Short-Term Disability Insurance

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

Short-Term Disability (STD) insurance specifically addresses absences from work due to one's own health related reasons.

  • If you have a qualifying medical condition, this insurance provides a partial replacement of your income and works in conjunction with the University Policy for Accrued Sick Time, Medical Leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Long Term Disability Insurance.
  • In general, the STD plan provides an income replacement of 60% of one's weekly salary up to a maximum of $1,500 per week. This income replacement benefit is provided after satisfying a 30 day elimination period, up to the 26th week of the disability.

Important Information Regarding the STD Plan:


Please visit the FAQ page for more information about Short-Term Disability.