September 2015 Intel Retiree News Flash

Attendance at board meetings is open to all retirees who are members of IRO.  If you would like to listen to your board at work, please send a request with one week’s notice to Barb Frank at Frankbarbara@sbcglobal.net.
Are you a new retiree? Visit the IRO website where we have summarized key information.

FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President

HAVE YOU READ THE RETIREE CONTINGENT WORKFORCE ANNOUNCEMENT?
Your Board has been working on a key objective: “Building an Intel retiree community that is an asset to Intel and the communities in which we reside.” Intel put together this pilot program as a way to utilize the valued asset that they see retirees to be and we are very pleased to see its launch! Click here to read the announcement. Within the announcement, click on the link to KellyOCG for submitting your resume. Also find a link to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), along with answers from Intel. Use our mailbox (intelretiree@gmail.com) for questions about this or other benefits. FAQs will be updated periodically.

HEALTH/BENEFITS – Tom Piete, Chairperson

NEW DISCOUNT FOR FED-EX OFFICE
As Intel’s preferred print-on-demand provider, FedEx Office now offers retirees a 15% personal use discount off their print services. This discount can be accessed on the Intel Retiree Portal after Friday, September 4. If you haven’t yet registered for the Retiree Portal, click here. Once logged in, access the Fed-Ex Office discount and print out your Personal Use Discount Card to use at any Fed-Ex Office location or when placing orders on line.

OPEN ENROLLMENT IS COMING YOUR WAY: SAVE THE DATES
1. INTEL’S 2016 RETIREE ANNUAL ENROLLMENT
October 26 – December 15, 2015.
Click here to learn more.

2. MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD
October 15–December 7.
Changes will take effect on January 1st. Find out more at https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/11219.pdf (look on page 5).

3. PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (PPACA) OPEN ENROLLMENT
November 1, 2015 – January 31, 2016.
First date 2016 coverage can start is January 1, 2016. Click here to learn more.

COMMUNICATION – Debbie Watson, Chairperson

EXECUTIVE “LIFE AFTER INTEL’ SERIES”
WILL SWOPE: GORGE GUY
Retired Vice President and General Manager Will Swope, and wife Annette, have made the massive change from Intel to retirement by traveling to Europe, spending time at their ranch in Trout Lake and enjoying their new lifestyle soaking in the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge from their home in Underwood, Washington. Click to read more about their lives after Intel.

VOLUNTEER – Ben Manny, Chairperson

ENCORE! ENCORE!
Intel’s Encore Fellowship program is alive and well in Oregon! Rod MacDow loved working at Intel – the highlight of his high-paced 42-year high-tech career. Read how Intel’s Encore Fellowship program was just the bridge Rod needed to transition to a rewarding retirement.

TROUBLE FINDING TIME TO VOLUNTEER?
Volunteering is one of those things that we all agree is worthwhile, but it doesn’t always find its way to the top of the list. It can sound vaguely intimidating or overwhelming, and sometimes the opportunity is inconvenient or isn’t quite what we had in mind. Meet one of our Intel retirees, Lori Davidson, who has volunteered her time with several organizations since retirement and has managed to find a way to balance it all.

RETIREES MAKE GREAT PC PALS
“PC Pals” is an email-based mentoring program created and administered by Intel. Grade school students are paired with Intel employees and retirees during the school year and exchange emails once or twice per week. Click here for more details and how to sign up for the start of fall classes.

SITE UPDATES

ANNUAL RETIREE DINNERS COMING THIS FALL
Check website calendars for individual site dates and details. Speakers will include: Arizona – Frank Sanders
Bay Area – Steven Holmes
Oregon – Kirk Skaugen
Massachusetts – Jeff Fadden
Folsom – Upendra Kulkarni.

ARIZONA – 25th Anniversary Intel Variety Show – Mark your calendar and Save the Date for the 25th Anniversary Intel Variety Show that will be held at Chandler Center for the Arts on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at 7:00p.m. Click for more information.

BAY AREA – Take a look at volunteer opportunities in the Bay Area.

FOLSOM – Check out the latest Q3, 2015 volunteer opportunities in Folsom.

OREGON – SAGE is a Portland-based non-profit inspiring people over 50 to give of their time, talent and passion to help future generations thrive. SAGE motivates action and volunteerism through grassroots conversations and leadership development, so that older adults engage in causes that are vital to the needs of children, youth, and future generations. Check out the SAGE website for more information and their fall program offerings for Oregon residents.

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