FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President
TALK TO US!
In setting our priorities, we are looking for your input and we’d like our retirees to tell us how we can improve. What information is important to you? Where should we focus our efforts? Send all suggestions to our mailbox to help us meet your needs.
HEALTH/BENEFITS COMMITTEE – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson
LIVE HOMEWORK HELP – UPDATE FROM INTEL
This benefit is now only for active Intel employees and their children. The costs have gone up on the program and the budget has been reduced. This program will not be offered to retirees in the short term; however, you can read about the program by clicking on this link. When we are alerted that changes occur in programs that affect Intel retirees, we will notify you in a News Flash announcement. Funding for including retirees in this program is currently being sought.
GENWORTH FINANCIAL SUSPENDS LONG-TERM CARE COVERAGE
Genworth is suspending sales of long-term care products in California, a trend which continues among many insurance companies. Read more detail here from the Wall Street Journal.
IGNORE INTEL/HEWITT EMAIL REGARDING CHANGES
Due to a system upgrade, an email was sent in error stating that changes were made to your email and mailing address. Your email address, mailing address and mailing preferences have not been changed so please disregard these emails sent in error. If you have any questions, call the Intel Health Benefits Center at (877) 466-9236.
COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE – Debbie Watson, Chairperson
SECRETS OF ORGANIZATION – THE RESULT OF LIFE AFTER INTEL
Peggy Bishop, an Arizona retiree for over a decade, has transitioned from Intel to a successful career as a published author. Read how those AR lists we were all familiar with still help her prioritize, and check out her latest book, Secrets of Organization.
VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE – Ben Manny, Chairperson
REVISED INTEL INVOLVED MATCHING GRANT GUIDELINES
Revised guidelines for volunteer hour matching grants are posted on our website. These guidelines include: current matching grant limits, a more complete description of the type of volunteer work, which non-profits are eligible for the program, and the Intel Foundation Non-Discrimination Policy which non-profits must confirm compliance with to be eligible to participate in this matching grant program.
MOBILE APPS NEEDED FOR TRACKING VOLUNTEER HOURS
Anyone use a smart phone for tracking hours? Using a cloud-based spreadsheet allows updating from a mobile device, but this requires the same amount of data entry with the added challenge of a tiny keyboard and small screen. If you are using a mobile application to track volunteer hours that you would recommend to others, please send your tip to our mailbox and it will be added to our IRO volunteer page.
ARIZONA – Retirees are invited to join the AZ chapter of the Intel Alumni Association for a get-together on April 4 at Taggia Restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale. Click here to reserve your spot.
BAY AREA – Join us for a Day at the Races on April 27. See our calendar for details.
MASSACHUSETTES – If you are interested in supporting the April 17th Bring Your Kid to Work day at the Intel Hudson facility, go here for more information.
NEW MEXICO – Join us for a no host lunch on May 15 where we’d like to meet socially and gauge interest in future events. See our calendar for details.