From The Board – Barb Frank, President
Annual retiree luncheons or dinners have just occurred for Arizona, Oregon, the Bay Area and Massachusetts. Folsom will be rescheduled to the first of the year so that a guest speaker can be lined up. Thanks to Intel for helping us with mailing invitations, the budget and providing interesting and engaging speakers for our dinners.
Health/Benefits – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson
The government’s Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program (CLASS), slated to assist Americans in need of long-term care, has been deleted from the health care reform law. To understand why it was deleted and how that might impact you, click here.
We have recently learned that Met Life will discontinue accepting new members into its Long-Term Care Insurance in the near future. Intel retirees have access to this voluntary benefit. It is your responsibility to pay the premium, although you can apply for reimbursement from your SERMA balance. It is available through Intel, but we believe that access will end by the end of 2011. Click here for more information, or call Met Life at 800-438-6388.
Don’t forget open enrollment for Intel Retiree Medical Insurance, ends on Nov 11, 2011. This information has been sent to your home.
Communication Committee – Randy Williams and Howard High, Chairpersons
New Vault Cards Coming in December
VAULT CARDS for great discounts will be mailed out in December to those retirees who have a current mailing address on file.
IMPORTANT: Due to incorrect mailing addresses, Intel reminds us that it is receiving approximately 200 mailings returned each time information is sent to retirees. Recently, you should have received both a postcard in August and a dinner invitation in September from the Intel Retiree Organization. If you have not received information from Intel recently concerning the dinners, please update your home mailing address and your email address.
Volunteer Committee – Ben Manny, Chairperson
Intel Involved Internationally
If you are a US retiree and volunteer outside the United States, your volunteer hours may still qualify for a matching grant from the Intel Foundation. The program operates the same way as described here. You will need to help the organization complete the necessary paperwork to show they are the equivalent of a US 501(c)3 organization, which most international non-profits are NOT. Request forms here.
MASSACHUSETTES: Mike Adams, fab manager, hosted twenty-two retirees at a luncheon on 10/20/11 at the Hudson site. Ann Hurd, public relations and Carolyn Kelley, Hudson HR also participated. Thanks to all for a great turnout!
OREGON: Click here to see the write-up and pictures from our October dinner which was attended by 70 guests.
FOLSOM: Dinner postponed until January, 2012.
ARIZONA: 73 guests attended our first dinner event! Thanks to Steve Megli, VP of TMG who presided over a great Q and A session and Intel business update. Check out the pictures and write-up here.
BAY AREA: 61 guests attended our third dinner event and enjoyed hearing Jackie Sturn, Materials VP give an Intel update.