November 2014 Intel Retiree News Flash

Our board meetings are open to all retirees.  Join us for the next one on December 17.
Welcome New Retirees!  Visit the IRO website where we have summarized key information for new retirees.

FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President

RESULTS OF BOARD NOMINATIONS
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 in October. The only nominations that came in were from the current Board, who recommend that our current three officers remain for another two-year term. Those officers are:
Barb Frank – President
Cheryl Pruss – Vice President
Vicki Valens – Secretary
Our Committee Chairs and your Site Coordinators are all appointed positions by the Board.

HEALTH/BENEFITS – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson

IMPORTANT ANNUAL ENROLLMENT DATES FOR HEALTHCARE
For details on the following plans, go here.
Insurance Open Enrollment for IRMP – Oct. 27 to Nov. 14, 2014
Medicare Open Enrollment – Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, 2014
Not Medicare Eligible/Eligible But Not Enrolled

INSURANCE BROKER CONTACTS
We have insurance brokers (AZ, OR and CA) whom retirees have used with good results. To receive contact information for these brokers, click here. If you live in another state, finding an insurance broker may be available through the insurance commission of your state.  You can find general information on obtaining healthcare insurance compiled from the experience of other Intel retirees here.

SUBMIT 2014 SERMA CLAIMS BY MARCH 31, 2015
The SERMA plan year runs from January 1 through December 31.  You’re allowed to submit SERMA claims for the prior year through March 31 as long as the premiums occurred while you were eligible to utilize your SERMA credits.

EMPLOYEE PURCHASE PORTAL FOR RETIREES – UPDATE
The project has encountered  delays due to the mechanics of how the employee purchase plan works as it is not the same for retirees as employees.  We will send out an email announcement when the new Employee Purchase Portal/Auxiliary Circuit is available to retirees.

COMMUNICATION  – Debbie Watson, Chairperson

THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Churchill Club is Silicon Valley’s premier business and tech forum.  Howard High, an Intel retiree, attended the recent dinner which featured Michael Malone who spoke about his book, the intel trinity. Read about the event and watch the video.

A NEW MISSION FOR INTEL’S FORMER STAR EXEC
After experiencing a massive stroke which impacted his career at Intel, Sean Maloney quit the tech industry but never quit striving. Riding his bike across America is just the first of his new endeavors. Read about Sean in the latest Fortune article, watch the video at the end and see how you can help.

VOLUNTEER – Ben Manny, Chairperson

SEPTEMBER INTEL INVOLVED PAYOUT REPORT
If your non-profit has not received a check for 2013, it could be because they have not submitted the required non-discriminatory paperwork. They still have a brief period to submit the paperwork and receive their 2013 matching grant check. The current Payout Report lists about 2000 additional organizations than the previously posted April report.  If your organization is not listed, check on their payout status by emailing Intel@easymatch.com.

HOW TO REPORT VOLUNTEER HOURS TO PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS
The Intel Foundation can only make grants to 501(c)3 public charities or their equivalent.  Public organizations like fire departments, libraries, schools or parks often form a “Friends of . . . ” type organization to support and raise funds for a public organization that would not be able to raise charitable donations otherwise.  Volunteer hours submitted for these “Friends of…” 501(c)3 organizations are eligible for an Intel Involved matching grant.  More details are found on our “Tips” page.

DEADLINE FOR REPORTING 2014 INTEL INVOLVED HOURS IS JAN. 15
Volunteer hours can be submitted to Intel any time after they have been performed, but not after January 15th. Click here for links to the on-line reporting form and further details on the Intel Involved Retiree Benefit program.

SITE UPDATES

NEW MEXICO – Welcome Gina Trujillo, our new Site Coordinator!  A luncheon has already been planned for November 20.  Check the calendar for details.

MASSACHUSETTS –  Over  50 retirees have signed up for the annual retiree luncheon on November 14!  Check the calendar for all the details.

BAY AREA – The annual retiree dinner was held on October 16.  Just click on our calendar page for a write-up of the event.

ARIZONA – Only  four days remain to RSVP for the annual retiree dinner.  See the calendar for details.  If you plan to attend, send an email that your check is “in the mail”.

FOLSOM – The annual dinner has been scheduled for November 20. See the calendar for details.

OREGON – The annual retiree dinner on Nov. 4 will have a write-up with pictures next month.

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