Commuter Benefits Mandates

Employers can effortlessly stay compliant with their city’s commuter ordinances and save money on taxes with our commuter plan and transit debit card. Get Commuter Benefits

North California

There are several cities within this region that require employers to offer commuter benefits to their employees.

Berkeley—The Tax Relief Action to Cut Commuter Carbon (TRACC) Ordinance
  • Who must comply? Employers within the city of Berkeley with 10 or more employees who work at least 10 hours per week.
Richmond—Commuter Benefits Ordinance
  • Who must comply? Employers in the city of Richmond with 10 or more employees who work at least 10 hours per week.
San Francisco—Commuter Benefits Ordinance
  • Who must comply? Employers located in the city of San Francisco and at the San Francisco Airport with 20 or more employees nationwide must comply.
Bay Area Commuter Ordinance
  • Who must comply? Employers within the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Marin, Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco who have 50 or more full-time employees.

New York City

The NYC’s Commuter Benefits Law went into effect on January 1, 2016.

Who must comply? For-profit and nonprofit employers with 20 or more full-time, non-union employees in New York City. These employers must offer their employees a pre-tax commuter plan.

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Washington DC

The DC Transit Ordinance went into effect on December 17, 2014. The goal of the ordinance is to reduce single occupancy vehicles and help encourage the use of public transportation.

Who must comply? Employers with 20 or more employees.

One way for DC’s employers to stay in compliance is to offer their employees a pre-tax commuter plan.

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Healthcare Ordinance

Our Spend Smart Reporting Plan is ACA compliant and helps employers save money with flexible premiums based on employee hours worked. Overpaying for medical premiums is a thing of the past!

San Francisco

The San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance requires employers to set aside an hourly expenditure rate for each of their employees.

Expenditure Rates based on employer size
  • Employers with 1-19 employees: NA
  • Employers with 20-99 employees: $1.95/hour
  • Employer’s with 100 + employees: $2.93/hour

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Why require commuter plans?

By offering a commuter plan, we can help lower the emissions of green house gases, and help encourage commuters to carpool or take mass transit to help alleviate the congestion on the roads.

What is the San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO)?

The HCSO, requires covered employers to make quarterly health care expenditures for their covered employees and includes employer reporting and notice requirements. The HCSO is enforced by the San Francisco Office of Labor Standards.

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