The guaranteed ride home program gets you home if you have a family emergency or have to leave work unexpectedly. Once signed up, you can be reimbursed for a taxi, car-share, or transit trip to your emergency location. Employees who pre-enroll can be reimbursed up to $100 per year for qualified emergencies.
Employees must agree to the following terms and conditions:
Reimbursement can only be used for qualified emergencies, including:
Unexpected personal illness/emergency
Unexpected family illness/emergency
Carpool leaves due to an illness/emergency
The following are not qualified reasons for reimbursement:
Missed the Columbia bus/transit
Delayed Columbia bus or transit service
Unexpected work-related overtime
Employees must follow these steps when an emergency arises:
Immediately call and take a taxi, car-service, or transit option to their destination.
Pay for the ride using cash or credit card, making certain to keep the receipt
Make a Guaranteed Ride Home claim
Employee must submit claims using the online form, including the date of occurrence, name, and explanation of why the expense qualifies for reimbursement. The employee will be asked to upload the receipt from their qualifying ride. This form needs to be submitted within 30 days of the trip.
The Environmental Stewardship office will use Columbia’s Travel and Business Expense Reimbursement (TBER) form to file reimbursements.