Benefits

Important Notice about Contacting OHR

Due to the high volume of inquiries received related to the faculty and staff early retirement programs (FRIP and SERP) and retiree benefits, there may be delays in response time.

If you have already submitted an inquiry, we ask that you please do not submit duplicate requests, as doing so may result in slower response times. Inquiries will be responded to as soon as possible; we appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

For Benefits Customer Service

Submit a question or comment  |  Phone: 412-624-8160

Lindsey Bandison
Benefits Representative
412-624-8095 ldb35@pitt.edu
Lindsey serves as a primary customer service support for the day-to-day benefits administration for the University including answering customer inquiries, assisting with benefits eligibility and enrollment, and health and welfare benefit plan details.
Ashley Boykin
Wellness Specialist
412-624-1541 aboykin@pitt.edu
Ashley assists with the promotion and support of University wellness campaigns and initiatives. She also assists with the long-term wellness strategy to create a culture of wellness on campus.
Brittany Frund
Benefits Analyst, Health & Welfare
412-624-8050 bat32@pitt.edu
Michaela Hardy
Administrative Assistant
412-624-8068 mih131@pitt.edu
Melissa Kluchurosky
Manager of Benefits, Retirement Savings Plans, Life Insurance, and Leaves
412-624-8067 mmk35@pitt.edu
Melissa supervises a staff of Benefits Analysts who administer the life insurance, long term care, retirement savings, and leave programs for the University.
John Kozar
Assistant Vice Chancellor, University Benefits
412-624-4845 jkozar@pitt.edu
John oversees the Benefits Department and negotiates all contracts and agreements, as well as develops costs and any changes in plan designs. He provides oversight of the onsite Health & Wellness Center and serves as a liaison for the Benefits and Welfare Committee.
Claire Linder
Benefits Representative, Enrollment & Staff Education Benefits
412-624-8040 clj112@pitt.edu
Claire administers educational benefits for staff; manages enrollment for health & welfare elections; handles benefit premium adjustments and missed deductions billings; and reviews COBRA data.
Anthony Payne
Benefits Analyst, Leaves & Life Insurance
412-624-8059 a.payne@pitt.edu
Anthony is responsible for administering FMLA, paid parental leave, short-term disability for staff, and long-term disability, as well as the administration of life insurance and long-term care plans.
Meghan Tintera
Manager of Benefits, Health & Welfare
412-624-8054 mferris@pitt.edu
Meghan supervises a staff of Benefits Analysts and Representatives who administer the health and welfare plans, enrollment eligibility, open enrollment periods, wellness initiatives and customer service inquires of the Benefits Department.
Tammy Weaver
Benefits Analyst, Retiree Benefits
412-624-8057 tew55@pitt.edu
Tammy is responsibile for administering health and welfare plans, enrollment eligibility, and benefits packages for University retirees.
Amy Williams
Benefits Representative
amw289@pitt.edu
Kate Young
Manager of Benefits, Health & Welfare
412-624-8054 pauko5@pitt.edu
Kate supervises a staff of Benefits Analysts and Representatives who administer the health and welfare plans, enrollment eligibility, open enrollment periods, wellness initiatives and customer service inquiries of the Benefits Department.