Leading Payroll Company Counting on LifeLock Identity Theft Protection

Nothing puts a damper on a pay-day celebration like finding out that the dollars on your pay stub have been stolen along with your identity. Although tiny in size, your pay stub is can be pretty valuable in the hands of a criminal. Personal information printed on your check, such as your full name, address and Social Security Number, are key pieces that a thief needs to steal your identity.

Customers and employees of Phoenix-based AmCheck, a leading payroll processing company, can now take advantage of an identity theft protection offering as a result of a partnership announced today between the company and LifeLock┬«. With more than 1,500 clients that service more than 200,000 employees, AmCheck has added LifeLock’s services to its list of human resource benefits, giving clients and employees the opportunity to take advantage of LifeLock’s proactive identity theft protection package at a discounted rate.

“Identity theft criminals will take advantage of any avenue they can find to take over a person’s identity,” says LifeLock CEO Todd Davis. “A few weeks ago I was in the park with my family and found a piece of paper on the ground. It was someone’s pay stub that included all the information I would have needed to cause great harm to that individual. Though it may have been in trash or just lost to the wind, this important information was lost for anyone to use. It’s because this simple mistake could have cost someone dearly, that we stress the importance of placing layers of protection. This should be a tremendous partnership to spread that vital message.”

As the industry leader in identity theft protection, LifeLock requests on behalf of its clients that the national credit bureaus place fraud alerts on its members’ credit files, and requests that members’ names be removed from pre-approved credit card offer and junk mail lists. Members are also entitled to LifeLock’s WalletLock, eRecon and TrueAddress services. WalletLock works to cancel and replace all documents and personal identifying information inside a wallet if it is lost or stolen. eRecon is a regular patrol of the Internet in search of social security numbers, credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers and email addresses of LifeLock members to protect against the information being illegally traded or sold online. LifeLock’s TrueAddress service searches to see if members have had a change of address form filed and alert them to ensure they are aware of the change. The company’s services are backed by a $1 million total service guarantee.

“Working in the payroll industry, we understand how crucial it is to devote the utmost attention to people’s personal information, and that’s why we are thrilled to partner with LifeLock,” says AmCheck CEO Dean Lucente. “We strive to offer our customers the best service, and by helping our employers and their employees to protect their identities, we are further setting AmCheck apart from its competitors in the payroll industry.”

Identity theft has become the number-one crime in the nation, passing up drug trafficking, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. In 2007, the fast growing crime costs residents of Arizona $31.2 million and also giving the state the number one title in the nation as the worst in identity theft reported cases, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

About LifeLock

Founded in 2005, LifeLock works to close many of the doors identity thieves go through to misuse personal information. Closing in on 1.5 million members, LifeLock has earned multiple awards, including the Red Herring 100 Global Award as one of the Top 100 start-ups in the world. LifeLock was the recipient of two American Business Awards for advertising in 2008, and most recently, garnered an additional award honor for advertising from the International Business Awards. LifeLock representatives are available to assist members 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the company’s secure facility in Tempe, Ariz. LifeLock lifelock.com) is a private company backed by Goldman Sachs, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, as well as Bessemer Venture Partners.

About AmCheck

AmCheck is a national provider of Payroll Services, ASO Services and Professional Employer Organization (PEO) services. Launched in Phoenix in 1996, the company is one of the country’s largest independent Payroll Service Bureaus, serving thousands of clients, and managing every aspect of payroll, taxes, employee benefits, pension plans and worker’s compensation. In 2001, the company expanded its reach nationally by opening offices in other states. Today, AmCheck is a leader in Web-based payroll technology, and is recognized for its skill in harnessing and applying the latest technologies in order to improve clients’ internal and external processes.

Case Study – Billing Statements Garners Better Business

Consider the story of Banner Health, a non-profit healthcare system with twenty locations in seven different states. For years, Banner had been providing services and excellent patient care that made a positive difference in people’s lives.

Consider this case study of Banner Health, a non-profit healthcare system with numerous locations in seven different states. For years, Banner had been providing services and excellent patient care that made a positive impact in people’s lives. As patients grew more familiar with technology in their everyday lives, clients began requesting easier ways to pay their bills and keep track of their billing statements. While Banner’s staff service was already excellent, customers wanted to the ability to view bills online, make payments online 24 hours a day, and easily reconcile issues or other concerns with their statements.

To fulfill these needs and improve the customer experience, Banner Health implemented an online bill presentment and payment solution that let customers to receive, view and pay their bills online. The entire invoicing process was streamlined while still retaining the offline options for customers who preferred printed documents. The result: Banner Health immediately began receiving increased cash payments in less time and recovering bad debt while reducing postage and labor costs. In the first year, Banner saved $40,000.

Online billing statements, secure online payment solutions and electronic referencing for pertinent client information can greatly improve your business, too. If you are an established business looking to offer your invoicing online or a startup looking to start out on the right foot, billing outsourcing may be the key to unlocking your business’ earning potential. As your business grows and your clients begin expecting easier options for managing their bills, an outsourced billing system can vastly improve the effectiveness of your company which translates into less time wasted on clerical and administrative tasks and more time that can be devoted to improving your business and delivering the quality service that your clients expect.

Providing safe, convenient and timely customer service is essential to harboring repeat business and positive customer interaction. Too many opportunities are lost to inefficient filing and invoicing systems that leave customers waiting on the line and administrative professionals tied up with unnecessary work. Having the ability to quickly rectify any customer issues and immediately respond to client requests will distinguish your company from the competition and encourage enthusiastic word-of-mouth recommendations as well. To take advantage of this, partner with a billing outsourcing firm that can work to implement a system that streamlines both your client’s experience as well as your staff’s daily responsibilities.