SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WageWorks, Inc., a leader in administering Consumer-Directed Benefits (CDBs), today announced a partnership with Uber that allows Uber riders to pay for uberPOOL rides with their WageWorks commuter benefit pre-tax funds, resulting in meaningful savings on rides to and from work, making the commute more affordable for working people in America. The partnership will be available to millions of WageWorks program participants and Uber riders, especially for the increasing number of on-the-go professionals.
This is the first time Uber has partnered with a CDB administrator to leverage pre-tax commuter benefits for rides. Beginning today, Uber riders in New York can use their WageWorks commuter benefit to pay for uberPOOL rides when they commute to and from work. With the addition of uberPOOL, employees enrolled in WageWorks’ commuter benefits now have even more commuting options available to them.
“This partnership will make our riders’ commutes easier by allowing them to use pre-tax benefits to pay for their uberPOOL commute. This furthers our goal of getting more people in fewer cars, while making New Yorkers’ daily commute more affordable and more efficient,” said Josh Mohrer, General Manager of Uber New York.
UberPOOL is currently available in parts of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. The use of WageWorks commuter benefits is available to commuters in New York first and will be phased into additional cities with uberPOOL.
“WageWorks is excited to add uberPOOL to our service offering, as it further extends our ability to provide the convenience and savings associated with commuter benefits to more people,” said Dan Neuburger, President of WageWorks Commuter Services. “It’s a winning partnership we hope many commuters will utilize to save more of their hard-earned money.”
For more information on WageWorks commuter benefits, please visit https://www.wageworks.com/employees/commuter-benefit-accounts/.
WageWorks (NYSE: WAGE) is a leader in administering Consumer-Directed Benefits (CDBs), which empower employees to save money on taxes while also providing corporate tax advantages for employers. WageWorks is solely dedicated to administering CDBs, including pre-tax spending accounts, such as Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), as well as Commuter Benefit Services, including transit and parking programs, wellness programs, COBRA, and other employee benefits. WageWorks makes it easier to understand and take advantage of Consumer-Directed Benefits for approximately 58,000 employers and over 4.5 million people. WageWorks is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices in major locations throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.wageworks.com.
Uber’s mission is to make transportation as reliable as running water—everywhere, for everyone. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? Six years and over a billion trips later, we’ve started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars.
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