2018 Transit/Parking Reimbursement Program

The Transit/Parking Reimbursement Program (T/PRP) is a convenient way to pay commuting expenses using pre-tax dollars. You may enroll in or make changes to the T/PRP at any time during the year.
 

How the Program Works

You may participate in either the Transit or Parking Reimbursement Program—or both. Transit Reimbursement Program funds can be used for commuting expenses on any public transit commuter system. Parking Reimbursement Program funds can be used to pay for parking if you drive to work or to a location where you board mass transit for work. 
 
 
You choose a monthly election, which is available to you as of the first of each month. Your contributions will then be deducted in equal installments from two paychecks each month. For example, if you choose a Transit account of $130 per month that is effective July 1, you can access the full $130 as of July 1.
 
Any unused funds will roll over from month to month. For example, if you take a vacation during the month of August, the unused August balance will roll over to September. The funds are available to you as long as your monthly spending does not exceed the IRS allowable monthly amount.
 
If you leave the University or become ineligible for benefits, you can only be reimbursed for expenses incurred prior to your termination date or the date you became ineligible for benefits. If you use funds that were not deducted from your paychecks, you will be responsible for repaying those funds to the University.
  
 
 
When Will My T/PRP Election Take Effect?
Enroll/ChangeEffective Date
January 10  (before the 20th of the month)February 1
January 21  (after the 20th of the month)
March 1

 

ImportantImportant! If you drive to work and park in a University-owned lot or a NYP Hospital owned lot, you already pay for parking with pre-tax payroll contributions. If you decide to also participate in the Parking Reimbursement Program through EBPA, your combined pre-tax monthly contributions cannot exceed the $255* IRS monthly maximum. 

* IRS limits are subject to change.
 
YOU CAN MAKE CHANGES DURING THE YEAR
You can make changes to your T/PRP anytime during the year. To do so, go to the CU Benefits Enrollment System and log in with your UNI and password and click on “Update 2018 Transit and Parking Elections.”
 

How to Access Your T/PRP Program

If you newly elect to participate in the Transit/Parking Reimbursement Program (T/PRP), you will receive a Benefits Card at your home mailing address from EBPA, the administrator of this benefit. This card is linked to all T/PRP accounts. 
 
The Benefits Card allows you to pay for transit or parking expenses through any vendor that sells commuter tickets or MetroCards and accepts MasterCard. Just swipe your credit card. The Benefits Card will be automatically loaded with your new election.
 
Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) are available to you for use with your Benefits Card.  
 
 
Contact EBPA If You Need Assistance:

EBPA
P.O. Box 1140
Exeter, NH  03833-1140
888-456-4576
 
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.