November 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

Fall is in the air as we wrap up our annual luncheons/dinners with the Arizona site being the last to gather on November 17.

Annual healthcare Open Enrollment is now a top priority. The Intel health and benefits enrollment window for the Intel Retiree Medical Plan (IRMP), VSP Vision, and Met Life Dental runs from October 26 through November 13, 2015. Click here for more information.

HEALTH/BENEFITS – Tom Piete, Chairperson

ANNUAL HEALTHCARE ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN
Look here for deadlines and resources available to help you make your choices (note: these are the accurate deadlines, other mailings may not have been clear).

View 2016 Annual Enrollment Virtual Roadshow – online presentations providing details for retirees not yet Medicare eligible and those who are Medicare eligible.

Note to Medicare eligible retirees (typically over age 65), educate yourself about how an indemnity policy works when making your IRMP decision. In the Virtual Roadshow select Retiree Health Program Summary. Pages 7 and 8 show a good explanation of how the plan reimburses, as the plan does not reimburse in the same way as a Medicare Supplemental plan. IRMP can provide extra benefits not covered by Medicare (check to see if you use these services) and an out-of-pocket maximum that will limit your costs if you have major medical needs.

If you are not yet Medicare eligible and looking for healthcare coverage

  • Contact Aon Retiree Health Exchange by calling the Intel Health Benefits Center at (877) GoMyBen (466-9236); Say “Aon Retiree Health Exchange”
  • Talk to a licensed health insurance broker for your state
  • Try searching internet search engines for information on how to purchase medical insurance
  • Access the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace exchange for your state at https://www.healthcare.gov/

If you are Medicare eligible and looking for supplemental healthcare plans

  • Contact Aon Retiree Health Exchange by calling the Intel Health Benefits Center at (877) GoMyBen (466-9236);  Say “Aon Retiree Health Exchange”
  • Go to medicare.gov to research your options for Medicare coverage and supplemental plans
  • Another good resource is the US News and World Report article with this year’s ratings of Medicare Advantage plans.

DISCOUNTS – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson

CONSIDERING A VEHICLE PURCHASE? INTEL ADVANTAGE HAS A DEAL FOR YOU!
Click here for important information.

COMMUNICATION – Debbie Watson, Chairperson

EXECUTIVE SERIES: YOUSSEF EL-MANSY – MR. “COPY EXACTLY”
When Youssef El-Mansy retired from Intel in 2004, leaving behind the work that he loved, he had a plan for his retirement that ended up working out to be even better than he expected. Read about his life after Intel.

COUNTERFEITING, COMPUTERS, CARPENTRY AND CONSULTING
Meet Lonnie Hurst who retired from Intel after a fascinating career filled with managing crises, as well as fighting fraud and counterfeiting. Oh, and developing leadership too! Read more.

ANDY GROVE AWARDED CHURCHILL LEGENDARY LEADERSHIP AWARD
Andy Grove was honored with the Legendary Leadership Award at the 5th Annual CHURCHILLS, an event hosted by the Churchill Club to highlight excellence in innovation, leadership, collaboration and social benefit, for the purpose of inspiring others.

Even as Andy battles Parkinson’s, he is still inspiring others. Here are his words as he accepted the award: “One item food for thought, as we sit here and go through what each of us have done, our colleagues have done, my contemporaries have done, let’s remember that millions of young people who had the misfortune of being born in the wrong national boundaries are going through all the horrors described. I made it. Let’s try in a little way to help them make it.” To hear what true leaders are made of, watch the youtube video from 1:23:43 to 1:49:15.

VOLUNTEER – Ben Manny, Chairperson

ARE RETIREES LEAVING MONEY ON THE TABLE?
Last year less than 3% of our retirees submitted Intel Involved hours, yet 40% of employees submitted hours. If the retiree participation equaled the employee rate, the payout would be over $7 million. Think of the impact to our local communities! Most volunteer hours for public charities are eligible for an Intel Involved matching grant.  Click here for Intel Involved program details. With less than two months left this year, there is still time to volunteer and report your hours.

SITE UPDATES

THE FINAL 2015 ANNUAL RETIREE DINNER IS HAPPENING NOVEMBER 17
Arizona site:  November 17, Ocotillo Golf Resort, Chandler, Guest Speaker/ Frank Sanders

New Mexico: Lunch Social (no host) – November 19, RSVP required, check calendar for details.

Oregon site: Click here to see all the people who attended the Intel Oregon 10th annual retiree dinner on October 20.

Visit site calendars to view activities in your area.

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