Providing outstanding care is at the center of our mission at UPMC. So when it comes to our workforce, UPMC is dedicated to providing outstanding employee benefits that help our team thrive at work and home. From programs and perks that prioritize the health and wellness of you and your loved ones to others focused on helping you grow your career and invest in your future, UPMC offers benefits that actually benefit you. Whether it’s your first day at UPMC, or your last month before retirement, UPMC’s employee benefits are here to support you. Let’s explore 10 of those stand-out benefits that UPMC employees enjoy!

1. Caregiving Support

Your loved ones are your top priority. When childcare plans fall through, emergencies come up, or an elderly family member needs an extra hand when you’re not able to be around, UPMC employees can have peace of mind with a premium membership to As part of your membership, UPMC provides five backup care days for children or adults per calendar year, plus unlimited access to’s database of services for household assistance, pet sitters, and more.

2. Paid Time Off

UPMC’s paid time off (PTO) program allows our employees to earn PTO benefits that provide time off from work to take care of the things that are important to them. Enjoy up to five weeks of paid time off accrued per year for sick, personal, or vacation time, as well as seven paid holidays a year. Plus, earn up to 16 extra PTO hours through our employee blood donation program. Need more or less than that? During select times, eligible staff may also qualify to purchase additional PTO (PTO Buy) or sell excess PTO (PTO Sell).

3. Student Loan Refinancing

UPMC offers several options to help employees find solutions to better manage student loan debt. Employees can obtain a reduced rate or rate deduction when refinancing student or Parent PLUS loans with SoFi, available for both federal and private student loans. Additionally, UPMC partners with Savi, a service that helps borrowers enroll in government repayment and forgiveness programs* that could help lower their monthly payments and potentially eliminate their debt.

* Did you know that most of UPMC’s roles qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness?

4. Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

We know that health care coverage isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. That’s why as a UPMC employee, you have choices when it comes to your medical, dental, and vision benefits. You can select from four unique UPMC Health Plan options to access the medical coverage that meets the needs of you and your family, along with dental and vision options. Each plan also offers the ability to add a spouse/domestic partner and eligible dependents.

5. Employer Match for Retirement Savings

Saving for your retirement is one of the most important things you can do during your working years, and UPMC is here to support you as you build the future you want. Through UPMC’s Cash Balance and Savings Plans, employees can earn up to 8% of your eligible pay in retirement contributions from UPMC.

6. Tuition Assistance

You’ve got big goals and dreams, and UPMC wants to help you achieve them. Through UPMC’s tuition assistance program, receive up to $6,000 of financial assistance per year at accredited institutions. This benefit is available to both you and your family, which includes your spouse, domestic partner, or dependent child.

7. Family-Building Benefit

UPMC provides many family-building benefits and support for your unique parenting journeys. Employees have a $5,000-lifetime maximum for fertility benefits, as well as an additional $2,000 benefit available when services are received at UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital.

8. Adoption Assistance

Another important family benefit is Adoption Assistance, which reimburses eligible staff up to $2,000 for Qualified Adoption Expenses, per adoption, per family. And when the time comes to welcome a new family member, UPMC offers eligible employees up to two weeks of Paid Parental Leave.

9. Pet Insurance

Your furry friends are part of the family, too. UPMC employees can now enroll in voluntary pet insurance with MetLife Pet Insurance and receive a 20% discount on plans. With flexible coverage that offers up to 100% reimbursement, and freedom to visit any U.S. licensed vet, this benefit will keep you and your furry friends happy.

10. Retail Perks and Discounts

And last but not least, enjoy discounts on a variety of services, merchandise, and experiences offered exclusively to you as a UPMC employee, such as car insurance, theme parks, travel services, sporting events, and national retailers.

And that’s not all! UPMC also offers employees:

  • Employer-Paid Life Insurance
  • $18/Hour Minimum Wage by 2026
  • Family Planning Resources
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Awards for Champions of Dignity & Respect and ACES (Award for Commitment in Service Excellence)
  • Center for Engagement & Inclusion
  • Programs for Veteran Engagement
  • Ongoing Learning via Linkedin Learning
  • Accelerated Career Pathways for Growth
  • Robust Instructor-led Education and Learning Pathways

* Note: Benefits described may not be applicable to all staff.

When it comes to employee benefits, UPMC cares a lot about offering our team programs and perks that focus on your total well-being: physical, emotional, financial, and professional. Learn more about what opportunities are available to you to join the UPMC team and become part of our mission to change health care for the better.