Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits

Commuter benefits can add up to some serious tax savings. Per the IRS, you can set aside pre-tax $280 per month for transit expenses, and $280 per month for parking expenses. That’s up to $560 per month in pre-tax benefits.

Check out the Commuter Benefit Resource Guide to learn more.

UCSF Transportation contracts with Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions, a commuter benefit management company, to administer the pre-tax program through their Commuter Check Direct (CCD) website.

Requests to update your monthly contribution must be received by Edenred (benefit administrator) by the 23rd of the month, about 5 weeks prior to the date your change will be made effective.

Getting Started: Enroll Now


How To Enroll
1. Go to www.login.commuterbenefits.com and click on ‘Sign Up Now’.
2. Enter the UCSF Company ID: 1550
3. Enter your First and Last Name
4. Enter your zip code
5. Confirm your username, create a password, and click ‘Next’.
6. You are now registered! Edenred will mail you a debit Master Card that allows you to make transit- and parking-related purchases at commuter terminals.
7. Once you are logged into your commuter benefits account, click on ‘Account’ to update your mailing address. Next, click on ‘Place an Order’ to choose the amount you want to be deducted each month pre-tax from your paycheck for your anticipated transit and/or parking expenses.

A Transit Account can be used to pay for bus, ferry, train, trolley tickets, passes, vanpool fees, and rideshare (including Lyft Shared).

A Parking Account can be used to pay for parking meters, garages, and surface lots.

For more information, view instructions on how to place an order.

New employees: Please note that it may take up to 6 weeks from your hire date for Edenred to recognize you as eligible to register in the system.

 

For Current Members: How to Manage your account

How to edit the dollar amount of your monthly contribution
1. Login to you commuter benefits account: www.login.commuterbenefits.com
2. Locate your pending October order on the dashboard
3. Under Options click “Edit Order”
4. Enter a new dollar amount

How to opt-out of an upcoming month
1. Login to your commuter benefits account: www.login.commuterbenefits.com
2. Locate your pending order on the dashboard
3. Under Options click “Edit Order”
4. Under the question “Are there any months you do not need this order?”, select the month(s) you need to opt-out of. Any month you select will be skipped over and not processed.

Any unused funds will roll over each month.

 

Ways to Use your Pre-Tax Benefit Dollars

What are the different types of commuting expenses covered?

Transit Account:
• Bus, ferry, train, trolley tickets, and passes
• Vanpool fees
• Rideshare (including Lyft Shared)

Parking Account:
• Parking meters, garages, and surface lots

Your pre-tax payroll deductions are placed on a debit MasterCard that allows you to make transit- and parking-related purchases at commuter terminals where debit MasterCard is accepted.

Guidelines, Instructions & Frequently Asked Questions

How Commuter Benefits Work from Commuter Benefit Solutions on Vimeo.

Getting Started/Why Should I Enroll?
Commuter Benefits Tax Savings Calculator
FAQ

If you have any questions, visit Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions at www.login.commuterbenefits.com, call Customer Service (Monday-Friday 8am-8pm EST) 888-235-9223, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For more information, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 415.476.1511.