August 29, 2011 9:10
In light of the damage caused by Hurricane Irene, we remind you to beware of fraudulent emails and websites purporting to conduct charitable relief efforts. To learn more about avoiding online fraud, please see "Tips on Avoiding Fraudulent Charitable Contribution Schemes".
August 4, 2011 9:12
On August 10, 2011 we completed an upgrade and the link to access Personal BillPay is now inside Online Banking. That's why the link on the left has been removed. Business BillPay will remain unchanged at this time.
- You will need to log on to Online Banking to use CheckFree BillPay. There will no longer be a link on boaa.com to access CheckFree. Bookmarked links will not work either. Once you are logged into Online Banking, select CheckFree from the menu at the top. You will no longer need a separate username and password to sign into CheckFree BillPay. The functionality will remain the same for making payments and editing biller information. You will be able to view online billing statements within CheckFree.
- The first time you click on CheckFree from within Online Banking, you will be asked to accept the Terms & Conditions before proceeding.
- There will be two new options with the single sign-on version of CheckFree BillPay. First is the ability to pay people directly, referred to as Zash Pay. This will allow you to electronically send and receive money to your personal payees (domestic) in as little as one business day. A small fee will be charged for each transaction. The second is the ability to send payments with next day delivery. There is an additional fee for this service.
We hope you will enjoy the benefits of a single sign-on to CheckFree BillPay through Online Banking.
Please contact our Electronic Banking team at 734-761-9048 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
August 2, 2011 3:42
Effective August 15, 2011, all Social Security offices in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Chesterfield, Dearborn, Fort Gratiot, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Inkster, Livonia, Monroe, Roseville, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, Pontiac, Royal Oak, Farmington Hills and Wyandotte, encompassing all of Southeast Michigan, will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30pm – a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday.
While agency employees will continue to work their regular hours, this shorter public window will allow them to complete face-to-face service with the visiting public without incurring the cost of overtime. Congress provided Social Security with nearly $1 billion less than the President requested for the budget this fiscal year, which makes it impossible for the agency to provide the amount of overtime needed to handle service to the public as we have in the past.
Most Social Security services do not require a visit to an office. For example, anyone wishing to apply for benefits, sign up for direct deposit, replace a Medicare card, obtain a proof of income letter or inform us of a change of address or telephone number may do so at www.socialsecurity.gov or by dialing our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call our TTY number, 1-800-325-0778.