Benefit Resource will be closed Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

San Francisco

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BART: 15-step Reopen Plan

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To welcome riders back and regain confidence in public transit, BART is taking the following 15 steps while continuing to explore new measures and technologies that could assist in a safe recovery. You can also view the two page fact sheet.

How to Safely Return to Work

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This handbook from the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) provides recommendations on how to safely and efficiently return to your workplace as back to work efforts begin across the country.

Using Your Card

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The Beniversal® Prepaid Mastercard® and eTRAC® Prepaid Mastercard® provide you with convenient access to your mass transit and parking accounts. Here are a few quick tips to get started:Beniversal Card Mockup

  • Point-of-sale: Your card can be used directly at approved mass transit and parking merchants that accept Debit Mastercard.
  • Link your card to a reloadable mass transit card: If you use a reloadable mass transit card, the Card can be linked to the reloadable card as the funding or payment source.
  • Pay a bill: If you receive a bill for parking services and the approved provider accepts Debit Mastercard, you can provide your card number to initiate payment.

Add Value to Your Clipper Card

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Add value to your Clipper card with your Beniversal Prepaid Mastercard or eTRAC Prepaid Mastercard at:

  • Online at clippercard.com
  • Automatically by setting up Autoload at clippercard.com
  • In person at participating retailers, transit agency ticket machines and ticket offices, Clipper Customer Service Centers, and Clipper Add Value machines (click here for locations)
  • Over the phone by calling 877.878.8883

Please Note: You cannot buy your Clipper Card at retail stores because retail stores are not classified by Mastercard as qualified transportation vendor. You can buy a Clipper Card at a Mass Transit location (e.g. transit agency ticket offices and machines, Clipper Customer Service Centers, etc.) or order it online.

Clipper Autoload

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Use your Beniversal Prepaid Mastercard / eTRAC Prepaid Mastercard to set up automatic payments on your Clipper Card to pay for cash value, transit passes and/or parking value. The Clipper card may be used at 22 transit agencies in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Paying for Shared Rides

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Your Beniversal Prepaid Mastercard / eTRAC Prepaid Mastercard can be used for eligible Shared Rides (previously Lyft Line) services. When using your Card as the payment source, you will be assigned to qualifying vehicles. If you attempt to use it for regular trips, it will be declined.

Please Note: The home address on file in the Lyft app must match your home address on file with BRI.

Pre-Tax Limits and Election Changes

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The maximum monthly pre-tax limit for parking and mass transit is set by the IRS each year.

For 2020 (January 1, 2020 and after) the maximum pre-tax monthly amount is $270.

For 2021 (January 1, 2021 and after) the maximum pre-tax monthly amount is $270.

When limits increase, BRI and your employer should automatically adjust your pre-tax and after-tax deductions to reflect the new limits.

NEED TO CHANGE YOUR ELECTION? Follow the process outlined by your employer to make a change to your election. You can expect changes to take effect in 1-2 payroll cycles (depending on your employer’s process).