Automated Installment Plan (AIP) Frequently Asked Questions
Attention NYSBA members: you can enroll in the Association’s
Automated Installment Plan (AIP). The AIP is designed to provide you
with an easy, convenient and highly secure, paper-free alternative to
help pay your membership dues.
Q: What is the Automated Installment Plan (AIP)?
A: AIP allows you to pay your dues in up to four (4) monthly
installments, directly debited from your credit card account: 1, 2, 3 or
4 payments on or about the 25th of the relative month(s). All
installment payments must be completed by August 25, 2013. Those opting
into the installment payment program in May, June, July or August of the
current year may have their payments consolidated and accelerated to
meet this requirement. The AIP payment process automatically
renews each year, freeing you from having to resubmit your payment
information each year.
Q: Who can sign up for AIP?
A: Individual NYSBA members who are responsible for paying their own
membership fees can use AIP.
Q: What are the benefits of AIP?
A: Save time. Go green. No checks to write; no payments to mail; no
late payments; no disruption in your membership. Also, breaking up your
payments over a two or three month period may be easier on your
Q: How do I sign up for AIP?
A: The following AIP enrollment options are available:
1) Go to www.nysba.org/AIP and download the AIP
Enrollment Form (PDF), or contact NYSBA’s State Bar Service Center
at 800.582.2452/518.463.3200 to request a form. Return with your
signature to: State Bar Service Center, One Elk Street, Albany, NY
12207, or fax to 518.463.5993.
2) AIP enrollment forms are included on the back of annual membership
invoices and may be submitted in the return envelope provided.
3) Current NYSBA members may log into their record during the dues
renewal season and enroll by credit card online by selecting
“Option 2” on the membership renewal page.
Q: How will I know when a payment is made or how much was paid?
Will I get an invoice?
A: NYSBA will send you a notice of your payment deduction.
Deductions also appear on your monthly account statements. If any of
these dates fall on a holiday, the money is deducted on the previous
NOTE: All installment payments must be completed by August 25, 2013.
Those opting into the installment payment program in May, June, July or
August of the current year may have their payments consolidated and
accelerated to meet this requirement.
Q: How do I change or update my AIP account?
A: To update your account information or preferences, please
contact NYSBA’s State Bar Service Center at
800.582.2452/518.463.3200, fax 518.463.5993, or submit an AIP Change Request Form.
Q: How do I reconcile any problems I may have with
A: Please call NYSBA’s State Bar Service Center at
800.582.2452/518.463.3200, or the Accounting Department at
Q: What if I don’t have enough money in my account when
AIP is posted to my account?
A: You are obligated to have enough money in your account to make AIP
payments, just as you must have funds in an account to cover a
check. If you do not have enough money in an account, your
financial institution can return the transaction, and charge returned
Q: How do I cancel AIP?
A: Simply download the cancellation form at www.nysba.org/AIP, or send your cancellation
in writing to: NYSBA, State Bar Service Center, One Elk Street, Albany,
NY 12207, or fax: 518.487.5758.
Q: How long does AIP continue?
A: AIP continues every year, so you will not need to resubmit your
account information each year. You will receive pre-notification before
each annual renewal period. AIP only ends when express cancellation is
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