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DC Employee Commuter Benefits


Capital Bikeshare Membership Discount

DC Government employees are now eligible for a $25 annual Capital Bikeshare membership (regularly $85). Your membership includes an unlimited number of 30-minute rides for commuting, personal trips, exercise and more. Learn more about the DC Government employee Capital Bikeshare discount.
 

Commuter Benefits Program

New: Ride-sharing services uberPOOL and Lyft Line are now accepted for qualified mass transit expenses. Employees will add their Beniversal card as the payment method within the Uber or Lyft app, it will automatically be identified as a commuter benefit card and will only be available as the payment method for qualifying rides. Please see the BRi Ride-Sharing Details flyer for more information.
 
All benefits-eligible employees may enroll in the Commuter Benefits Program. The Commuter Benefits Program is administered by Benefit Resource, Inc. (BRi). With the BRi Commuter Benefits Program, paying for your commute can be more cost-effective and convenient. BRi Commuter Benefits Accounts provide tax-exempt funds through a simple paycheck deduction that you can use to pay for eligible transit and parking services.
 
BRI offers:
  • Beniversal Prepaid MasterCard: BRi's Beniversal card is a single card that can be used for transit, parking, and health care flexible spending accounts. The Beniversal Card operates nationwide with approved vendors that accept Debit MasterCard. This card is accepted at all WMATA terminal kiosks for SmartTrip card purchases and transactions. You will not need to place pre-orders for transit passes in advance.
  • Online Claim Submission via BRiWeb: Participants can submit a claim, along with the required documentation. A history of submitted claims is available online for review.
  • BRiMobile Claim Submission: The BRiMobile app allows participants to submit a claim, take a picture of receipts or upload a receipt from a file.
Beginning October 3, 2016, BRi plans will be reimbursed on a daily basis. This means that as claims are received and processed, they will be released for payment on the next business day. Please see below for other important information regarding claims.
 

Transit Commuter Benefits Account

Enrolling in a Transit Commuter Benefits Account can save you up to 40 percent on commuting expenses − including Metro trains and buses, commuter trains, ride-sharing and more. Participants select the amount they would like to contribute for the month and their account is automatically funded with a pre-tax paycheck deduction. Participants may purchase regular daily, weekly or monthly transit passes using the BRI Beniversal Prepaid Mastercard. Per IRS guidance, employees may deduct up to $255 each month for combined commuter highway vehicle transportation and transit passes in 2016.
 

Parking Commuter Benefits Account

Enrolling in a Parking Commuter Benefits Account can save you up to 40 percent on work-related parking expenses. Participants select the amount they would like to contribute for the month and their account is automatically funded with a pre-tax paycheck deduction. Per IRS guidance, employees may deduct up to $255 per month for qualified parking in 2016.
 

Important Claim Information

  • Participants have three options for submitting claims: (1) online through the Participant Login, (2) through the BRiMobile app or by (3) submitting a manual claim form.
  • Participants can receive their reimbursements by direct deposit or check. Participants who sign up for direct deposit receive their funds an average of 2 to 4 days faster than those reimbursements sent by check. Participants can sign up through the Participant Login or by completing the Direct Deposit Form.
BRiAlerts provides participants with notifications by email and/or text message regarding balance and as payments are made from their account(s). Participants can opt in for alerts by going to the Notifications sections of the Participant Login or the BRiMobile app.
 

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Collective Bargaining Unit Employees, Compensation Units 1 & 2 Commuter Benefits

As a result of collective bargaining, the District of Columbia Government will provide $25 per month to eligible District of Columbia Government bargaining unit employees, Compensation Units 1 and 2, who use Metro public transportation to commute to and from work. If you are a bargaining unit employee covered by a collective bargaining agreement that includes this benefit, you are entitled to receive this benefit, providing you use Metro to commute to and from your place of employment with the District of Columbia Government.
 

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