Commuter Benefit Program
Do you commute to work? Chances are you can save big on taxes.
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Train. Bus. Van pool. Parking your car at the station or at a non-Rice facility. However you ride, the Commuter Benefits Program lets you pay for your eligible commuting costs through automatic, pre-tax payroll deductions. It works wherever you do: for any transit system, anywhere, plus any non-Rice parking provider or van pool operator nationwide.
The more you spend, the more you save on your taxes — up to $1,680 each year. And all it takes is a quick online order to get your pass delivered to your home every month and set up direct, automatic monthly parking payments.
Visit www.wageworks.com and log in if you are an existing WageWorks flexible spending account user, or register as a first-time user, or call 877-WageWorks (877-924-3967) Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
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There’s no annual open enrollment period, so you can sign up or make changes whenever you choose. Just go online, choose your transit pass, parking provider, or both, and the rest is automatic. And because you can also cancel at any time before the monthly cutoff, unlike some other pre-tax programs you don’t need to worry about spending your account by the end of the year.
For additional information about the program, please read the fliers below:
MetroStar Commuting Benefits
Do you commute to work from Sugarland, Katy, or Humble? If so, you may want to consider using MetroStar Van Pool.
Rice has partnered with the MetroStar program to offer you the opportunity to participate in van pooling with other people that live and work in the same area. To get started, you will want to click on one of the following links most applicable to you. You will complete a brief confidential profile regarding your commuting needs (work schedule, location, etc.). MetroStar will review and contact you regarding routes and availability for you.
To learn more about this program including the cost, please see the following:
If you have any questions, please call our MetroStar representative, Simone Johnson at 713-224-7433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.