Health and Wellness

COVID-19: Contacting the Benefits Department

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Human Resources has limited on-site support and is primarily working remotely. During this time, Craig Hall is not open to the public; walk-ins will not be accepted and forms cannot be dropped off in-person or faxed. During this time, we recommend submitting all requests and inquiries online in lieu of sending physical mail. For Benefits forms not completed online via Pitt Worx or DocuSign, please submit an inquiry online.

If you have a Benefits-related inquiry, including the submission of forms or documentation, the quickest way to receive assistance is to call the Benefits Department at 833-852-2210. You can also submit an inquiry at

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Insurance Plans

Pitt employees may choose among four medical benefit plans offered by UPMC Health Plan, including a health maintenance organization (HMO) plan and three preferred provider organization (PPO) options that provide greater flexibility to meet specific health care needs. Find information below on our different insurance plans:

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Additional Resources

Benefits coverage at Pitt extends beyond medical coverage and incentive plans. The University also offers identity protection and medical coverage overseas, pharmacy access for prescriptions, and long term care for you and your family.

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Flexible Spending Accounts

A Flexible Spending Account program provides an opportunity to reduce your Federal and Social Security taxable income by funding an account or accounts on a pretax basis.

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MyHealth@Work Center

The UPMC MyHealth@Work Center for University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff is an onsite center that treats a variety of health issues. Healthcare professionals at the Center can help you get back to feeling your best, with services like wellness screenings, support for chronic conditions, and online and telephonic resources. Get healthy today.

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UPMC AnywhereCare

Feeling under the weather? UPMC Health Plan members can take advantage of virtual health visits with AnywhereCare. Use your smartphone, tablet, or computer and get access to high-quality care and a personal diagnosis and treatment plan, if needed.

Child and Family Care Resources

At Pitt, we are committed to making sure our employees and their families are taken care of. Employees can explore and utilize the University's array of resources to best care for themselves and their loved ones, from after-school care for children to finding care options for elderly family members. Find resources for your and your family.

Please visit the Glossary of Medical Terms page for commonly used medical terms and definitions.