COMMUTER BENEFITS PROGRAM
Important notice about the WageWorks Commuter Benefits account for Dept of Education Hourly Support Staff (E-745)
Due to technical issues, E 745 pay statements dated 8/21/2014 did not include a Commuter Benefit deduction. The WageWorks Commuter Benefit account will be funded on 8/21/2014 by the City of New York Office of Payroll Administration (“OPA”).
The commuter benefit amount funded by OPA will not be deducted from your pay. The amount funded by OPA will be a fringe benefit that will increase your taxable earnings. This fringe benefit amount will be displayed in boxes 1, 3, 5, 14, 16 and 20 of your 2014 W-2.
To verify your WageWorks Commuter Benefit account balance visit the WageWorks website www.getwageworks.com/nyc or call the WageWorks Customer Service Center toll free at (877) 924-3967.
If you require payroll assistance please contact the OPA Customer Service Line at (212) 669-8555 select option #8, visit www.nyc.gov/payroll or send an email to email@example.com. You may also visit http://schools.nyc.gov for further assistance.
Commuter Benefits Program Pre-Tax Benefit Increase
Effective January 1, 2014, in compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, the Commuter Benefits program pre-tax amounts will change as follows:
1. The Transportation Fringe Benefit Monthly Pre-Tax Limit decreased from $245 per month to $130 per month. Employees with deduction amounts of more than $130 per month may see a change in their taxable earnings.
2. The Parking Fringe Benefit Monthly Pre-Tax Limit increased from $245 per month to $250 per month. Employees with deduction amounts of more than $250 per month may see a change in their taxable earnings.
To review your payroll deductions amounts and make any necessary payroll deduction changes visit NYCAPS Employee Self Service (ESS) or contact your agency TransitBenefit Coordinator.
For CITY employees:
To enroll, change, suspend payroll deductions or to discontinue your enrollment in the Commuter Benefits Program, go to NYCAPS Employee Self Service at www.nyc.gov/ESS or contact your agency’s TransitBenefit Coordinator.
For DOE employees:
To enroll, change, or suspend at the DoE, please log into the Web Employee Self Service/Web Payroll application that can be accessed through the Internet using your DoE Outlook email ID and password at https://payrollportal.nycboe.net. You can also enroll, change suspend by obtaining an enrollment form from the DoE website at http://schools.nyc.gov. Mail DoE forms to the Department of Education, 65 Court Street, Room 1003, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
FOR CUNY employees:
To enroll, change, suspend payroll deductions or to discontinue your enrollment in the Commuter Benefits Programs, you may download an enrollment form from the CUNY website at www.cuny.edu/transitbenefit and contact your TransitBenefit Coordinator
What is the advantage of being enrolled in the Commuter Benefits Program?
The cost of traveling to and from work is unavoidable. By enrolling in the City of New York Commuter Benefits Program you will save up to 42% on the cost of your commute using public transportation. However your ride: Bus, Subway, Rail Road, Paratransit, Ferry, etc. you save.
Click on the Calculator to View Savings
Not Enrolled?Take advantage of the pre-tax savings while they last…
Enrollment in the City of New York Commuter Benefits Program is open and available for eligible employees who want to avail themselves of the $130/month pre-tax savings. Enrollment is open and available through NYCAPS Employee Self Service, the Department of Education Web Employee Self Service/Web Payroll, and via your agency TransitBenefit coordinator. Click on the New Enrollment Guides for specific instructions.
New Enrollments Guide
Train. Bus. Subway. Paratransit. Ferry. Parking your car at the station. However you ride, the new expanded Commuter Benefits Program, presented by the City of New York and administered by WageWorks, will give you more and better ways to save.
This program works for virtually any transit system in the Tri-State area. No matter what part of the city you live and work, you’re covered:
- MTA, Long Island Railroad, Metro-North Railroad, NJ Transit, PATH, and NY Waterway, to name a few…
- Paratransit and the MTA’s Access-A-Ride program
- Parking at or near public transit to commute to work
Saving is simple. City employees are able to enroll through NYCAPS Employee Self Service and choose how they want to participate.
See the Commuter Benefits Overview on our website. Then find out more about the options that fit your commute.
- Commuter Card. The WageWorks Commuter Card is a stored value card loaded with your pre-tax and post-tax deductions that can be used to purchase transit passes and tickets at many more transit providers than supported under the previous program.
- Transit Pass. This plan allows you to arrange for home delivery of your transit provider passes and tickets through the City’s provider, WageWorks. You will have access to WageWork’s secure website to order your passes or tickets from their extensive catalog of transit providers in the Tri-State area.
- Park-n-Ride. This plan allows you to use your pre-tax and post-tax payroll deductions to pay for parking at or near a public transportation stop or station that you use to commute to work. Only transit relating parking is eligible.
- Access-A-Ride/Paratransit. This plan allows employees who receive paratransit service from MTA New York City Transit to select Access-A-Ride coupons or other paratransit options on WageWorks system.
Department of Education employees can go to the DoE Web Employee Self Service/Web Payroll application to enroll. City University of New York (CUNY) Community College employees can contact their TransitBenefit Coordinator for enrollment information.
To get started or learn more, go to http://getwageworks.com/nyc/