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Employees, benefits open enrollment is May 1-15

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Open benefits enrollment for University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff is May 1-15, except for bargaining unit faculty who will have a separate open enrollment period to be announced at a later date. This once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your benefits is the best time to review your elections, ensure current dependents are listed and confirm your beneficiaries are up-to-date.

What's new in 2024

There will be no changes to overall plan design or coverage offerings for covered employee groups during this open enrollment period for University-sponsored health and wellness plans. Some premium rates will see increases based on employment status; those changes are specified in the online plan documents.

More opportunities to save on prescriptions

UPMC Health Plan and the Express Scripts prescription program have partnered with Good Rx to introduce Price Assure, which integrates programs that find deals into your prescription benefits. This program does not require additional opt-in, but any policyholders who do not want to share their information with GoodRx may opt-out by contacting Benefits Management Services at 888-499-6885.

A new vaccination incentive

Starting with the new plan year, receiving a COVID-19 vaccine will be included in the list of activities that contribute points towards Health Incentive Reward Dollars.

How to enroll

Find instructions on enrolling in your benefits on the Office of Human Resources’ open enrollment website and on the Pitt Worx Hub via Pitt Passport.

If you do not wish to make changes to your current benefits elections, no action is required. It is recommended that you proceed through the benefits enrollment process to ensure your elections are accurate, however.

The Benefits Department will host two live webinars regarding open enrollment and the benefits available at Pitt: Session 1 is at 1 p.m. May 1, and Session 2 is at noon May 9. Both sessions will be recorded and posted online following their occurrence.

Find all materials and information at openenroll.hr.pitt.edu. Questions? Contact the Benefits Department by submitting an inquiry online or calling 833-852-2210.