This account can make your ride to work a little easier by:
Reducing your taxable income
Saving you money on transit and parking expenses
Giving you convenient access to your funds
How It Works
A commuter account gives you the flexibility to use pre-tax funds in a smart way. You can decide how much money to contribute for the year when you enroll. This money is deducted evenly from pre-tax payroll deductions and placed into your account. The IRS does set a maximum contribution, however.
How Commuter Accounts Work
Your monthly balance will carry over into the next month, allowing you to make adjustments as needed. You can use this money for qualifying expenses to and from work.
Pay for transit passes, tokens, fair cards, and other ways to use mass transit.
Pay for your work-related parking expenses, including meters, garages and lots.
If a vehicle meets certain criteria, then your account may cover some of these expenses.
Commuter Benefit Contribution Limits
Amount Per Month
2023 Maximum Commuter Benefits Contribution
$300 per month
2022 Maximum Commuter Benefits Contribution
$280 per month
Ask your employer about enrolling in a Commuter Benefits Account today
No matter how you get to and from work, a commuter benefits account is a simple, smart way to budget and manage your travel expenses. It gives you the flexibility to reduce your out-of-pocket costs on the train, bus, van-pooling, and even parking.
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Delaware: Highmark BCBSD Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
West Virginia: Highmark West Virginia Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark Health Insurance Company or Highmark Senior Solutions Company. Visit our website to view the Access Plan required by the Health Benefit Plan Network Access and Adequacy Act. You may also request a copy by contacting us at the number on the back of your ID card.
Western NY: Highmark Western and Northeastern New York Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Northeastern NY: Highmark Western and Northeastern New York Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Shield.
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