Pre-Tax Transit Account: Using UberPool, Lyft Line and Via

Businessman presses a button called ride sharing for pre-tax transit account.

Good news for commuters: UberPool, Lyft Line and Via fares were added to P&A’s Benefits Card platform as eligible expenses under the pre-tax Transit Account.  Participants in the pre-tax Transit Account (Section 132 Plan) can use their P&A Benefits Card to pay for these work related commuting expenses.

These fares were not previously authorized expenses with the Benefits Card, so this is a welcomed addition to the transit plan eligible expense list.  You can access UberPool, Lyft Line and Via fare using your Benefits Card if you are traveling to or from an eligible city.

 

Using Your Benefits Card for Ride Sharing

You must update the service provider’s mobile application with your P&A Benefits Card. When a ride is requested, please choose Benefits Card as the payment option.  The service provider will automatically send a compliant vehicle.  Paying for UberPool, Lyft Line and Via with the Benefits Cards is currently still restricted to cities that are eligible to leverage these services.  The following cities currently leverage these services:

 

UberPool

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Denver, CO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • State of New Jersey
  • Washington DC

 

Lyft Line

  • Boston, MA
  • Miami, FL
  • New York, NY
  • Seattle, WA

 

Via

  • Chicago, IL
  • New York, NY
  • Washington DC

This list is constantly growing, so please check the Uber, Lyft and Via websites for updates.

 

P&A Group’s Commuter Plan

Are you receiving the saving perks from a pre-tax transit plan? If your company doesn’t offer one, here are some reasons why you should consider adding a commuter plan it to your benefits package.

Pro Tip: you must use your P&A Benefits Card for all pre-tax transit account expenses.