Commuter Benefits

Commuter Benefits enable Lab employees to save money by using pretax dollars to pay for their commuter expenses.

How It Works

Enrollments, changes and cancellations are made through WageWorks (Health Equity) by the 10th of each month for the fulfillment of their next month’s elections. Payroll deducts the employee elections from their paycheck once a month.

Employees receive their elected orders from WageWorks (Health Equity) by the 1st of each month, mailed to their home address or any location specified.

How to Sign Up:

  1. Visit Employee Registration and follow the prompts to complete your registration.

  2. The "ID code" is the last 4 digits of your social security number.

  3. If you need assistance concerning your registration process (i.e. you’re not being recognized as a Lab employee), call the Lab’s Benefits Office at (510) 486-6403.

  4. Review the Frequently Ask Question on the Health Equity website

Where to Use It

The WageWorks (Health Equity) Commuter Benefits cover a wide range of commuting options, including bus, train, ferry, cable car, vanpools, and parking. Below are just some Bay Area public transit options for your WageWorks (Health Equity) Commuter Benefits:

For additional information about the WageWorks (Health Equity) Commuter Benefits, including the monthly tax-free allowable limits, contact the WageWorks Customer Service by calling (877) 924-3967 or by visiting the website