November 2017 Intel Retiree News Flash

IN THIS ISSUE:
ANNUAL DINNER PHOTOS
NOTICE ABOUT COBRA COVERAGE
SOME HEALTH BENEFITS CHANGING
HELP INTEL IMPROVE RETIREE EXPERIENCE
NEW DISCOUNT
HOT TOPIC FORUMS ARE HAPPENING NOW!
WEBCAST LINK – EARNINGS
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
IMPORTANT RETIREE DATES:
Annual Enrollment is open November 1–30, 2017:
Medicare—October 15 to December 7
IRMP—November 1 to November 30
Health Insurance Marketplace —November 1 to December 15

FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President

THREE IRO ANNUAL RETIREE DINNERS HAVE HAPPENED!
Check out photos from:
Bay Area Massachusetts Oregon

THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE SHARON!
Due to personal reasons, Sharon Bernier is resigning from her AZ Site Coordinator position effective the end of this year. Sharon has been the AZ Site Coordinator since our beginnings in 2006. We will miss her! Thanks Sharon for your many contributions over the last 11 years!  We need an AZ based retiree to volunteer to take on that role from Sharon. If you are interested, contact Barb Frank@ frankbarbara@intelretiree.com.

ASK IRO Mailbox
Question:  How do I join the IRO Facebook Group?
Answer: If you are a member of IRO, simply go to the Intel Retiree Organization members-only Facebook Group and request membership. If your Facebook name is different than your IRO membership name, send a note with that information to intelretiree@gmail.com so we can reconcile and accept your membership request. This is a great forum to share info, provide tips, discuss recommendations, and connect with former co-workers. Just remember, if you have a retirement question or need help, sending a message to intelretiree@gmail.com is your best bet.

HEALTH & BENEFITS – Tom Piete, Chairperson

INTEL RETIREE HEALTH BENEFITS ENROLLMENT AND IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT COBRA COVERAGE
To learn more click here.

SOME OF THE 2018 INTEL RETIREE HEALTH BENEFITS ARE CHANGING
Click here for a quick overview.

DISCOUNTS – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson

NEW OFFER FOR RETIREES – SAFARI ONLINE LEARNING OFFERED AT A BIG DISCOUNT
The world’s most comprehensive technology and business learning platform, Safari Online Learning, is now available to IRO members at a big discount. Click to learn more.

COMMUNICATION – Debbie Watson, Chairperson

HOT TOPIC FORUM: FINDING HEALTHCARE AFTER COBRA *** PILOT PROGRAM***
Don’t forget that the pilot program for IRO’s new Hot Topic Forum is in progress through November 30th. The Forum provides a great opportunity to get the answers you need about the various healthcare options, and learn from your fellow retirees about their experiences. On October 23rd, you received an email from the Intel Retiree Organization with login instructions for accessing the forum. Can’t find your email with the registration information? Contact us via our mailbox: intelretiree@gmail.com.

CURRENT INTEL BUSINESS STRATEGIES WEBCAST LINK

Quarterly Earnings Q3 2017 Intel Corporation Earnings Call
October 26, 2017 –  Link to Webcast

RETIREES:  HELP INTEL IMPROVE THE RETIREE EXPERIENCE
While you were still at Intel, you had access to emails and Circuit information about your upcoming retirement. The HR Marketing & Communications team is improving that content and would like to hear from you! You went through it and you’re the experts. Where were the gaps? What felt incomplete or confusing? What really worked? If you’re interested in lending your perspective, email mihal.freinquel@intel.com by November 8, 2017, and she’ll set up a quick call with you. Help Intel to improve the retirement experience for years to come.

FROM THE NEWSROOM
NEW APPLICATION SOFTWARE PLATFORM TO HELP HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS REDUCE HOSPITAL READMISSIONS AND LOWER COSTS
Intel announced the launch of the Intel® Health Application Platform (Intel® HAP), an innovative application software platform that can be used by remote care solution providers to manage patients with serious or chronic conditions. Click to read more.
INTEL AND AMAZON GIVE VOICE TO SMART HOMES OF THE FUTURE
New Intel Voice Enablement Developer Kit Makes It Easier Than Ever to Create Products Integrated with the Amazon Alexa Voice Service. Learn more.

VOLUNTEER AND DONATION COMMITTEE – Ben Manny & Annette Bachmeier, Co-chairs

DISASTER RECOVERY NON-PROFITS NEED YOUR SUPPORT

  • Remember that your donations might be eligible for an Intel match through the Matching Gifts donation program Benevity Login. The program basically doubles the value of your donation.
  • Remember that your volunteering may also be eligible for a match through the Intel Involvedvolunteer program website form. The program basically provides $10.00 per volunteer hour, providing the non-profit with much needed funds to support their mission.

Complete details for these programs are found here.

OREGON SITE – URGENT NEED
Intel needs your HELP hosting a FIRST Lego League robotics tournament (12/2, 12/9, 12/10) 

OREGON SITE – The American Red Cross needs your HELP!
Donor Ambassadors to serve at local blood drives and Transportation Specialists to deliver lifesaving blood from the Red Cross to local hospitals and Red Cross Donor Centers. Please contact Red Cross Volunteer Recruiter Mark Johnson.

SITE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

ARIZONA – Intel Skills Based Volunteering; Desert Botanical Garden vol. training Nov, Jan., Feb.; PC Pen Pals and more! BAY AREA – Palo Alto Art Center needs docents to support their academic year tours. Many other opportunities also available! FOLSOMFolsom PC Pals Program; Donate blood and your time; mentor students in STEM and much more!
MASSACHUSETTS Habitat for Humanity-Metrowest/ Greater Worcester; United Way of Tri-County, Wheat Community Connections NEW MEXICOFor many NM opportunities visit the New Mexico Volunteer Connection OREGON/WASHINGTONNEW: FIRST Lego League robotics tournament (12/2, 12/9, 12/10); The American Red Cross needs your HELP; Ano’s Art Academy; Advocate for Older Adults

UPCOMING SITE SOCIAL EVENTS

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

ARIZONA – Annual retiree dinner Nov. 14 Ocotillo Country Club – 5:00-9:00p.m.; Looking for AZ Site Social Coordinator Contact Sharon Bernier BAY AREA –Annual retiree dinner was held October 25check out the photos! FOLSOM – Annual retiree dinner Dec. 1 at Empire Ranch Golf Club, Folsom – 5:30-9:00p.m.

Looking for FM Site Social Coordinator. Contact Vicki

MASSACHUSETTS – Annual retiree dinner was held October 18check out the photos! Want to help with social activities? Contact Pam Moschilli NEW MEXICO – Early Dec. (day TBD) Lunch at Turtle Mountain at 11:30a.m.; Contact Gina Trujillo or Mark Jurkowski to help out OREGON/WASHINGTON –Annual retiree dinner was held October 10check out the photos! December 5 – lunch @ 1:00p.m., Ernest’s Italian Restaurant, Portland

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