Insurance companies tend to send a lot of paper… policy documents, notices, billing statements, endorsements, the list goes on. While these are very important, they don’t always have to be in paper form. There can be an alternative way to receive insurance documents, and if you’re the type of person who prefers to open your mail from your inbox rather than your mailbox…you’ll love paperless options.
Managing your insurance documents doesn’t have to be cumbersome and complicated. Simplify your life and sign up for our paperless options.
What does paperless mean?
The term “paperless” is typically used when information is provided electronically instead of by paper. So receiving an email instead of getting a paper document in the mail, is an example of a paperless transaction.
What are the benefits of going paperless?
Paperless is a personal preference, but a few benefits of choosing electronic documents over paper include:
Before you can opt-in to paperless billing and/or paperless documents, you must create a MyAlfa account and register your policy(ies) online.
Better for the environment – Statistics show that Americans use an average of 680 pounds of paper per person per year. Wow! That’s a lot of paper. Going paperless reduces paper consumption and can benefit the environment.
Convenient access to your documents – Having your documents electronically means you can view them anytime anywhere. Your documents will be stored in your MyAlfa® account online in your personalized document center. It’s possible that you’ll receive paperless documents quicker than you would receive paper documents, as well.
Less mail in your home – We all have an area in our home where we just sort of stash things until we make time to deal with them. Chances are there’s probably some insurance papers in that stash. Paperless allows you to limit the paper inside your home.
Security – Stolen paper bills and important documents have led to many cases of identity theft. Electronic bills allow you to better control your information, because they are usually encrypted and/or password protected.
To create a MyAlfa account and register policies:
1. Visit www.alfainsurance.com/registration
2. With your member/customer number and policy number(s) handy, follow the prompts on the screen to create your account and register your policies.
How to go paperless?
There are two ways to go paperless with Alfa®.
Opting into paperless billing will allow you to no longer receive your insurance bills in the mail. You will receive an email when your insurance bill is ready for payment.
How to sign up for paperless billing:
- Log into your MyAlfa account
- Click on Payment Center
- Each policy will have a paperless toggle. Click the toggle to “yes” to opt-in to paperless billing for each desired policy.
At this time, paperless documents are only available for personal auto policies. Opting into paperless documents means you will no longer receive policy documents in the mail. You will receive an email when a new document is ready for viewing or downloading in your MyAlfa account.
How to sign up for paperless documents:
- Log in to your MyAlfa account at AlfaInsurance.com or in the Alfa2Go®
- Click Settings in the gray bar at the top of the screen
- Click the Paperless Preferences tab
- Click the toggle to “on” to opt-in to paperless documents.
What to expect when you sign up for paperless?
When a new document is ready for you to view, you will receive an email notifying you. Clicking the link in the email or logging in to your MyAlfa account will allow you to view your electronic document.
Are paperless billing and paperless documents safe?
As always, our priority is to keep your personal information secure and safe. Paperless billing and documents are a safe way to receive your billing and policy documents. Even if you choose not to sign up for paperless billing, you can still pay your bill online via our payment center.