Commuter Benefit Program 2017
The commuter Benefits Program is sponsored by Tufts University and administered by EBPA. This program provides benefit eligible employees the ability to pay for eligible commuting costs using the EBPA benefit debit card funded through pre- tax payroll deductions.
Once enrolled,the commuter benefit can be used in one of two ways. Employees can use the debit card as a payment source to purchase an eligible transit passes and/or pay for parking expenses for the month. Alternatively, an employee can purchase a transit pass or pay for parking directly out of pocket and then file for reimbursement through EBPA.
Boston and Fenway Campus employee’s receive a transit subsidy as an incentive to use public transportation due to restricted parking in Boston. The subsidy is reflected in your payroll deduction and applied to the pre-tax amount of your commuter transit election. The subsidy is 25% up to a maximum of $40.00 per month.
Pre-Tax Monthly Limits
The Internal Revenue Service limits for Commuter Benefits (Transit and Parking) for 2017 are as follows:
- Parking Pre-Tax Limit – $255 per month
- Transit/Vanpool Pre-Tax Limit – $255 per month
Enroll online at http://www.ebpabenefits.com/ by the 4th of the month for commuter for the following month. Enrollments will be recurring on a month-to-month basis until a change or cancellation is made to the election on the EBPA website. NOTE: If an employee’s hire date (or newly benefit eligible date) is after the 20th of the month, enrollment by the next 4th of the month depends on the completion of the new hire processing.
Commuter Benefit program – contact EBPA at 800-258-7298 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST) or http://www.ebpabenefits.com/.
MBTA: 617-222-3200 (Monday- Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m). or http://www.mbta.com/.
General Questions: contact Tufts Support Services at 617-627-7000 or https://tuftstss.force.com/ with any general questions about this program or commuter payroll deductions.