Commuter Program Available to All

August 26, 2011

News flash: The University’s senior college and central office employees have officially transitioned to the new Commuter Benefits Program administered by WageWorks.

Community college employees transitioned late last year.

Employees who were previously enrolled with the commuter program administered by JPMorgan Chase have had their old cards deactivated and received new cards from WageWorks. And here’s some more good news: Balances on the old JPMorgan Chase cards were transferred to new WageWorks accounts.

As reported in the last issue of For Your Benefit, the new WageWorks program gives CUNY employees who use public transportation to commute to work more and better ways to save. It covers virtually any transit system in the Tri-State area.

The program provides a stored value card loaded with pre-tax and post-tax payroll deductions. It works just like a credit card. Other options include a transit pass plan, a plan for Access-A-Ride and a Park-n-Ride plan for those who park at or near public transit on their way to work.

Do you have a new WageWorks Commuter card? If so, make sure to activate the card so you can begin to use it.

And here’s some additional and important information about

the new Commuter Benefits Program administered by WageWorks.

• The Commuter Card is a MasterCard stored-value card that works just like a credit card at transit agency ticket vending machines and ticket windows.

• When using this Commuter Card be sure to select “credit.”

Not “debit.”

• If you enrolled in the Transit Pass Plan, make sure to log in to the WageWorks website to choose the particular transit pass you would like to have mailed to your home.

• Unused balances will remain in your account, and/or on your card as long as you work at CUNY.

• If you leave, you will have 90 days from your separation date

to spend the balance of your account.

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