The State of Kansas has partnered with Skylight to offer the Skylight ATM/Debit Card. The Skylight Card is an FDIC insured ATM/Debit based bank account in which pay can be deposited. Once deposited, money can be accessed immediately at VISA-member banks and ATM's nationwide. Also, the Skylight ATM Card can be used to make purchases at any retail location where PIN and signature-based debit card transactions are accepted. Best of all, it is a personal bank account and monthly statements listing all account activity will be available for the employee.
The program includes issuing "Instant Issue Card Packs" provided by Skylight. The paycard will be included in these card packs. The agencies/employee will access an on-line enrollment on the Skylight website and enter card information and necessary employee information. When saved the account will be registered with Skylight, the employee will have an account number, a voided check will print out for the agency to use to complete our direct deposit form which they will then enter in SHARP (or Regents) and an authorization form will print that the employee will sign and the agency will forward to Skylight Financial. The employee will follow the instructions on the card to establish a PIN prior to the first deposit. The paycard will be activated with the first direct deposit.
Employees can access their pay in multiple ways. See Cardholder Fee Summary for details (.pdf). All accounts are individual FDIC bank accounts and can be used for credit references and other deposits. The paycard is portable. That is, if the employee leaves state employment the card goes with them and they can continue to use it with another employer. State of Kansas has no liability or costs associated with this Program.