheduled on the first preceding business day. For example, if the due date is on Saturday or Sunday Yes. The bill will be the same amount for 11 venient, easy, and cost you the draft will take place on Friday. months. On the 12th month, you will settle the account to a zero balance. The account will then nothing, so sign up today! Are there qualifications and how do I get started? be set up for the next year with a new average. You must have a bank account that allows drafts. If the billed amount is the same each month, *Secure *Password Protected Forms can be obtained from any of the three BECi offices. BECi must receive the customer’s completed how will I know the actual electric usage each month? *Convenient *Posted Immedi- form and voided check. Once the account has a zero balance, the account will be coded as a bank draft. Even though you will pay the same dollar amount ately *Fast and Efficient each month, the monthly statement will identify Can you draft my credit card instead of my bank the actual energy usage in kWh and dollars. account? For more information: How do I qualify? Yes. Complete the same form as referenced in the 337-463-6221 • 800-367-0275 prior question with the necessary information. BECi This program is available to all BECi residential will make electric bill payment with the credit card members with at least a twelve month history at www.beci.org each month as if you had come into the office. his/her present location.