Welcome New Retirees! Visit the IRO website where we have summarized key areas.
FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President
A MESSAGE FROM YOUR BOARD
This fall hundreds of Intel retirees will gather at our annual dinners to renew friendships, get current on Intel news, and rejoice in knowing they helped create and build the world’s most important company. The new book, The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore and Andy Grove Built the World’s Most Important Company, validates the claim. After all, they couldn’t put it in a book if it weren’t true! If you haven’t gotten yours yet, maybe you’ll get lucky and win a copy as a door prize.
Each of us knows that the character of a big company is a many-faceted jewel that is cut, in part, by the employees who toiled to make it great. Part of that accomplishment is a result of the friendships built and the trust cultivated over many years working with our fellow blue badgers.
So once a year, the Intel Retiree Organization, with support from Intel, holds fall gatherings at various sites to keep our family together and strong. It is open to all retirees and their guest.
Here are this year’s events with more detail found on our site calendars:
Bay Area: October 16, Michaels at Shoreline, Mountain View, Guest Speaker TBD
Oregon: November 4, Embassy Suites, Washington Square, Tigard, Guest Speaker/Tom Garrison, VP in the PC Client Group and GM of the Business Client Platforms Division
Arizona: November 12, Ocotillo Golf Resort, Chandler, Guest Speaker TBD
Folsom: November 20, Empire Ranch Golf Club, Folsom, Guest Speaker/Michael A Hurley, VP in the Platform Engineering Group
The Intel Retiree Organization asks each of you to not only attend, but take a moment to reach out to one of your favorite Intel retiree colleagues and ask them to join in the night of revelry. We promise no late sheet sign in, no showers and no ARs, but Intel’s culture and language will live on and the greatness will never end – at least it never did on our watch.
We hope to see you there!
HEALTH/BENEFITS – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson
OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD
Intel’s open enrollment period will be from Oct. 27 – Nov. 14. Annual enrollment guides for Intel’s Retiree Medical Plan should arrive to the homes of retirees beginning the week of 10/10/14.
YOUR OPTIONS WHEN EITHER COBRA ENDS OR YOU NEED TO PURCHASE HEALTHCARE INSURANCE
The Health and Benefits Committee recently revised the article on purchasing healthcare insurance when COBRA ends, or at any other time a retiree is looking to purchase healthcare insurance. With tips from other retirees and links to Intel websites, Tom Piete, committee member, updated the article to reflect changes that have occurred since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Click here to read the article.
MCAFEE DISCOUNTS NOW AVAILABLE TO RETIREES
Effective immediately, Intel retirees are eligible for the McAfee discounts currently available to Intel employees! There are three product discounts available: McAfee AntiVirus Plus, McAfee Internet Security, and McAfee Total Protection. Click here for more information on the price and how to purchase the software.
AUXILIARY CIRCUIT AND ACCESS TO EMPLOYEE PURCHASE PLAN – UPDATE
A portal has been developed by Intel – just for retirees – that will give access to the Employee Purchase Plan (EPP). This is a retail website where Intel products are offered at special low prices and will also provide access to the McAfee employee discounts. The second part of this website includes a place to read Intel news much like the internal Circuit page. This new portal will be called Auxiliary Circuit. Unfortunately, problems have come up in implementation and the website has been delayed. We’ll inform you through the News Flash when the new launch date is determined.
COMMUNICATION – Debbie Watson, Chairperson
A GLIMPSE INTO INTEL’S CORE M
For those interested in Intel’s next generation architecture, you’ll find this article worth reading.
WEARABLES, WHEELCHAIRS AND WIRELESS – THE 2014 IDF
The 2014 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) was held from September 9 to 11 in San Francisco. Visit the Newsroom on Intel’s website. Intel has posted the keynote address, several interesting videos and Mega-Session replays. Check out Stephen Hawking’s connected wheel chair, the Synapse mind-controlled dress and Jimmy the Social Robot. There’s lots of great content to enjoy!
VOLUNTEER – Ben Manny, Chairperson
DO BLOOD DONATIONS COUNT TOWARD INTEL INVOLVED HOURS?
A retiree asked if the time spent donating blood was eligible for an Intel Involved matching grant. The Intel Involved program allows two volunteer hours for each blood donation and three hours for a double red blood cell donation. If you are not sure about an activity, be sure to ask using the IRO mailbox, and we will check for you.
HOW DOES A 501(C)3 QUALIFY FOR AN INTEL INVOLVED MATCHING GRANT?
Most 501(c)3 organizations are eligible to receive an Intel Involved matching grant for volunteer hours performed by an Intel retiree. A detailed program description is posted on our website. The first time Intel Involved hours are submitted for an organization, the JK Group will determine eligibility and obtain needed paper work. The volunteer does not need to do anything except submit their hours. Please see the IRO website, for how to report hours and other Intel Involved information.
The Oregon annual dinner is November 4. Venue is still the Embassy Suites from 5pm-9pm. Guest speaker is Tom Garrison, VP in the PC Client Group and GM of the Business Client Platforms Division. Check the calendar for more details.
Our luncheons average 25 retirees and are a fun way to reconnect. Interested in helping to plan Oregon’s Retiree Lunches which are held every other month? Please contact Judy Goodman.
DATE MOVED FOR ANNUAL DINNER
The Folsom annual dinner has been moved to November 20. Venue is still the Empire Ranch Golf Club from 6pm-9pm. Guest Speaker is Michael A Hurley, VP in the Platform Engineering Group. Check the calendar for more details.