American Express Employee Cards Now Require Activation
American Express usually offers bonuses for adding employee cards to business credit card accounts. Although these offers are not as good as they used to be, they are still easy bonuses, especially since you don’t have to use the employees social security number right away.
But now it looks like there’s a change on how these cards function. Employee cards are no longer coming pre-activated in the mail as they used to. And now, when you try and use them you get email telling you that they need to be activated.
In order to activate employee cards, you need to call and provide the following information:
- Social Security Number
- Date of Birth
Previously, you had up to 60 days to provide this information, but you could use the card during that period with no issues. Now you need to provide SSN and other info in order to start using the card. I’m not sure if this is the case for all new employee cards, or just for select few.