DAS General Services Building
1225 Ferry St SE, Ste B, Salem
 
PEBB Public Meeting Minutes
Tues., May 15, 2012; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
 
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NOTE:  Time codes for the video stream (xx:xx:xx) are provided at the beginning of each section and at each action taken by the Board. Please refer to the recorded video stream of this meeting for additional details. Agenda items may be heard out of order.
 
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PEBB Board Members
Sean Kolmer, Chair
Peter Callero
Sen. Betsy Johnson, ex officio
Tom Jovick
Diane Lovell, Vice Chair
 
Paul McKenna
Fariborz Pakseresht
Rich Peppers
Jeanene Smith
 
PEBB Staff
Bobbie Barott
Joan Kapowich
 
Kathy Loretz
Chérie Taylor
Guests
Jeff Akers, Kaiser
Linda Ames, LFO
Jill Freeman, OCHCP
Sally Kallianis, Willamette Dental
David O’Guinn, PEBB member
Vicki Palmer, PEBB member
Cynthia Platonov, ODS
Jamie Sewell, The CHP Group
 
Carol Simila, OHA
Cash Singleton, Providence
Diane Skutack, BHS
Dr. Tom Syltebo, Kaiser
Dana Tierney, Regence
Deborah Tremblay, OJD
Adam Villareal, Leg
Kay Zimmerli, Kaiser
Consultants
Mikel Gray, Mercer
Kari Johnson, Mercer
 
Aanya Lee, Mercer
Agenda
Welcome/Approval of Minutes
Overview of Meeting and Updates
Final Renewal Presentation
Stabilization Fund
 
Plan Design
Retreat Overview and Next Steps
Public Comment

 
VIDEO STREAM: 00:00:00/03:06:14
1.
Welcome/Approval of Minutes (info/action: Bdatt. 1)
Chair Kolmer called the meeting to order, welcoming members and attendees. Calling for approval of the Board’s April 17, 2012 minutes.
 
ACTION: Peter Callero moved to approve both meetings’ minutes, which was carried by Tom Jovick. The Board unanimously approved the minutes.
 
Administrator Kapowich provided an overview of the meeting to the Board, as well as updates on PEBB activities and other issues.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02:53
2.
Final Renewal Presentation (info/action: Bdatts.2, 2a)
Ms. Johnson and Ms. Lee presented Board-requested information on final dental plan rates, VSP utilization, Kaiser’s final premium rates and final Providence information for the Board’s action.
 
FINAL DENTAL PLAN RATES/VSP RATES: Kari Johnson, Mercer
 
ACTIONS: Tom Jovick moved Mercer’s recommendation to accept 2013 ODS dental plan rates. Rich Peppers carried the motion, which passed unanimously in a roll-call vote.
 
Rich Peppers moved Mercer’s recommendation to accept VSP’s 2013 vision renewal, which was carried by Peter Callero. The Board unanimously passed the motion in a roll-call vote.
 
FINAL MEDICAL PLANS (KAISER/PROVIDENCE STATE-WIDE AND CHOICE): Aanya Lee, Mercer
 
Tom Jovick moved Mercer’s recommendation to accept Kaiser’s 2013 medical renewal rates. Diane Lovell carried the motion, which the Board passed unanimously in by roll-call vote.
 
Rich Peppers moved Mercer’s recommendation to accept Providence’s 2013 medical renewal rates. The motion was carried by Diane Lovell and the Board passed it unanimously by roll-call vote.
 
Peter Callero moved Mercer’s recommendation to accept Weight Watchers’ 2013 medical renewal, which was carried by Diane Lovell. The Board unanimously passed the motion by roll-call vote.
 
 
 
 
 
 
06:47
 
10:00
 
 
 
15:56
 
 
 
16:27
 
 
 
 
29:10
 
 
 
31:32
 
 
 
39:08
 
3.
Stabilization Fund (info/discuss: Bdatt.3)
Mikel Gray, Mercer, presented the projected stabilization fund balance, and the low, medium and high Risk-Based Capital needs, based on current census, utilization and plan design.
 
 
39:30
 
RETURN FROM BRIEF RECESS
01:23:07
4.
Plan Design (info/action: Bdatts.4, 4a, 4b, 4c)
Administrator Kapowich led discussion regarding plan design changes for the 2013 year, how many members would be impacted, costs, sustainability and how the options of adding a $100 per prescription maximum, or adding an out of pocket maximum of $1,000 for pharmacy, as well as changes to the HEM program will support the Board’s mission and vision.
 
ACTION: Rich Peppers moved to approve the modified version of Model B (left-hand column only), without the deductible. Diane Lovell carried the motion. The motion failed to carry by roll call vote, four for and four against.
 
NOTE: The Board paused to hear public comment before voting on the carried motion.
 
ACTION: Tom Jovick moved to support Model B, which Jeanene Smith carried. Mr. Jovick then amended his motion to include a $250 deductible; however, the amended motion failed to carry.
 
Mr. Jovick then moved to use Model B with a $100 deductible. The motion was carried by Jeanene Smith and the Board approved the motion by roll-call vote, four for and three against. NOTE: Although Chair Kolmer’s vote was moot, he declared for the record that he supported this motion, which made the vote five for and three against.
 
ACTION: Rich Peppers moved to implement a $1,000 out-of-pocket maximum on prescription drug benefits, which was carried by Peter Callero. The Board unanimously passed the motion by roll-call vote.
 
 
01:23:25
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02:27:06
 
 
02:14:10
 
 
 
 
02:40:32
 
 
 
02:45:11
 
 
 
 
 
03:03:42
 
RETURN FROM BRIEF RECESS
 
02:35:46
5.
Retreat Overview and Next Steps
Chair Kolmer tabled this item due to meeting time overrun.
 
02:46:12
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
Written public comment was submitted to the Board by:
Ken Allen                                                                  JoAnne MacFarlane
Ullyssa Althaus                                                        Mary Jane Mathews
Michele Clark                                                           Lisa Pierson
Sharron Fuchs
 
Oral public comment was given by:
Linda Bergin                                                             Carol Simila
Keary DeBeck
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02:14:10
 
ADJOURN
03:06:13