Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Compliance

COVID-19: Contacting the Benefits Department

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Human Resources is working remotely until further notice. 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 or leaving phone messages.

If you have a Benefits-related inquiry, including the submission of forms or documentation, the quickest way to receive assistance is to submit an online request.

Under the above federal law, the University of Pittsburgh Health and Welfare Plan will not require, request, or purchase anyone’s genetic information before enrollment or use such information to determine eligibility for enrollment or continued coverage, to impose pre-existing condition exclusions, to vary individual group premiums or contribution rates, or to conduct certain Plan-sponsor-related activities, unless allowed under such law.

When released by the federal government, a statutory notice regarding the applicable provisions of this law will be posted to our website (described in the Prescription Drug Notice of Creditable Coverage Section of this Guide).