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Dues FAQs

The American Urological Association (AUA) is committed to providing a range of payment options and programs to accommodate your needs, to include both individual and group billing options for dues payment. Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that may assist you in learning more about the dues process. If you are unable to find the answer to your question or require additional information, please contact us for assistance.

Individual Billing

Q.When are my 2014 membership dues actually due?
A.Dues payments are to be received by the AUA prior to January 1 of the dues billing year. Dues received after the deadline are assessed a 10 percent late fee.

Q.Can I pay my dues by credit card?
A.Yes, the AUA accepts payments by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Q.How can I submit payment for my dues?
A.For your convenience, the AUA offers several payment options:

Mail

You can mail a copy of your invoice with credit card information to our headquarters office:

AUA Member Services Department
1000 Corporate Boulevard
Linthicum, MD 21090

If you are sending in a check please make it payable to the American Urological Association , include your AUA ID#, and mail it to our P.O. Box:

American Urological Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 79165
Baltimore, MD 21279-0165

Phone

Credit card payments can be processed over the phone by contacting a representative in the AUA Member Services department at 410-689-3933.

Online

You can submit your online payment via credit card. You will need your AUA ID# and password to access this area.

Q.Why is there an additional charge for $100 from the Urology Care Foundation listed on my invoice?
A.Urologic research is an important part of advancing all facets of urologic patient care. To make it easy for our members to support this important cause, an optional $100 donation has been added to the dues renewal invoice. The Urology Care Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and its IRS EIN number is 20-3210212. All donations to the Urology Care Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. If you are paying your dues online, you may adjust or delete the amount on the donation line item before submitting your payment. If you are mailing or faxing your dues invoice, you may make adjustments by hand and calculate a new total on the invoice.

Q.Can I sign up for automatic payment of my membership dues?
A.Yes, the Automatic Dues Renewal Program allows the AUA to keep a record of your credit card information and charge the applicable membership fees to that credit card each year on or around the renewal date of your membership. This service is a benefit to you so that you may easily retain your membership status yearly by automatically paying, and avoiding the hassle of waiting for an invoice to make a payment. Please note that we will contact you each year before charging your card for verification purposes. You can enroll in the Automatic Dues Renewal Program online or by contacting the AUA Member Services Department at 410-689-3933 or membership@AUAnet.org.

Q.When will I receive my invoice?
A.You will receive three hard copy invoices in the mail; the first one will arrive late October. In addition, you will also receive several reminder emails. We ask that you help us in our efforts to conserve paper and reduce duplicate mailings by renewing your dues upon receipt of the initial invoice mailed in late October. If you are not receiving your invoices, please contact the Member Services Department immediately as we may need to update your mailing address. Please see the chart below for the dues invoice schedule.

Membership Dues/Renewal Timeline

August/September Look for the Early-Bird reminders in the AUA NetNews Early Bird e-mail arriving in your In Box
October AUA NetNews reminder 1st Hard Copy invoice mailed
November 2nd e-mail renewal reminder AUA NetNews reminder
December 2nd Hard Copy invoice Mailed
January 3rd e-mail renewal reminder 3rd Hard copy invoice mailed with 10% late fee assessed
February 4th e-mail notice of JU suspension AUA NetNews notice
March Final e-mail renewal reminder AUA NetNews notice Final invoice available upon request

Q.Why shouldn't I send correspondence with my payment?
A.If you use the return envelope enclosed with your invoice, your payment is mailed to a P.O. Box used by our bank. Correspondence mailed to the P.O. Box address eventually reaches our office, but it may take several weeks for it to arrive at the Member Services Department. Therefore, it is important to mail your correspondence, especially time-sensitive requests, to our office address: AUA Member Services Department, 1000 Corporate Boulevard, Linthicum, MD 21090, U.S.A. You may also call the AUA Member Services Department at 410-689-3933, or email membership@AUAnet.org for further questions and concerns.

Q.Can I deduct The Journal of Urology® or any of the allocations from my dues payment?
A.No, the dues amount billed is a fixed amount in accordance with your membership category, and thus, has to be paid in full to retain membership. However Allied and Affiliate members may deduct The Journal of Urology® because it is an optional purchase, however, their dues are still $155 dollars annually.

