Tufts’ Commuter Benefit Program allows you to set aside funds on a pre-tax and post-tax basis for transit and parking expenses. To participate in this program, you must be a benefits-eligible employee*. The IRS allows this pre-tax or post-tax benefit only for employees who use parking or mass transit related to commuting to their workplace. If you are currently working exclusively from home and not commuting to one of our four campuses to work, you are not eligible for the commuter benefit at this time. However, you may enroll in this benefit if you start working on one of our four campuses in the future.
Once you enroll in the commuter benefit, you will receive an EBPA benefits debit card to pay for certain commuting costs through pre-tax payroll deductions. This benefit is sponsored by the university and administered by EBPA.
Once enrolled, you can use your commuter benefit in one of two ways:
- You can use the debit card to cover the cost of eligible transit passes and parking expenses.
- Or, you can purchase a transit pass or pay for parking directly and file for reimbursement through EBPA.
Want to learn more? Visit https://access.tufts.edu/commuter-benefits for information about how to enroll, travel subsidy, monthly pretax limits and more!
*Postdoctoral Scholars must have a valid social security number in order to participate in this benefit program.