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Nutanix offers a Commuter Benefit Program (CBP) that helps you pay for expenses associated with your commute to work (including costs for public transportation and parking) using pre-tax dollars that are deducted from your paycheck.

VitaFlex administers the CBP for Nutanix employees. To learn more about the program, visit the VitaFlex portal or review the VitaFlex: Commuter Benefit Plan Detail Sheet.

For more information about the CBP, visit the VitaFlex portal or call 1-800-424-3052.

VitaFlex debit card

Use your VitaFlex 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 VitaFlex debit card can be used at approved merchants providing mass transit and parking services. You must use your debit card to pay for mass transit expenses. (Note: Due to federal regulations, your debit card will not work at Caltrain terminals; however, it can be used to fund your Clipper 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 VitaFlex 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 VitaFlex debit card to the reloadable card as the funding source.

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

Attention Lyft Line and UberPOOL riders

Did you know you can use your VitaFlex transit funds to pay for Lyft Line and UberPOOL? All it takes is a monthly contribution to your transit account — click here to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

iconWhy 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.

iconWhat are the eligibility requirements to participate?

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

iconHow do I sign up?

You can enroll online in Workday.

iconHow 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. 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.

iconWhat 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).

iconAre Lyft Line and UberPOOL rides considered eligible expenses under the CBP?

You may use your VitaFlex transit funds to pay for Lyft Line and UberPOOL rides in certain areas. Simply select your VitaFlex Benny Card (debit card) as your payment method and pay for rides directly from your transit account on either platform — Uber and Lyft will automatically match you with an eligible vehicle.

iconHow do I use funds from my account to pay for transportation expenses?

Use your VitaFlex 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.) Claims can be submitted on the VitaFlex portal for parking expenses only. You must use your VitaFlex debit card to pay for transit expenses — they cannot be paid out of pocket and submitted to VitaFlex for reimbursement.

iconHow do I submit an eligible expense to VitaFlex for reimbursement?

There are two ways to submit an expense for parking reimbursement:

  1. VitaFlex mobile app: Download the app, take a photo of your receipts and upload them to your account using your smartphone. Review the VitaFlex: Mobile App Fact Sheet to learn more.
  2. VitaFlex portal: Log in to the VitaFlex portal, scan your receipts and upload them to your account from any computer with internet access.

VitaFlex login details:

  • Visit the VitaFlex portal.
  • First-time users: Click Create your new username and password and follow the on-screen prompts to set up your account.
  • Existing users: Enter your current login credentials to access your account.
iconCan I change my CBP elections after I enroll?
  1. Change in work schedule.
  2. Change in residence or worksite.
  3. Change in monthly commuting expenses.

Your monthly contribution may also be temporarily reduced to $0 to allow excess account balances carried over from prior months to be used.

iconHow do I change my CBP elections?

Follow these steps to make changes to your contribution:

  1. Log in to Workday.
  2. Click the Benefits icon.
  3. Under Change, click Benefits.
  4. Select Change Commuter Benefits as the type of benefit change, enter today’s date and click Submit.
  5. On the next page, click Open and complete your CBP election.