Loss of Coverage/Termination of Employment

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 www.hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr.

Options for insurance coverage are available upon losing coverage/terminating employment.


The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) requires that a group health plan must offer each qualified person who would otherwise lose coverage the opportunity to elect continuation of the same coverage the person had while an active employee or dependent. For further information, please see the COBRA section.

In the case of a loss of coverage/termination of employment, if you are eligible, you will receive the COBRA election notice.