Q.Are my AUA Section dues included with my AUA dues payment?
A.AUA Active and Associate members will receive a separate invoice from their Section except for AUA Active and Associate members of the North Central, Northeastern and New York Sections, whose members' dues will be billed along with their AUA dues in 2014.

Q.Do I qualify for a dues reduction or exemption?
A.Review the requirements for a dues reduction or exemption to see if you qualify.

Q.Does the AUA offer group billing to practices?
A.Yes, the AUA offers group billing to urology residency programs and medical practices. This option can be beneficial to residency programs and practices by saving the office staff time, streamlining efforts, and ensuring that there are no interruptions or lapse in membership. Each member is conveniently listed on a consolidated invoice and you only have to submit one combined payment. If you would like to enroll in the group billing program, please contact the AUA Member Services Department at 410-689-3933 or membership@AUAnet.org.

Q.I have been paying dues as a Candidate or Fast Track Associate member. Why have they recently been increased to $438?
A.Both Candidate and Fast-Track Associate Members' dues are discounted for up to three years following the completion of residency. Once you have passed the three-year mark, dues are no longer discounted and you pay the same rate as Active and Associate Members.

Q.Can I register for the Annual Meeting before renewing my membership?
A.Yes, but you will need to pay your membership dues prior to receiving your registration credentials.

Group Billing

Q.How do I enroll in the group billing program?
A.The AUA offers group billing for both residency programs and medical practices. Open enrollment for residency programs begins in May and in August for medical practices. You will receive an email notification asking if you would like to participate in the group billing program, at which time you can sign up for this program.

Q.When is my 2014 group billing invoice due?
A.Dues payments for everyone in your group are to be received by the AUA prior to January 1 of the dues billing year. Dues received after the deadline are assessed a 10 percent late fee per member.

Q.Can I pay the group invoice by credit card?
A.Yes, the AUA accepts payments by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Q.How can I submit payment for the group invoice?
A.For your convenience, the AUA offers several payment options:

Mail

You can mail a copy of your invoice with credit card information to our headquarters office:

AUA Member Services Department
1000 Corporate Boulevard
Linthicum, MD 21090

If you are sending in a check please make it payable to the American Urological Association, and mail it to our P.O. Box:

American Urological Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 79165
Baltimore, MD 21279-0165

Phone

Credit card payments can be processed over the phone by contacting a representative in the AUA Member Services department at 410-689-3933.

Online

You can submit your online payment via credit card. You will need your AUA ID# and password to access this area.

Q.Why shouldn't I send correspondence with my group invoice payment?
A.If you use the return envelope enclosed with your invoice, your payment is actually mailed to a P.O. Box used by our bank. Correspondence mailed to the P.O. Box address eventually reaches our office, but it may take several weeks for it to arrive at the Member Services Department. Therefore, it is important to mail your correspondence, especially time sensitive requests, to our office address: AUA Member Services Department, 1000 Corporate Boulevard, Linthicum, MD 21090, U.S.A. You may also call the AUA Member Services Department at 410-689-3933, or email membership@AUAnet.org with any questions and concerns.

Q.Are AUA Section dues included on my group invoice?
A.No, AUA Section members will receive a separate invoice from their Section. The only exceptions are the North Central, Northeastern and New York Sections, whose members' dues will be billed along with their AUA dues in 2014.

 

Payment Options

Renew Your Membership

The American Urological Association (AUA) is committed to providing a range of payment options to accommodate your preferences for submitting your annual AUA membership dues. Below is a list of ways to ensure your dues are paid on time.

Traditional Payment Options:

  • OnlineLog in to see if you have an account balance. If so, it is quick, easy and secure to pay through the AUA website.
  • Phone – 410 689-3933
  • Wire Transfer (contact us by phone for instructions)
  • Fax – 410 689-3939
  • Mail to the AUA Post Office Box:
    American Urological Association, Inc.
    P.O. Box 79165
    Baltimore, MD 21279-0165

Alternative Payment Options:

If you have any questions contact the AUA Member Services Department at 410-689-3933 or via email to membership@AUAnet.org.

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