Nutanix offers a Commuter Benefit Program (CBP) that helps you pay for expenses associated with commuting to work (including costs for public transportation and parking) using pre-tax dollars that are deducted from your paycheck. By contributing pre-tax dollars to a commuter account, you can lower your taxable income and save on taxes. The dollars you put in your commuter account are yours to use, tax-free, toward your eligible expenses.

HealthEquity administers the CBP for Nutanix employees. You can enroll anytime during the year directly with HealthEquity. To learn more about the program, visit the HealthEquity portal or review the HealthEquity: Commuter QuickStart Guide.

For more information about the CBP, visit the HealthEquity portal or call 1-877-924-3967.

HealthEquity Debit Card

Use your HealthEquity debit card to pay for eligible transportation expenses through the Nutanix CBP. It offers flexible payment options and gives you instant access to funds in your commuter account at approved merchants accepting debit cards. Here are a few ways to leverage the card:

  • Pay at point of service: The HealthEquity debit card can be used at approved merchants providing mass transit and parking services. Be sure to select "credit" as the payment type, as your card will not have a PIN (typically associated with a debit card).
  • Pay based on a bill or invoice: If you receive a bill or invoice for parking services and the approved provider accepts debit cards, you can provide your HealthEquity debit card number to initiate payment.
  • Link it to a reloadable mass transit card: If you use a reloadable mass transit card, you can link your HealthEquity debit card to the reloadable card as the funding source.

Learn more about the HealthEquity debit card on the HealthEquity portal.

Other Ways to Submit Claims

  • Smart Cards: CBP contributions are loaded directly onto transit agency smart cards where available.
  • Buy My Pass: You identify which transit agency or vanpool provider to buy from, and the pass is delivered to your home.
  • Pay My Provider: You can access your account online and fill out a simple form to pay transit agencies or parking providers—no receipts or claim forms required.
  • Pay Me Back: You can arrange for commuter account funds to be deposited directly to a checking account or for a check to be mailed to reimburse you for expenses you've already paid.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why should I consider participating in the Commuter Benefit Program (CBP)?

The CBP lets you use dollars from your paycheck before taxes are taken out to pay for eligible transportation expenses. This can lower your taxable income and help you save money on taxes.

What are the eligibility requirements to participate?

You must be an active, regular employee who works at least 20 hours a week.

How do I sign up?

All elections will take place on the HealthEquity portal. To register online:

  1. Visit www.healthequity.com/wageworks
  2. Click Log in / Register and select Employee Registration
  3. Identify yourself (ID code: last 4 digits of your SSN)
  4. Accept policies
  5. Enter/verify contact information
  6. Enter/verify reimbursement method
  7. Select preferences
  8. Create username and password

How much can I contribute to my commuter account?

You can elect to contribute up to the IRS limit of $270 per month for transit expenses and $270 per month for parking expenses on a pre-tax basis. The funds in your commuter account are yours to use, tax-free, toward eligible expenses. Any unused cash balance in your account at the end of each month will carry over to the next month.

You may choose to contribute over the pre-tax maximum per month for each account type. The amount you elect for the month in excess of $270 will be subject to taxation.

What are considered eligible expenses?

Qualified, work-related transportation costs include transit expenses (e.g., bus, subway, train, commercial vanpool) and parking expenses (e.g., parking at or near work, parking at or near transportation service site, park and ride expenses).

How do I use funds from my account to pay for commuter expenses?

Use your HealthEquity debit card to pay for eligible workplace commuting expenses at approved vendors. (Note: Eligible purchases are limited to the corresponding account balance available on the card.) You can also choose a variety of options to use your commuter funds and submit claims, including: Smart Cards, Buy My Pass, Pay My Provider, or Pay Me Back.

How do I submit an eligible expense to HealthEquity for reimbursement?

Online: Log in to the HealthEquity portal, scan your receipts and upload them to your account from any computer with internet access.

App: Download the EZ Receipts app to your Apple or Android device, and log in to your account to upload your eligible receipts for reimbursement.

Can I change my CBP elections after I enroll?

Yes. You may change your CBP elections at any time during the year. As long as you enroll by the 10th of the month, your election change will take effect as of the 1st of the following month.

You may also reduce your monthly contribution to $0 while you use spend-down funds from prior months.

How do I change my CBP elections?

Follow these steps to make changes to your contribution:

  1. Log in to www.healthequity.com/wageworks.
  2. Click on Commuter Account.
  3. Choose the type of order you wish to make:
    • Every month: Repeats the same order automatically each month until you change or cancel your election.
    • One time: Creates your election for one month at a time.
    • Manage calendar: Allows you to choose specific benefit months in which you would like to have a commuter election.
  4. Enter your email address to receive confirmations electronically.