Employee Benefits

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

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 Care

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

A new cost effective way for you to see a physician phone or video. Telemedicine can be used for minor illnesses, including flu, coughs, colds, mental health counseling and dermatology and more. It is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  All medical carriers offer this service.


Voluntary Benefits

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


Employee Assistance Program - LifeSolutions

Sometimes, life gets messy. 
That's when you need Life Solutions EAP, a no-cost, confidential employee assistance program for you and members of your household.


Flexible Spending Account (FSA) - ConnectYourCare

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. You make this annual election at open enrollment each year. 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 glasses, dental or orthodontia expenses. For details go to the FSA page.


Dental Coverage


Vision Coverage


Life & Disability Insurance

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 an enhanced plan.



Retirement Pension

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

Municipal Pension Fund Office: 412-255-2655. https://pittsburghpa.gov/pension/about-pension

Police Pension Office 412-255-2719 

Fire Pension Office 412-255-2968


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. $19,500 for anyone under the age of 50. $25,500 for anyone age 50 and over.

  • This plan has loans and emergency hardship withdrawl features.

Deferred Comp Form  


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 Education Partner Discount Summary. Call Pam Vogel at (412) 255-2712 for more information.  


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.


CityFit Wellness Program

Learn about the CityFit Wellness Program by clicking here.