October 2013 Intel Retiree News Flash

FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President

NEW RETIREES JOIN OUR BOARD!
Welcome to Julie Peterson and Vicki Valens, who have volunteered to join our Board.  Julie will replace Caspar Helmer as Secretary, and Vicki will replace Toni Hallenbeck as our Folsom Site Coordinator.  Learn more about Julie and Vicki on our website.

Many thanks to Caspar for his five year tenure as our Secretary.  Caspar will remain on the Board as our Social Media Expert, Facebook Administrator and International Site Coordinator.  Many thanks to Toni who is “retiring” as the Folsom Site Coordinator after more than four years.

DISCOUNT ARTICLE RAISES MANY QUESTIONS

  1. How do I order a Vault card to use for Intel retiree discounts?
  2. What discounts can’t we get at this time but are on our “ask Intel” list?
  3. What employee discounts are not offered to retirees?
  4. How do I get the new discounts with the new @intelretiree.com email?

Go here for the answers.

HEALTH/BENEFITS – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson

INTEL’S ANNUAL ENROLLMENT TIME COMING UP
Annual Enrollment for retiree healthcare insurance through Intel will be from October 28 through November 15, 2013. Look for materials explaining the Intel IRMP options, sent to your home prior to the starting date.  As a reminder, 2014 healthcare changes related to the Affordable Care Act, make it possible for those who are not yet Medicare eligible to shop for healthcare insurance on the “exchanges” now called “Health Insurance Market Place” – even if you have pre-existing conditions.  To find out which plans are available in your state, click here and select your state of residence. Intel has provided some additional guidance to retirees regarding the Affordable Care Act and IRMP, SERMA, COBRA and Medicare.  Click here to see the Q and A’s.

COMMUNICATION – Debbie Watson, Chairperson
If you’ve missed any of our Intel Executive interviews, visit our Life After Intel section to read what these active retirees are doing.

A TRIP THROUGH INTEL HISTORY WITH EMPLOYEE #22 – TED JENKINS
Learn how Ted Jenkins met Andy Grove and Gordon Moore; follow his career
through 31 years at Intel; read about his life after Intel, and his unusual retirement philosophy.

VOLUNTEER – Ben Manny, Chairperson

FLOOD VICTIM RELIEF MATCHING DONATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 7
The Intel Foundation is matching donations for Colorado and New Mexico flood aid.  Click here for details on how to apply for matching grant.

WANT TO PASS ON YOUR ENGINEERING EXPERTISE?
The Oregon Institute of Technology needs technical readers to help guide student research and read term papers for a writing class.  This can be done from anywhere using the internet.  The students are typically sophomores just getting started in their engineering classes.   Their majors include electronic, mechanical, manufacturing, software, and renewable energy engineering, engineering management, information technology, and healthcare technology fields.  A complete description of this opportunity is found here. It is the student’s responsibility to find and communicate with a technical reader.  If you are interested in having a student contact you to determine if there is a match, please email Ben Manny, giving your preferred contact information and area of engineering expertise.

INTERNATIONAL – Caspar Helmer

SOCIAL NETWORKING UPDATE:  WE’RE NEARLY AT 10% OF OUR MEMBERSHIP!
Our Facebook Group now has 197 members plus 9 requests to join which are waiting for the retiree to signup (opt-in) for membership in the Intel Retiree Organization via our webpage.  Simply fill in our form and remember to validate your email address by clicking on the button in the confirmation email!

SITE UPDATES

INTEL TO CLOSE HUDSON, MASSACHUSETTES PLANT AND LAY OFF 700
The Hudson Fab will close at the end of 2014 and lay off 700, but the Design Center will remain at the site and keep the 800 employees. Here is a detailed article from the Boston Globe.

ANNUAL DINNER INVITATIONS ARRIVING VIA EMAIL 
Detailed invitations are coming within the next week to members in Arizona, Oregon, Folsom and the Bay Area for our annual dinner.  Mark your calendar for the date below.
Arizona, Nov. 12
Oregon, Oct. 22
Folsom, Nov. 6
Bay Area, Oct. 23
Be sure to RSVP early as space is limited.  See your site events calendar for more information and detail on our business speakers.

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