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.
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.
BRi plans are reimbursed on a daily basis. 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 $270 each month for combined commuter highway vehicle transportation and transit passes in 2021.
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 $270 each month for qualified parking in 2021.
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
As a result of collective bargaining, the DC Government will provide $50 per month to eligible DC Government bargaining unit employees, who are members of collective bargaining Compensation Units 1 or 2 and 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 it providing you use Metro to commute to and from your place of employment with DC Government.