- 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 for key information or contact our mailbox. IRO has members who can help answer your retirement questions. Note: Within 2 weeks, your retiree email account will automatically be established.
FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President
ANNUAL DINNER UPDATE
All invitations have been sent via email to IRO members who are near a site where there is a dinner. Visit site calendars (or see calendars below) for specific event details at your nearby site.
IRO BOARD NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Barb Frank, President, and Cheryl Pruss, Vice President, have been nominated by the Board to continue in their positions on the board… are there others who would like to be put into nomination from membership? IRO does have an opening for Board Secretary beginning January 1, 2017. To view all IRO roles, including Board Secretary, please visit our new Roles & Responsibilities page here. If you are interested in joining this dynamic and fun team and be in the know, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief bio and let us know your interests. Prior participation in IRO committee and/or board business is expected.
A MILLION THANKS TO OUR 1,000 SURVEY PARTICIPANTS! The Intel Retiree Organization (IRO) survey is done with 248 of you providing input to make this volunteer organization better. The response rate was an incredible 25%! That is sufficient to give us a 95% confidence level in the results, with a 6% margin of error. Your IRO volunteers are now analyzing the data and creating an action plan. Thank you for your help!
|ASK IRO MAILBOX
QUESTION: Is there a place where retirees can go to understand their Intel retirement benefits?
ANSWER: Yes! Your Intel Retiree Organization (IRO) has created a website for that exact purpose at intelretiree.com. From the Benefits tab, select the Retirement Timeline to see your benefits listed on one page. If you still have questions, send an email to the IRO Mailbox where a volunteer will get back to you within 24 hours.
HEALTH & BENEFITS – Tom Piete, Chairperson
HEALTH INSURANCE TERMS… GETTING READY FOR OPEN ENROLLMENT
When you are making health insurance decisions during the upcoming open enrollment, there are some terms you need to understand in order to compare plans. Go to Healthcare.gov (the federal healthcare exchange website) to get the facts. The general reality for all plans is the higher the monthly premium, the lower the out-of-pocket costs will be.
HEALTH INSURANCE QUESTIONS RELATED TO OPEN ENROLLMENT
We know we have many new retirees coming up on open enrollment for the first time as retirees. Our health and benefits committee has assisted retirees with getting their questions answered for more than ten years. If you have general questions related to IRMP, SERMA, and the open enrollment topic, please send them in to our mailbox. We’ll summarize the questions received with responses in our next Newsflash (including links whenever possible). Specific detailed questions should continue to go to : Intel Health Benefits Center at 877-466-9236, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific), our article in the next Newsflash will focus on knowledge sharing.
DISCOUNTS – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson
MCAFEE FREE SOFTWARE FOR EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES
We contacted Intel to find out if there is an impact to the free McAfee software offer for employees and retirees, after the reported sale of McAfee. Intel said they are still working through all of the implications of the sale. We will advise you when we know more, meanwhile free McAfee software is still available to official Intel retirees, here is a link to the offer.
COMMUNICATION – Debbie Watson, Chairperson
INTEL APPOINTS BOB SWAN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Click here to read more.
INTEL SELLS STAKE IN MCAFEE
Intel agreed to sell a majority stake in its computer-security unit to private-equity firm TPG. TPG will take a 51% stake in the business, recently called Intel Security, and will use the McAfee name originally associated with it. Read the full article here.
EXERCISE YOURSELF TO GOOD HEALTH IN RETIREMENT
Bill MacKenzie, a self-described cycling addict, has crossed the country from LA to Boston, from Canada to Mexico and is now planning a 3,053-mile ride to Florida. His advice to all of us is ‘get up and move.’ Click here to read more.
VOLUNTEER – Ben Manny, Chairperson
DOUBLE THE IMPACT OF YOUR NON-PROFIT AND EDUCATION DONATIONS
Join over 200 retirees who have already signed up for Intel’s new Matching Gifts program. First time users need to contact email@example.com to create an account and obtain the required log in information. Join now to take full advantage of your 2016 Intel matching funds. For complete details of the program click here. Note: This program has replaced the annual Fall Community Giving/United Way program.
LEGOS + ROBOTS + KIDS + TOURNAMENTS +VOLUNTEERS = FUN & FUTURE ENGINEERS
Now in its 16th year Intel is once again the Title Sponsor of the Oregon’s FIRST Lego League program. Many volunteer opportunities to help judge and facilitate tournaments. Help inspire the next generation to pursue Engineering and Technical careers. For more information on the Oregon program click here. For more general information about this year’s challenge and to find opportunities at other sites click here.
SITE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
IRO’S SITE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES CONTINUE TO BE UPDATED Please visit your site’s link under the Volunteer tab on IRO’s website or to view multi-site opportunities, visit the All Intel Sites Opportunity page.
|ARIZONA – Anderson Elementary – Project Lead the Way; Audubon Arizona gardening; Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts – 11/5||BAY AREA – Fun science experiments for elementary students, community outreach, environmental volunteers, Boys & Girls Club of Peninsula||FOLSOM – 60 new opportunities encompassing; animals, human services, children, environment, STEM|
|MASSACHUSETTS – Habitat for Humanity; United Way of Tri-County, Wheat Community Connections||NEW MEXICO – United Way of Central New Mexico||OREGON/WASHINGTON – Ano Arts Academy, engineering mentors for Southridge High School|
UPCOMING SITE SOCIAL EVENTS
Visit individual site calendars to view details of social activities in your area.
|ARIZONA – November 16 – 6th annual retiree dinner at Ocotillo Country Club; Guest speaker: Steve Megli||BAY AREA – October 1 – afternoon social; November 17 – annual dinner at Michael’s Shoreline; Guest speaker: Josh Walden||FOLSOM – November 3 – annual dinner at Empire Ranch Golf Club; Guest speaker: TBD|
|MASSACHUSETTS – Nov. 5 – annual dinner at The Manor – Guest speaker: Rachael Hamer||NEW MEXICO – November 17 (please note date & speaker additions) – 1st annual retiree dinner at Club Rio; Guest speaker: Brian Rashap||OREGON/WASHINGTON – Oct. 12 – annual dinner at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club – Guest Speaker, Julie Coppernoll; Dec. 13 – lunch social|