December 2017 Intel Retiree News Flash

IN THIS ISSUE:

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM IRO
SITE COORDINATORS NEEDED
ANNUAL DINNERS
ASK IRO MAILBOX
HAVE YOU MOVED?
HOT TOPIC FORUM WRAPS UP
WEBCAST LINKS
NEW MEXICO IN THE NEWS
SUBMIT VOLUNTEER HOURS
DONATE TO MATCHING GIFTS

IMPORTANT RETIREE DATES:

  • If you are expecting a W2 from Intel, your change of address must be received by this Friday, 12/ 8
  • Health Insurance Marketplace —November 1 to December 15
  • Report 2017 Intel Involved volunteer hours by Jan. 15, 2018
  • Make donations for Matching Gifts programs by Dec. 31, 2017
  • NOTE: Intel Involved 2016 volunteer hours Round 3 Payout is complete

FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR INTEL RETIREE ORGANIZATION VOLUNTEERS!
2017 has been a terrific year for making progress in those areas identified by the 2016 survey of IRO members. We’ve vastly improved the search functionality at intelretiree.com, as well as listing important retiree dates, providing new discounts and improved content for the Health & Benefits and Volunteering portions of the web site. We’re just wrapping up a pilot of the IRO Hot Topics Forum. We look forward to serving you in 2018 and wish all of our members a very safe and happy holiday season!!!

SITE COORDINATORS NEEDED
Arizona: We need an Arizona-based retiree to volunteer to take on the important role of Site Coordinator for 2018. Be hub of social interactions at YOUR site!  Interested? Contact Barb Frank.

Folsom: Folsom also needs a new Site Coordinator (or two to share) for 2018!  Keep in touch with fellow retirees and plan social gatherings of your choice. This is a fun role and requires no more than a couple of hours per month.  An Intel retiree living in the Folsom area is a must. Interested? Contact Barb Frank.

These positions also sit on our IRO Board of Directors, a two-hour quarterly meeting with fellow volunteers.

ARIZONA HOLDS ANNUAL DINNER!
Click here read all about it and check out some of the pictures! Watch for the Folsom dinner write-up in next month’s News Flash.

ASK IRO Mailbox
Question:  I understand that I need to “opt-out” of SERMA if I want to take advantage of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Premium Tax Credit. What is the process for opting out?
Answer: You are correct. Retirees may not receive tax credits from the IRS under the ACA unless they first opt out of SERMA. To Opt Out of SERMA for a tax year, contact the Intel Health Benefits Center at 877-466-9236. Then:

  1. Choose the “Your Spending Account” option.
  2. Select “SERMA”
  3. Tell the agent you wish to Opt Out.  Your account is verified and the transaction is completed.

To get more information on what types of healthcare insurance premiums can be reimbursed by SERMA (and more) go to the Intel Health and Benefits web site or to IRO’s IRMP and SERMA General Info and FAQs.

HEALTH & BENEFITS – Tom Piete, Chairperson

TO RECEIVE YOUR W2 IN A TIMELY MANNER
If you are within your first 18 months after retirement and you have moved and are expecting a W2 from Intel, your change of address must be received by this Friday, December 8. W2s are mailed by January 31 every year. For instructions on how to provide Intel your current address go to the Intel web site.

COMMUNICATION – Debbie Watson, Chairperson 

SUCCESSFUL HOT TOPIC FORUM WRAPS UP
The IRO Hot Topics Forum has wrapped up with 472 registered users, 350+ posts and 27,300+ page views. A survey has been sent to participants and the results and feedback are being analyzed. Thank you for making this pilot a success! Expect an update, plus a decision on whether to proceed with future Hot Topic Forums in the next News Flash.

CURRENT INTEL BUSINESS STRATEGIES WEBCAST LINK

UBS Global Technology Conference – Navin Shenoy
November 14, 2017 –  Link to Webcast

Credit Suisse 21st Annual TMT Conference – Bob Swan, Chief Financial Officer
November 28, 2017 – Link to Webcast

2017 WEB SUMMIT FEATURES BRIAN KRZANICH AND SANDRA RIVERA
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich presented a keynote address Nov. 7, at Web Summit in Portugal. At the event, Krzanich demonstrated data-fueled, leading-edge innovations from Intel that leverage data and artificial intelligence. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
» Download video: “Brian Krzanich at 2017 Web Summit (Keynote Replay)”
» Download video: “Sandra Rivera at 2017 Web Summit (Replay)”

NEW MEXICO IN THE NEWS
Intel’s Rio Rancho Develops New Tech Niche
Intel Rio Rancho has carved out a new technology niche for itself that’s key to the global chip maker’s continuing worldwide expansion, bringing an end to employee downsizing at the plant, at least for now.
New Site Manager Guides Intel Forward
Longtime Intel engineer Katie Prouty may be just what New Mexico needs to build newfound stability for the company’s plant in Rio Rancho.

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

INTEL INVOLVED 2016 VOLUNTEER HOURS ROUND 3 PAYOUT REPORT NOW AVAILABLE!
The posted payout report lists all previous payouts for 2016 reported hours plus the new ones in round 3. Please take a look and ensure that your non-profit is listed.

IMPORTANT DEADLINE REMINDERS

  • All 2017 Intel Involved volunteer hours must be reported by January 15th, 2018. Retiree hours are reported using this website form. 
  • Donations for the Matching Gifts programs need to be made or match requested by December 31, 2017 to ensure the matches are from your 2017 matching limits of $5,000 for charitable organizations and $5,000 for educational organizations.

Complete details for these programs are found here.

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 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: Join Intel employees in hosting Lego Robotics tournament; the American Red Cross needs your HELP

UPCOMING SITE SOCIAL EVENTS

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

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