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Rob McCord, State Treasurer

 

Government has an obligation to operate and offer services in the most efficient manner possible, but that doesn’t mean we should penalize the people we’re trying to serve. Working with Chase, we’ve developed a national model for how to pay benefits via a debit card in a way that does not ‘nickel and dime’ recipients with high fees and excessive transaction costs. Instead, workers who have earned benefits – and need those dollars to get through hard times – will have more resources to survive and support their families. I want every Pennsylvanian to have a shot at economic security. That requires access to fair and sound financial products, which is exactly what we’re providing with this new debit card program.

Rob McCord, State Treasurer

 

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Important Note:

On December 4, 2013, the department was informed by JPMorgan Chase, the company that handles Pennsylvania's UC and SWIF debit cards, that personal information of some debit cardholders may have been viewed improperly on its UCard website. This could affect cardholders who used the website between mid-July and mid-September. JPMorgan Chase has found no evidence that any personal information or any account has been used improperly and they continue to monitor the situation.

On December 13, 2013, JPMorgan Chase notified at-risk cardholders of the situation by an email sent from: noreply@efs-jpmorgan.chase.com. Treasury encourages you to accept Chase’s offer of two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft insurance, which is described in the email.

In light of the increasing number of breaches of identity and credit information security, Treasury reminds cardholders that one effective way to protect yourself is by monitoring all your account balances and account activity records closely and frequently.  If you have any concerns about the security or safety of your Chase debit card, you should call this special number – (866) 849-5255 – and speak to a Chase service representative, who can review whether obtaining a replacement Chase card makes sense for you.

Program Highlights

  • Free withdrawals at over 3,800 ATMs in Pennsylvania,
  • Free online bill pay
  • Free unlimited balance inquiries at in- and out-of-network ATMs
  • Free smartphone app to locate in-network ATMs. 
  • $5.2 million in savings to cardholders


You have access to a dedicated website and mobile apps for Androids and iPhones to help you locate the nearest fee-free ATMs from the over 3,800 ATMs in Pennsylvania or 83,000 nationwide. Click below to learn more.

You have access to free online bill pay services with your card. Log into your account at www.ucard.chase.com to learn more.

You are able to make transfers from your debit card to your personal account without a fee. Log into your account at www.ucard.chase.com to learn more.

MoneyPass and Allpoint ATMs are typically located in establishments you already frequent, such as grocery stores, gas stations, and pharmacies. Popular locations in Pennsylvania include 7-Eleven, CVS, Dunkin Donuts, Get-Go, Hess, Rite Aid, Sheetz, Sunoco, Target, and WaWa.


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