FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President
NEW DISCOUNTS NOW AVAILABLE TO RETIREES!
Thanks to hard work by Intel retirees, Cheryl Pruss, Judy Goodman, and Intel, we have expanded many employee discounts to retirees. Click on the Intel Vault Card link. Log on to the Passport website using firstname.lastname@example.org as your email address to find available discounts. New discounts include Ford, Chrysler, AT&T, Sprint, HP, Dell and Lenovo. Verizon is NOT offering a retiree discount at this time.
AT&T, Sprint and Chrysler require validation as an Intel retiree. For their validation only, we have created a unique Intel retiree email address for you to use, ending in @intelretiree.com. As an example, if your current email is email@example.com, your Intel retiree email address would be firstname.lastname@example.org. For the AT&T, Sprint and Chrysler discounts, use the @intelretiree.com email address. These companies may send an email to your new @intelretiree.com address for validation reasons. This address will forward these emails to your personal email address. (There is no physical mailbox set up to give you access to send emails from this address.) It can take AT&T 30 minutes to confirm, but you will receive an additional 20% discount on cellular service. You do not need to use this for any other discounts at this time or for any other purposes.
We continue to work on extending additional discounts to retirees which might need this unique email address. Specific details on these four discounts, our efforts to increase discounts or employee program benefits and why Intel cannot offer certain discounts or access to employee programs can be found here as Part 3 of our series. If you have any questions, please contact our mailbox.
“DO SOMETHING WONDERFUL”- A CELEBRATION SPONSORED BY INTEL ALUMNI NETWORK
Intel retirees have an opportunity to join fellow Intel alumni on October 14 for the biggest gathering of former Intel employees ever attempted. In recognition of a remarkable 45-year history, the Intel Alumni Network, in association with the Computer History Museum, presents a celebration of past, present and future. Learn more about this event and see who is attending.
HEALTH/BENEFITS – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson
NEED SOCIAL SECURITY FORMS COMPLETED BY INTEL?
If you have received paperwork from your Social Security Office that needs to be completed by Intel, please fax them to Intel’s US Health Benefits Services fax number at 505-893-1630. Also, be sure to note on the fax how you would like to have the forms returned (i.e., fax back to specific number, or send to home address, or sent to your local Social Security office) along with the return fax number/mailing address.
GET READY FOR AFFORDABLE CARE ACT CHANGES IN 2014
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), better known as ObamaCare, is coming soon in the form of Health Care Exchanges for each state. Starting October 1st , 2013 residents will be able to compare rates for health insurance to cover their entire family, including children up to age 26, in 2014. You can visit our website for a much more detailed article regarding premiums and coverage. To find out which plans are available in your state, click here and select your state of residence.
COMMUNICATION – Debbie Watson, Chairperson
GERRY PARKER – EMPLOYEE NUMBER 99 AND HIS LIFE AFTER INTEL
As part of our executive interview series, we caught up with Gerry Parker and learned how he has gone from Intel Executive to world traveler to walnut farmer. Check out his fascinating adventures!
“IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN DO IT!”
Meet Bill MacKenzie, 2013 Intel retiree, who pedaled coast to coast on two wheels and fulfilled his life’s dream – a story not to be missed!
VOLUNTEER – Ben Manny, Chairperson
Q1/Q2 – 2012 INTEL INVOLVED PAYOUT REPORT NOW POSTED
The Intel Foundation payouts for reported 2012 volunteer hours is found here. This report shows the accumulated payouts that were distributed in Q1 and Q2 – 2012. A report for Q3 is expected in October. Additional payouts are planned for Q4 as some non-profits still have not completed the new paperwork this year affirming compliance to Intel’s non-discriminatory policy. The spreadsheet states that one can check on eligibility of an organization by clicking on a link, however this link is behind the Intel firewall and not available for Intel retirees. You can check on the compliance or payout status of an organization by sending an email directly to email@example.com.
ANNUAL DINNER EVENT EMAILS ARRIVING SOON
Email invitations which provide details on how to sign up for our annual fall dinner events will be sent to all members in late September/early October. Intel no longer mails invitations to all retirees, so be sure to check your emails for your fall event invitation. Retirees who are not members of the Intel Retiree Organization have received a one-time postcard encouraging them to join in order to receive the latest news about benefits and events. Visit your site calendar for event dates, times and places.