Benefits at VTA - Other Employee Benefits
All employees, retirees, spouses, surviving spouses of retirees, and dependent children under age 19 of active full-time employees and retirees are eligible for transit passes for use over VTA lines, including VTA Paratransit services. Dependents of ATU represented employees are eligible for a transit pass only if they are a verified full-time student up to age 24. Dependents of Administrative employees are eligible for a transit pass up to age 26.
Flexible Spending Account Plans
Employees may set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for health or dependent care expenses. Annual enrollment is required during Mid-September-Mid-October Open Enrollment period for the following January.
Health Care Spending Account: Employees may set aside up to $2,550 on a pre-tax basis per calendar year to cover health care expenses not covered under their health plans. These expenses may include prescription medications, deductibles, co-payments, dental and orthodontia expenses, prescription sunglasses, contact lenses, and co-insurance expenses. Premiums are excluded. SEIU and TAEA Employees receive $300 in an employer funded FSA account each year.
Dependent Care Spending Account: Employees may set aside up to $5,000 on a pre-tax basis per calendar year for eligible dependent care expenses, including childcare, care for a disabled spouse, or care for an elderly incapacitated parent.
Transit/Parking Commuter Pre-Tax Benefit: The parking and/or transit account enable employees to pay for work-related parking and/or transit costs with pre-tax dollars. Maximum contribution for parking is $255 per month. The maximum contribution for mass transit is $255 per month.
Employee Assistance Program
(800) 962-1306 - Aetna Resources for Living
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to each employee, eligible dependent, and household member, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. EAP services are confidential.
EAP services provided include:
- Five counseling visits per problem, per calendar year, for each employee and eligible dependent;
- Education, counseling, and referrals;
- Unlimited telephone legal and financial consultations;
- Child and elder care referrals;
- One-hour legal consultation office visit per matter; discounts on continuing legal matters.