The takeaway

Save money, gas, mileage, and wear and tear on you and your car through Okta’s commuter benefits program. The program is administered by Navia through the GoNavia commuter program.

Our commuter benefits provider is changing from Navia to Forma, effective January 1, 2023. For more, see the the HSA, FSA, & Commuter Benefits Transition page.

Get details on this transition

How commuter benefits work

  • You set aside pretax money for taking public transit, including train, subway, bus, ferry, and vanpool, to work. You can also set aside pretax money for parking at or near work.
  • Once you sign up, Okta deducts your contributions from your paycheck on a pretax basis.
  • For 2023, the IRS allows you to set aside up to $300 per month pre-tax for public transportation and parking expenses. If you decide to contribute more, it’s on an after-tax basis.
  • Navia through December 31, 2022: You can pay with a program debit card at the time you receive service, for example when buying your monthly “Clipper” card in San Francisco. Some parking garages also accept the program debit card—check directly with your garage to confirm.
  • Forma effective January 1, 2023: You can use your Forma debit card to pay for commuting expenses or vouchers, which can be used to pay for transit tickets, passes, or to pay parking vendors.
  • Okta has discontinued to reimburse the $20 cycle to work reimbursement, effective January 1, 2023.

Qualified expenses

Qualified commuting expenses include costs for:

  • Public transportation, such as bus, light rail, regional rail, streetcar, trolley, subway, ferry, and commercial vanpool.
  • Parking at or near work.
  • Parking at or near public transportation for your commute.

How to enroll and use your funds

  • The deadline for completing future transit orders is the 10th of each month.
  • Future orders will be loaded onto your Forma debit card and any unused funds may be used in subsequent months. 
  • If you leave Okta, you’ll forfeit any unused funds in your Forma commuter or parking account.