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Commuter benefits

Getting to work can be simple and rewarding

Commuting to work each day can be expensive. A commuter benefit program can help employees save money on commuting costs and offers the convenience of home delivery of orders.
Commuter benefit plans help reduce commuting costs by allowing employees to pay for eligible expenses with pre-tax dollars. Employees can set aside up to $540 each month ($270 for transit and $270 for parking) toward eligible commuter expenses.

Eligible commuting methods and expenses

  • Train
  • Bus
  • Commuter/light rail
  • Vanpooling
  • Ferry and boat
  • Shuttle bus
  • Parking at the commute site (e.g., train station or your work site)

Ineligible expenses

  • Mileage
  • Tolls
  • Fuel
  • Business travel expenses
  • Auto maintenance
  • Expenses reimbursed from other sources
  • Bicycle expenses


Greater flexibility

With a wide variety of flexible transit and parking options in all 50 states and in more than 350 metro areas, HealthEquity Commuter Benefits make it simple for your employees to get to work. Our commuter programs include a parking catalog with more than 5,900 selectable locations and transit products from more than 660 transit operators covering every major metropolitan area.

Our flexible parking option supports subsidies at the corporate, regional, and employee level and can accommodate unique arrangements for employers and office locations. There is even a waiting list feature that can be used at locations where available parking spaces are hard to come by.

Convenient and easy to use

Your company can drive up enrollment by providing commuter benefits that are easy and convenient for employees to understand, access and use. HealthEquity makes it simple for your employees to pay for eligible transit and parking services. All our payment and reimbursement features are synchronized to deliver accurate, real-time account information, including:

  • HealthEquity® Commuter Card
    Employees can use this card just like a debit card wherever they pay for transit and parking. Just swipe and go. Additionally, employees decide how much money to load onto their cards, which is available for use on the same day as the payroll cycle.
  • Smart Cards
    HealthEquity Commuter Account contributions are loaded directly onto transit agency smart cards where available.
  • Buy My Pass
    Employees identify which transit agency or vanpool provider to buy from, and have the pass delivered to their home.
  • Pay My Provider
    Employees can access their accounts online and fill out a simple form to pay transit agencies or parking providers without receipts or claims forms.
  • Pay Me Back
    Commuter funds can be deposited directly to a checking account. A check may also be mailed to reimburse the individual for expenses. Certain conditions apply.

Easy to administer

HealthEquity streamlines your commuter benefits by integrating with your payroll management, tax compliance and employee enrollment functions. We ensure compliance with the latest IRS regulations and remove this burden from employers. Our products are easy to use and manage. It’s a win-win for everyone.

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