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Commuter Spending Accounts
A Commuter Spending Account (CSA) is an employee benefit program that allows you to set aside money on a pre-tax basis to pay for certain expenses you incur traveling to and from work. With a CSA, you save on taxes while you pay for eligible expenses.
U.S. employees who work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to participate.
Depending on your commuting preferences, one or both of the following CSAs may appeal to you:
*Only parking expenses incurred while you are a Veritas employee will be eligible for reimbursement.
Enrollment/Place an Order
There is no set enrollment period for the commuter savings account. However, you must place your transit/parking order by the 10th of the month to receive it for the following month. Example: to enroll for June you must complete your order by May 10.
To enroll in a Commuter Spending Account:
Transportation Spending Account
If you ride public transportation to work, WageWorks has several convenient options for you to receive your passes, tickets, smart cards, or other fare media.Home Delivery
When you order your monthly passes or tickets for public transportation through WageWorks, you can enjoy the convenience of automatic home delivery every month.
WageWorks will mail your pass in a plain business envelope, so be careful not to mistake it for junk mail. The exact date of delivery may vary depending on your transit agency and the U.S. Mail. If it still hasn’t come by the first business day of the benefit month, call WageWorks as soon as possible (no later than the third business day of the month) at 1-800-295-5656.
If you order a smart card, WageWorks will reload your account in the amount of your order before the start of each commute month.
WageWorks Commuter Card
If you ordered a WageWorks Commuter Card, use it to pay for your eligible commuting expenses.
Funds from each month’s order will become available through your card on the 20th of the month before the benefit month (e.g. June 20th for July benefit month). You can check your balance anytime by logging into your account.
All other program related eligibility rules apply, as well as some card-specific requirements. See the information that came with your WageWorks Commuter Card for more information, or check veritas.mercerbenefitscentral.com (from the menu, click the Savings link under Voluntary Benefits).
If you do not set up a recurring order, you will need to access the website prior to the 10th of each month to order the transit pass for the following month. Note that the Long Island Rail Road in New York and Metro North in New York both require sign up by the 4th of the month to participate for the following month.
If you park near where you work, or near where you board public transit you take to work, you have several ways to pay for your parking through WageWorks.
Pay My Parking
This is the standard monthly option. WageWorks will pay your parking provider on your behalf in time for the start of each order month. This works well if you pay for a monthly parking space or permit.
WageWorks Commuter Card
If you pay for your parking with a debit or credit card, consider using the Commuter Card instead. This is a stored value card that works like a credit card at parking operators that accept them.
Pay Me Back
If you don't pay on a monthly basis, or your parking garage doesn't accept cards, select this option. Park, pay, and then use Pay Me Back to get reimbursed.
Here’s how to use Pay Me Back: