July 2016 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. Note: Within 2 weeks, your retiree email account will automatically be established.

FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President

OVER 443 NEW RETIREES JOIN IRO IN JUNE… WELCOME ALL!
Your intelretiree.com email address is automatically assigned to you within 2 weeks of joining IRO. Details about your intelretiree.com email address can be found on our FAQs. You can use this address on your Intel retiree business cards and other networking collateral.

JOIN OUR IRO MEMBERS ONLY CLOSED FACEBOOK GROUP TO VIEW ANDY GROVE MEMORIAL VIDEO
At the family’s request, the Andy Grove memorial video has been posted on a secure Facebook Group page for access by Intel retirees. Only IRO members may join the Facebook group. If your Facebook name differs from the name you used when you joined IRO, send an email to our mailbox to speed up the process of getting your access approved.

A CELEBRATION OF ANDY GROVE’S LIFE AND LEGACY
Howard High attended the memorial service for Andy and his story of the event will be sent as a separate email to our membership in July.

HEALTH AND BENEFITS – Tom Piete, Chairperson

3 OPTIONS FOR MEDICAL COVERAGE IN 2017

  1. Intel Retiree Medical Plan (IRMP): Annual Enrollment dates: 11/7/2016 – 12/2/2016; coverage effective 1/1/2017
  2. (Non-Medicare) Exchange Annual Enrollment dates: 11/1/16 – 1/31/17 Understand that there could be a lapse in coverage if you don’t enroll in 2016, but wait until January 2017
  3. Medicare Annual Enrollment dates: 10/15/16 – 12/7/16; coverage effective 1/1/2017

As a reminder: Intel retirees receive a mailing regarding annual enrollment options. It is important to keep your mailing address up to date with Intel. Click here to find the process to update your mailing address with Intel.

DISCOUNTS – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson

NEW DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE, THE PROCESS IS WORKING!
Discounts for AT&T wireless services and Sunpower solar services are now available through Advantage. If you have already registered for Advantage, click here to log in. To register for the Advantage portal with your Intel employee WWID click here. Note: You must be an official retiree of Intel to qualify for this discount pricing.

Thanks to retirees for your involvement. When retirees send an email to our IRO mailbox asking if certain employee discounts can be extended to retirees, IRO follows up with Intel.

INTEL BADGES REPRODUCED
You want to take advantage of a special discount but must have an Intel badge, or you need proof that you worked for Intel. Click here for information on the process to request a reproduction.

Oregon retirees: Adidas and Columbia require Intel employee badges to attend their sales. You can use your former employee badge or a reproduction. Nike restricts usage and Intel is not considering extending Nike discounts to Intel retirees.

VOLUNTEER – Ben Manny, Chairperson

INTEL MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM UPDATE
Intel expects to announce details of the new Matching Gifts program in July and IRO will notify members when this is official. For an overview of this program and other matching grant programs, click here.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE INTEL INVOLVED PROGRAM?
Most volunteer questions emailed to the IRO mailbox (intelretiree@gmail.com) or posted in the IRO Facebook Group are answered in the Volunteer FAQ posted here.

ENCORE PERFORMANCE: A SECOND CAREER OPPORTUNITY
When Tom Preston retired from Intel after 17 years, he took advantage of a unique partnership between Intel, Encore.org and the United Way of Central New Mexico. He was placed at The Thinkery, Austin’s museum for children focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and math education. Read more about his experiences.

UPCOMING SITE SOCIAL EVENTS

Visit individual site calendars to view details of social activities in your area. Read bio of your site representative.

ARIZONASave The Date – Sixth annual retiree dinner is Wednesday, November 16 BAY AREA – See calendar for July 21 lunch; New Site Contact: Valerie Kohl FOLSOM – November 3 annual dinner atmpire Ranch Golf Club; read about Folsom’s first retiree luncheon that was held June 3
MASSACHUSETTS – November 5 annual dinner at The Manor, West Boylston, MA NEW MEXICONew Site Contact: Elizabeth Shurter OREGON/WASHINGTON
See calendar for August 23 lunch

SITE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

To view multi-site opportunities, visit the All Intel Sites Opportunity page.

ARIZONA – Be a STEM teacher; Free arts for abused children; 2016 GCU back to school BAY AREA – STEM; Hunger & Homelessness; Environmental; Corp. for National & Comm. Service FOLSOM – currently being updated
MASSACHUSETTS – Habitat for Humanity; United Way of Tri-County, Wheat Community Connections NEW MEXICO – currently being updated OREGON/WASHINGTON – currently being updated

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