Travel reimbursements & Commuter allowances

Want to encourage your team to come into the office more regularly? This is how!

What are travel reimbursements & commuter allowances?

Commuter allowances are a way for you to reimburse employees for the cost of their travel to work. These are often used as an incentive to encourage employees to travel into the office more frequently. 

With Ben, you can offer your team a travel or commuter allowance in the form of a flexible allowance on the Ben platform. Find out more about the Ben card here

Why should you offer travel reimbursements or commuter allowances?

Benefits to employees:

  • Not left out of pocket for the cost of their travel to work.
  • A financial incentive for those who don't regularly go into the office to socialise and collaborate with colleagues in person.
  • An added perk for those who do prefer to work in the office!

Benefits to you:

  • Employees encouraged to visit the office more regularly. 
  • More motivated employees.
  • Improved productivity from in person collaboration and focus.
  • Not wasting money on an unused office space. 

Why offer travel reimbursements or commuter allowances through Ben?

Ben makes offering a commuter allowance easy. You start by working with a benefits consultant to help you determine an appropriate allowance amount and any restrictions you want to implement, including only being spendable on certain retail categories.

Employees are then given a virtual or physical card that they can use towards the cost of their travel. Receipts are uploaded straight to Ben, and with our consolidated reporting you can easily track usage and balances across your team.

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