Business saves 50 percent
on credit-card processing
FREQUENTLY a single service offered by Costco
has enough of a value proposition so that it alone
becomes the primary reason for joining Costco.
That was the case for Jill and Bob Beauvais, who
saw the true savings in the Elavon merchant
credit-card processing program and couldn't
afford not to become Costco members. Here's
what Jill has to say.
COURTESY OF ACCESSLINE
We were using another card-transaction provider since [our] restaurant opened in 2010. Two
Elavon reps started calling on us and became
regular customers because they like our food.
They kept telling us they could save us money, so
I finally let them look at the monthly statement
from the other provider. They took a pencil and
started circling and slashing things, and said they
could save us 50 percent off our bill. We joined
Costco and the Elavon merchant service, and,
as promised, started saving 50 percent on our
I finally let them look at the monthly statement started circling and slashing things, and said they Costco and the Elavon merchant service, and,
To learn more about our complete suite of Costco services,
click on the “Services” link at Costco.com or call toll-free 1-800-220-6000.
New phones from
provider, AccessLine, has expanded
its product line with a
complete family of phones
from industry leader Polycom.
Hub Diggity Dogs
Spartanburg, South Carolina
To learn more about credit-card processing
through Elavon, call toll-free 1-800-616-1935,
other phone systems in the industry.
Umbrella policy for broad protection
one visiting your home suffers a serious injury
that requires long-term care well beyond the
coverage of your homeowners insurance?
In those two examples, an umbrella pol-
icy could provide additional personal liability
coverage. Without that additional coverage,
you might have to liquidate your assets or
investments in order to cover the liability
costs that exceed the coverage available
under your auto or home insurance policy.
Don't mistake an umbrella policy as something just for the very wealthy. If you own a
home and car, you have reason to consider the
extra protection an umbrella policy may provide. Prices vary, but generally umbrella policies are inexpensive. Each year more Costco
members are adding this extra protection.
To obtain a quote or review your insurance needs, call Ameriprise Auto & Home
Insurance at 1-888-404-5365. Select option 3.
Tax time coming fast
COSTCO NOW OFFERS a complete line of soft-ware-compatible tax forms specifically designed
for small and mid-size businesses. Are you familiar with the following forms?
■ 1099 kits for reporting miscellaneous
vendor payments of $600 or more
■ 1096 forms to summarize all 1099 forms
that are filed
■ W- 2 form to report employee wages and
salaries to federal, state and local agencies with
a copy for the employee
■ W- 3 form to print a summary of all the
W- 2 forms your company submits
These and other forms are available to
Costco members at savings of up to 50 percent
of prices elsewhere. For more information, call
toll-free 1-866-393-6045, or go to Costco.com
and search "tax season."
A PERSONAL LIABILITY umbrella policy provides an additional layer of protection that
goes beyond the liability limits of your standard auto and home insurance policies. It also
provides an added sense of security when it
comes to your assets.
What if you are involved in an auto accident and the damages exceed the limits of
your auto insurance policy? Or what if some-
Business health premium
break in Washington
IF YOU ARE a small business in the state of
Washington, now is the time to check out the
Costco Business Health Insurance program.
Due to the outstanding performance of the
program in Washington, those enrolled in the
Costco Business Health Insurance program prior
to November 11, 2011, will not be charged a premium for the month of December 2011.
To obtain a quote, call 1-800-611-9056 or
visit Costco.com and enter "WAhealth" as the