Benefits Coverage Verification & Coverage Termination

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

Coverage Verification

Accessing Your Benefit Elections in Pitt Worx

Access Pitt Worx directly, or:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in using your University log-in credentials
  3. Search for Pitt Worx
  4. Launch the Pitt Worx task from My Pitt

Once in Pitt Worx, select Benefits from the Me page, then select the Your Benefits card on the Benefits page to review your current, past, and future elections.

For detailed information about accessing your benefits in Pitt Worx, visit the Pitt Worx Hub.

Request of Benefits Verification Letter

Request for Benefits Verification Letter must be submitted in writing the Benefits Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Please use the Contact OHR form to send your request; be sure to include who the target audience of the request is. A Benefits Representative will provide you a copy of the letter, via email, within two business days. If you wish to pick up the letter in person or receive it via postal mail, please specify in your request.

Coverage Termination

Effective Date

Benefits through the University of Pittsburgh continue until the last day of the month in which the individual works. Please note, the last day of coverage for employees with less than annual payroll assignments (i.e. 09/09 or 04/04 pay types) may vary based on spring term double deductions. These individuals can use the Contact OHR form to verify their last day of coverage.

Premiums Collection

If the individual’s final paycheck does not have sufficient funds to collect benefit premiums, a missed deductions invoice will be issued. Failure to make payment in full will jeopardize your benefit coverage with the University.

Continuation of Coverage

At the time of coverage termination, individuals will be extended the option to enroll in COBRA coverage unless they are an official retiree of the University of Pittsburgh. Individuals who obtain retiree status are extended retiree benefits. Learn more about retiree benefits.