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Add a New Employee to Account

Learn how to add an employee to your Discover it® Business card account.
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What is an Authorized Employee?

An Authorized Employee is a person you add to your account without an additional credit check. They'll get a card with their name on it and share your charging privileges (up to the available custom spend limit you set). The primary cardholder is responsible for all charges made on the account, including charges made by the Authorized Employee. The Authorized Employee is not responsible for making monthly payments or paying any charges

How do I set a custom spend limit on my Authorized Employee?

You can set a custom spend limit by calling customer service 1-888-DISCOVER (1-888-347-2683) or by logging in to Account Center, clicking on "Manage" and then clicking on "Manage Employees."

Will I earn rewards on purchases made by my Authorized Employee?

Yes, you will earn the same rewards on purchases made by your Authorized Employee as you do for purchases made by you.

How do I add an Authorized Employee to my Discover it® Business card account?

You can add an Authorized Employee by logging in to Account Center, clicking on "Manage" and then clicking on "Manage Employees."

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What information do I need in order to add an Authorized Employee to my Discover it® Business card account?

It is our practice to verify the identity of all users on a Discover card account. To do so, we require you to provide the first and last name, address, date of birth and social security number for all Authorized Employees added to your Discover it® Business card account.

NOTE: This information helps us better understand our customers and those who are authorized to use accounts.

Will my credit score be affected when I add an Authorized Employee to my Discover it® Business card account?

Adding a user won’t impact your credit score. However, the primary cardholder is responsible for making timely payments on the account under the account terms, including paying for charges made by the Authorized Employee.

Is there a limit to the number of employees I can add to my account?

You can add a maximum of 50 Authorized Employees to your account.

What can/can't Authorized Employees do on my account?

Authorized Employees can make purchases, report any lost or stolen cards, obtain certain account information, initiate billing disputes, request statement copies, make payments, remove themselves from the account, and inquire about fees.

Authorized Employees cannot close the Primary account, add another Authorized Employee, change the Primary or Business address, request a higher credit line on the Primary account, increase their monthly spend limit, request a lower annual percentage rate (APR), change a personal identification number (PIN), redeem rewards, or receive Account Center assistance without Primary’s permission.

Primary cardmember can designate 1 Authorized Employee who will be able to by phone access certain account information or take certain actions on the account. This person is considered an 'Account Manager'. In addition to what a regular Authorized Employee is able to do, the Account Manager is also allowed to perform the following actions by phone:

  • Activate all cards
  • Initiate disputes
  • Make travel related updates
  • Obtain balance information
  • Report lost or stolen cards
  • Review, explain and verify transactions

Primary cardmember can designate, change or remove Account Manager access by calling 1-888-DISCOVER.

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