Q: Is there a fee for credit card and ACH installments and Auto Renew?
A: There is a $20 annual fee to use installment payments for both credit card or ACH. There is no fee for Auto Renew.
Q: How is my payment amount for installments calculated?
A: The total amount on your personalized dues statement of mandatory items, any voluntary amounts selected, and the $20 fee is divided by either 4 or 12 depending on the installment plan you choose. The dates the credit card and ACH will be run and the amounts will be shown on the online screen when making this selection.
Q: What if I sign up for installments and it is after the first monthly installment date of December 10, 2018?
A: As of May 2019, there is only one installment plan offered for 2019 dues: 4 equal installments (June, July, August, September 2019).
Dues are due based on a calendar year. Installment credit card charges or ACH direct withdrawals will run on or about the 10th of the month for the 4 payment plan (December 2018, and January, February, March 2019) or 12 equal payments on or about the 10th of the month (December 2018-November 2019).
If you sign up for installments after the first installment date of December 10, your credit card or ACH will be billed for any outstanding months up to that point. For example, if you pay your dues on February 2, 2019 and select the 12 month installment option – your credit card or ACH will run immediately for the December 2018 and January 2019 payments. Then on February 10, your credit card or ACH will run beginning the cycle of monthly payments on the 10th of the remaining months.
Q: What if my credit card or bank account expires or changes?
A: Please call the KDA Membership Department at 785-272-7360 or update online.
Q: What does it mean to Auto Renew?
A: Auto Renew means that your annual membership dues, based on the calendar year, will automatically renew for the next calendar year on the credit card or bank account you submit when selecting this option. The Kansas Dental Association will send an email notice before the 2020 membership dues billing, and each subsequent year, to remind you of the Auto Renew and notify you if any dues amounts have changed.
Q: Can I Auto Renew if I make one payment or is it just for installments?
A: The options for Auto-Renew include 1 full payment, 4 equal payments on or about the 10th of the month (December 2018, January 2019, February 2019, and March 2019), or 12 equal payments on or about the 10th of the month (December 2018-November 2019).
Q: What if ADA, KDA, or district dues change next year and you are signed up for Auto Renew?
A: Your subsequent years’ dues on mandatory items will be billed at the prevailing rate for that year.
Q: How are voluntary contributions to the American Dental Political Action Committee (ADPAC), Kansas Dental Political Action Committee (KDPAC), and the Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation (KDCF) handled in Auto Renew?
A: The amounts contributed when you originally select Auto Renew will be the amounts used in subsequent years for ADPAC, KDPAC, and KDCF.
Q: What if I choose not to contribute to the American Dental Political Action Committee (ADPAC), Kansas Dental Political Action Committee (KDPAC), and the Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation (KDCF) in Auto Renew? Will these charges ever be billed to me?
A: No, If you do not select to contribute the first year of Auto Renew, you will not be charged for these voluntary items in the following years.
Q: What if I want to stop Auto Renew or change installment options?
A: Please call the Kansas Dental Association Membership Department at 785-272-7360.