Monday, October 13, 2008

State of Kansas Saves Money with Prepaid Cards

In a move that is projected to save the state of Kansas, $300,000, they will no longer be mailing unemployment checks, and instead they will be using debit cards. The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) will be electronically be depositing money into accounts on a weekly basis, based on claimant eligibility. Jim Garner, KDOL Secretary, released this statement as reported here:

"We are catching up with how most folks do their daily financial activities, and this allows us to provide better and more efficient customer service. Benefits payments will now be delivered faster and in a convenient, secure and economical way."

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