Travel Reimbursements

Corporate Traveler:

Corporate Traveler is the National Collaborative for Health Equity’s (NCHE) Official Travel Agency. Once your registration has been confirmed, Kelisha Gibbons at [email protected] will help you arrange your travel itinerary. In order to make your booking, Corporate Traveler will need your name as it appears on travel IDs, and dates of birth. If the traveler has a frequent flier number or TSA info you would like to add to your reservation, you can provide it when booking your flight.  If you need to make changes after you’ve reserved your travel, please contact Kelisha within 24 hours of receiving your flight itinerary. Any changes to your ticket after the initial booking will be at your own expense.

If your travel expenses have been approved, NCHE will cover your expenses to and from the event. Covered travel expenses include flight/train, ground transportation, parking, and baggage fees.

Travel Expense Reimbursements

Travel reimbursements will be paid by direct deposit to your bank. If you have not already done so, please submit a W9 and electronic funds transfer information so we may provide direct deposit payments. Please use the links provided below to access and complete the payment forms needed to receive compensation for your services.

1. W-9 Form (link here)

A copy of your W-9 must also be submitted before or with all reimbursement requests. 

  • You do not have to submit this form again if you have already completed and submitted it.
  • The name and address on the W-9 must match the invoices submitted for payment.

2. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Form (link here)

New Venture Fund does not issue check payments. To receive your reimbursements directly via EFT, please complete the form and scan or affix a voided check to it. EFT forms must be submitted before or with reimbursement requests.

  • You do not have to submit this form again if you have already completed and submitted it.
  • Scan or affix a voided check to the form. A clear and visible photo of the check will also be accepted. The request for a voided check is for your benefit – if there are any errors on the EFT form, it allows for a second confirmation, and payments can be resubmitted the same day.

Please submit your completed W9 and EFT payment forms online here.

 

3. Reimbursement Form (link here)

When submitting your receipts for payment, you should include a completed expense reimbursement form. Make sure to sign the form once it is completed.

  • Each receipt must be on its own line on the reimbursement form.
  • All applicable cells must be filled out for each line/receipt, which includes:
    • Receipt #, Receipt Date, Project Name, Expense Account, Description, and Total Amount.
      • For “Purpose,” use NCHE Travel to [Insert Event Name]
      • For Project Name, use “NCHE”
    • New Venture Fund (NVF) will reimburse group receipts only if you have the official vendor receipt and the receipt for the payment app (Venmo, Cash App, Zelle) that you used to pay someone else who paid the official receipt.
  • When filling in the Expense Account, please use one of the following bold account codes:
    • 7511 Travel & Meals – Non-Staff Travel and meal costs for anyone who is not a project employee while traveling for the project (ex., contractors, grantees, fellows). This includes flight, hotel, and ground transportation costs.
    • 7515 Travel: Gas/MileageGas and mileage reimbursements for non-staff (ex. contractors, grantees, fellows).
    • Mileage is reimbursed at the current IRS rate. When requesting mileage reimbursement, please include a map indicating the distance traveled (e.g., Google Maps).

Internet fees in hotels or on flights are not reimbursed. We are only able to reimburse payments with the official receipt from the vendor. Group or shared receipts will only be reimbursed to the payee(s) listed on the official vendor receipt.

Meals and Transportation

Transportation costs, such as cab, shuttle, etc., will be reimbursed for speakers/panelists who are not program participants. NCHE will allow up to a maximum of $75 per day (including any daily combination of meals, snacks, beverages, tax, and tips) for approved meals. Meal reimbursements may include a gratuity of up to 20% of the bill. This is a maximum amount, not an allowance.

  • When attending conferences/events, the attendee will only be reimbursed for meals when not provided through the conference/event.

Travelers are expected to use good judgment regarding restaurant choices and meal costs, limit the purchase of alcoholic beverages, and ensure costs are well within business norms for both the relevant location and the use of our charitable funds. Travelers also should exercise good stewardship by adjusting the daily limit when traveling for partial days.

  • Use of Alcohol – Travelers are expected to use good judgment and limit the purchase of alcoholic beverages. Alcohol is only supported/reimbursed as part of a meal and will be included in the per-day maximum noted above. Alcohol purchases from a retail store or mini-bar are not reimbursable regardless of where or with whom they are consumed.

Please submit your reimbursement form(s) after travel is completed and no later than 15 days afterward via our online reimbursement submission form.

Deadlines are enforced. Please be sure to sign your reimbursement forms. Failure to follow the instructions provided can cause considerable delays. If we have any questions, we will contact you, otherwise please allow 1-2 days to upload and process your invoice and a minimum of two weeks to receive payment.