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April 17, 2012
 
DAS General Services Building
1225 Ferry St SE, Ste B, Salem
 
PEBB Public Meeting Minutes
Tues., April 17, 2012; 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
 
APPROVED20120515
NOTE:  Time codes for the video stream (xx:xx:xx) are provided at the beginning of each section. Please refer to the recorded video stream of this meeting for additional details. Items may be heard out of agenda order.
 
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PEBB Board Members
Sean Kolmer, Chair
Peter Callero
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
Mike Cerdan, Kaiser
Thandi Clements, VSP
Randy Cline, Willamette Dental
Sally Kallianis, Willamette Dental
Vicki Palmer, DOR
Cindi Peterson, UO
Cynthia Platonov, ODS
 
Jean Poling, Kaiser
David Scearce, The Standard
Cash Singleton, Providence
Diane Skutack, BHS
Dr. Tom Syltebo, Kaiser
Dennis Thompson, Statesman Journal
Dana Tierney, Regence
Deborah Tremblay, OJD
Consultants
Mikel Gray, Mercer
 
 
Agenda
Welcome/Approval of Minutes
Overview of Meeting and Updates
Operations Subcommittee Report
 
Round 3 Renewal Response
HEM – Looking Forward
Public Comment
 
VIDEO STREAM: 00:00:00/02:52:59
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 March 20, 2012 minutes.
 
ACTION: Rich Peppers 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.
 
 
00:01
 
 
 
 
00:39
 
00:44
2.
Operations Subcommittee Report (info/discuss: Bdatt.2)
Operations Subcommittee Chair Paul McKenna discussed the Subcommittee’s April 9, 2012 meeting with the Board, noting that the stabilization fund’s Dec. 31, 2013 projected balance was somewhat higher than originally anticipated.
 
 
07:25
3.
2013 Round 3 Renewal Response (info/action: Bdatts.3/3A)
Kari Johnson, Mercer, presented carrier responses to the Board’s Round 3 renewal questions for dental, vision and optional benefits.
 
Action: Peter Callero moved to accept Mercer’s recommendation to approve ODS’s dental renewal proposal, which was carried by Tom Jovick. The Board unanimously approved the motion by roll-call vote.
 
Action: Rich Peppers moved to accept Mercer’s recommendation to approve Kaiser’s dental renewal proposal. Diane Lovell carried the motion and by roll-call vote, the Board passed the motion unanimously.
 
Action: Tom Jovick moved to accept Mercer’s recommendation to approve Willamette Dental’s dental renewal response. The motion, being carried by Diane Lovell, was unanimously passed by the Board by a roll-call vote.
 
Ms. Johnson continued her presentation with vision and option benefit renewal proposals.
 
Action: By consensus, approving VSP’s 2013 vision renewal response was deferred to May’s meeting pending receipt of clarifying information requested by the Board.
 
Action: Peter Callero moved to accept Mercer’s recommendation to approve 2013 administrative fees for ASIFlex and Benefit Help Solutions. Tom Jovick carried the motion, which the Board passed unanimously by roll-call vote.
 
Mikel Gray, Mercer, presented carrier responses to the Board’s Round 3 medical renewal questions.
 
Action: The Board, by consensus, deferred approval of 2013 medical renewals to May’s meeting, pending the outcome of additional Board inquiries.
 
 
23:39
 
 
 
 
45:03
 
 
 
45:50
 
 
 
 
46:22
 
46:40
 
 
 
 
01:00:46
 
 
 
 
01:02:35
 
01:03:01
 
 
 
 
02:19:20
 
RETURN FROM BRIEF RECESS
 
01:40:05
4.
HEM – Looking Forward (info/discuss: Bdatts.4/4A)
Administrator Kapowich presented HEM program designs from other states and private entities, discussing with the Board HEM plan design options for its consideration that show promise for increasing member engagement in the program.
 
 
02:19:54
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
No public comment was submitted to the Board.
 
 
01:40:35
 
ADJOURN
02:52:58