November 2012 Intel Retiree News Flash

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The Intel Foundation is offering matching program to assist with relief efforts for hurricane Sandy. All documentation of personal donations must be received by November 16, 2012. Gifts will be matched up to $2,000 per retiree. Details are posted on our website.

FROM THE BOARD – President, Barb Frank

BOARD NOMINATIONS RESULTS
The terms of our current officers are up at the end of this year, so per our Charter and Bylaws, we asked for nominations via email the last week of October. The only nominations that came in were from the current Board, who recommend that our current 3 officers remain for another 2 year term. Those officers are:
Barb Frank – President
Cheryl Pruss – Vice President
Caspar Helmer – Secretary
Our Committee Chairs and your Site Coordinators are all appointed positions by the Board.

HEALTH AND BENEFITS COMMITTEE – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson

OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS NOVEMBER 9
We are in the open enrollment period for the Intel Retiree Medical Plan which runs to November 09, 2012. Do not miss this opportunity to consider your options for your healthcare coverage. If you are looking to understand your options and considering purchasing insurance on the open market, we have three insurance brokers (AZ, OR and CA) who retirees have used with good results. To receive contact information for these brokers, send us an email along with your site. If you live in other states, help may be available through the insurance commission of your state. Go to this website for more information. Check our July News Flash for additional links to resources.

NEW METLIFE DENTAL IS A ONE-TIME OPPORTUNITY-DEADLINE NOVEMBER 15
Recently an Intel retiree asked if the new MetLife Dental plan was a now-or-never offering. This will be a one-time opportunity for current retirees. New retirees will have the option of enrolling upon retirement. MetLife is looking into changing this policy so that people can enroll at a later date, but no timeframe is available yet.

COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE – Debbie Watson, Chairperson

FROM EMPLOYEE TO RETIREE AND BACK AGAIN
Mike Richmond tells about his decision to retire and his subsequent decision to return to Intel. Read his interesting Life After Intel story here.

SOCIAL MEDIA SURVEY RESULTS
Last month many retirees responded to our survey about publishing email addresses of members. Although the overall response was very positive, there were a number of concerns regarding privacy and the Board decided not to publish email addresses. However, you can choose to make yourself known to other members.To make this possible, we have a presence on various social networks. On Facebook, we have a closed group: Intel Retiree Organization. Contact Caspar Helmer, Intel Retiree Organization Secretary and International Coordinator with questions, suggestions or concerns.

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE – Ben Manny, Chairperson

VOLUNTEER HOURS MATCHED BY INTEL-JANUARY 15 DEADLINE
The Intel Foundation matches each hour that Intel employees and US retirees spend volunteering in schools and non-profits with a cash donation of $10 per hour. The volunteer hours of all Intel employees and US retirees are accumulated to determine the total annual grant. To submit your hours, fill out this form online. Click here for the Intel Foundation 2011 Payout Report.

SITE UPDATES

ARIZONA – Our second annual dinner was held on October 29 with 63 people attending. Pictures and write-up are on our website.

OREGON – Our annual dinner was held on October 29 with 69 people attending. Pictures and write-up are on our website.

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