Personnel
Benefits

City of Pittsburgh Employee Benefits

The City of Pittsburgh is dedicated to providing eligible employees and their families with affordable quality benefit options designed to meet the needs of today’s families.

Use the links below to review all you need to know about each of these offerings on our CityFit Wellness @ Work microsite.

To attract, engage, reward and retain quality employees, the City of Pittsburgh offers a competitive benefits package. These benefits include but are not limited to the following:

Medical Coverage

Medical benefits begin the first of the month following the date of hire unless otherwise stated in a union member’s collective bargaining agreement.

Telemedicine

A new cost effective way for you to see a physician via phone or video. Telemedicine can be used for minor illnesses, including flu, coughs and colds, mental health counseling and dermatology, to name a few examples. It is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.Both Highmark and Aetna offer this service. 

CityFit Wellness at Work Programs and Rewards

The CityFit Wellness at Work Program for 2016 offers employees the  opportunity to earn two (2) sets of financial Rewards by engaging in and completing the following activities:

  • Biometric Screenings
  • Wellness Profile
  • Wellness Pledge
  • Tobacco Activity
  • One other Activity of your choice

Employee Assistance Program

A Confidential and completely voluntary program, unless completion is required for your position. Only you decide whether or not to use the help. Life Solutions;  Login information, Username: pghcity, Password: solutions. Go to the Life Solutions for over 60 helpful Skill Building exercises geared towards helping you grow personally and professionally.   

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Eligible employees of the City of Pittsburgh can enroll in the City’s Flexible Spending Account Program. This annual program allows an employee to set aside funds for medical and other qualified expenses on a pre-tax basis. The FSA uses a Pre-Paid Debt card specifically for Healthcare Related costs. Your FSA can be used towards expenses like Co-payments, Co-insurance, Eye glass expenses, and Dental or Orthodontia.

Dental Coverage

Eligible employees may participate in the City of Pittsburgh’s dental program through Delta Dental. Available to employees are three levels of coverage; Basic, Enhanced and Premier. 

If elected at time of hire, coverage will begin 90 days following the date of hire unless otherwise stated in a union member’s collective bargaining agreement.

Delta Dental

Dental Coverage Overview

Vision Coverage

Eligible employees may participate in the City of Pittsburgh’s vision program through Vision Benefits of America (VBA). Available to employees are three levels of coverage; Basic, Enhanced and Premier.

If elected at time of hire, coverage will begin 90 days following the date of hire unless otherwise stated in a union member’s collective bargaining agreement.

Vision Benefits of America

Vision Coverage Overview

Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)

The City of Pittsburgh provides eligible employees with basic Life and AD&D insurance. Options for supplemental life are available. 

Short Term Disability/Long Term Disability Insurance (STD/LTD)

Eligible employees will be enrolled in the City of Pittsburgh’s STD/LTD Plan and be given an option to buy-up to an enhanced plan.

Voluntary Benefits

The City of Pittsburgh offers a variety of voluntary benefits including AFLAC, Legal Services, Identity Theft Shield, and Pet Insurance.

Tuition Reimbursement Program

Tuition reimbursement is offered to eligible employees of the City of Pittsburgh. In addition, the City partners with numerous area universities to provide special Tuition Discounts.

Retirement Pension

Eligible employees are enrolled in the City of Pittsburgh Municipal, Police, or Fire Pension Plan.

Municipal Pension Fund Office: 412-255-2655.

457 Deferred Compensation Plan

The City of Pittsburgh offers eligible employees the opportunity to defer compensation on a pre-tax basis into a governmental 457 Plan. A 457 plan is a voluntary non-qualified tax-deferred compensation plan that is similar to a 401K or a 403B. An employee may defer compensation into the plan on a pre-tax basis.  

  • For example; if you earn $25,000 per year, and set aside $3,000 dollars into the plan, you will be taxed on $22,000 per year instead of $25,000 per year.  
  • No waiting period to begin investing or rolling over a previous savings plan. (401K) and/or (403B)
  • There is a ceiling to how much you can invest per year. $18,000 for anyone under the age of 50. $24,000 for anyone age 50 and over.

Deferred Comp Form

Transportation Fringe Benefits Program

This benefit is offered to help employees lower taxes on income used to pay for public transportation (bus passes) and parking fees.


Please contact the Benefits Office at 412-255-2532 with any questions.

 

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