Benefits Among the Best

Pitt’s benefits offerings are among the best in the region.

As the Pittsburgh area’s fourth-largest employer, the University carries the clout to negotiate with outside benefits vendors for the best-possible coverage and rates. In addition, the Office of Human Resources works closely with Pitt’s University Senate and Staff Association Council to ensure that the University is best meeting the benefits needs of its faculty, staff, and retirees.

The University’s predominant medical plan does not charge a deductible or co-insurance. Competitively priced co-payments are required for some services, but all wellness programs (such as preventive exams and health coaching) are available at no cost to you. Pitt’s medical plans are administered through UPMC Health Plan and its network of world-renowned physicians and hospitals.

Pitt also offers dental and vision coverage, a range of life-insurance options, long-term care insurance, and income protection in the form of short- and long-term disability benefits in addition to a policy for paid time off to meet family and other personal needs.

The University offers tuition remission to all regular full-time staff members, their spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children, providing they meet Pitt’s admission and other eligibility requirements. Most faculty and part-time staff also qualify for education benefits.

Once you become vested in the Pitt contributory retirement plans offered through TIAA-CREF and Vanguard, the University matches your pre-tax contributions at the rate of $1.50 for every $1 you invest—for up to 8 percent of your salary. TIAA-CREF and Vanguard also offer a wide range of investment options, and employ certified financial planners on campus to guide you.