December 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

ATTENTION ENCORE FELLOWS
As your Encore Fellowship draws to an end, do you want to keep using your Intel skills to make a difference in an organization? Please contact the IRO mailbox (intelretiree@gmail.com) to explore joining the IRO board or a committee. We have roles that:

  • Work with Intel on current and future retiree benefits
  • Play an integral part in connecting retirees to volunteer opportunities
  • Establish and maintain relationships with Intel site committees
  • Grow and sustain a fresh and complete website
  • Communicate key information to IRO members

We are interested in fueling the pipeline for our leadership team. We want to be poised for the future to continue making a difference for Intel retirees. Keep your momentum going, have fun and stay connected.

HEALTH/BENEFITS – Tom Piete, Chairperson

AON HEWITT RETIREE EXCHANGE CONCERNS ADDRESSED
The Intel Retiree Organization (IRO) shared concerns posted to the IRO Facebook group with the Intel Retiree Health Program Manager. The issues were regarding their experience with the Aon Hewitt Retiree Health Exchange. Intel has been meeting regularly with Aon Hewitt to make improvements. Some actions have already been implemented to improve your experience.

SEND ISSUES TO IRO MAILBOX
As a reminder, the IRO mailbox (intelretiree@gmail.com) is staffed by IRO volunteers who respond within 24 hours and who elevate issues to the Intel health/benefits representatives and questions/experiences should be directed to the mailbox.

HEALTH INSURANCE DEADLINE REMINDER
Non-Medicare retirees through Dec. 11 and Medicare eligible retirees through Dec. 3 can set up an appointment by contacting the Aon Retiree Exchange by calling the Intel Health Benefits Center at 877-466-9236 and say “Aon Retiree Health Exchange.” Select the “set up new appointment” option.

SHOULD I HAVE LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE?
To get an estimate of the current costs for Long Term Care (LTC) in your state, click here.

Premiums have increased significantly. The IRS has increased how much of the premium people can deduct and the daily amount that participants can receive tax-free. To find out more, click here.

DISCOUNTS – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson

HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT THE INTEL STORE
You may be interested in products from the Intel store.

ADVANTAGE PROGRAM AND EMPLOYEE PURCHASE PLAN OFFER DISCOUNTS
Restaurants, hotels, apparel, movie tickets, car purchase discounts are offered through the Advantage Program. The Employee Purchase Plan (EPP) allows you to purchase products directly from Intel, its subsidiaries and some partners. Click here for more information.

COMMUNICATION – Debbie Watson, Chairperson

Life After Intel: Executive Series
MEET INTEL’S “MR. CHIPSET,” RON SMITH
There have been a few people at Intel, who because of their product’s or technology’s impact, have made their names synonymous with those achievements. Read Ron’s story here.

DIANE BRYANT: FROM HOMELESS TO A TOP INTEL EXEC
Chase your passion, or chase money? Surprisingly, Diane Bryant chose the latter. Diane’s career is one of the most improbable success stories in technology. Click here to read her story.

ARE YOU GOING TO SIGN UP FOR THE RETIREE CONTINGENT WORKFORCE PROGRAM?
The new pilot program allows retirees to use their Intel knowledge and skills to earn extra money, while providing Intel with an unmatched source of Intel experience. If you sign up and secure an assignment, please send an email to our mailbox, intelretiree@gmail.com. We need your feedback to evaluate this pilot program. Click here to read Intel’s announcement of the program and here to see the initial list of FAQs.

VOLUNTEER – Ben Manny, Chairperson

HARD DEADLINE IS JANUARY 15, 2016 FOR REPORTING INTEL INVOLVED VOLUNTEER HOURS
Last year only 167 retirees reported Intel Involved hours.  Volunteer hours performed for most 501(c)3 public charities will count toward a $10 per hour matching grant. Click here for link to the on-line reporting form and further details on the Intel Involved Retiree Benefit program.

CROSS MY HEART
Patti Colvin took advantage of an Intel Encore Fellowship to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged youth. Read about her experience with Heart of Oregon Corps.

SITE UPDATES

RECORD TURNOUT FOR ALL ANNUAL EVENTS!
Visit the IRO web page featuring Articles About Our Social Events to read about and see photos from all site events!

UPCOMING SITE ACTIVITIES
Visit site calendars to view activities in your area.
Arizona:

  • Don’t forget about the Arizona public school tax credit for 2015. Click here for information on how to get it matched 50% to the school.
  • Kyrene Traditional Academy (KTA): Assist K-3rd grade students with reading and math facts or with their STEM program during the school day. KTA is the only Kyrene school to receive the Blue Ribbon status and one of the four schools in AZ to receive this distinction. Volunteers who are interested can contact Stephanie at 480-541-1500.

Folsom: Folsom’s 2016 event dates are already booked! Check FM Site Calendar.

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