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March 20, 2012
DAS General Services Building
1225 Ferry St SE, Ste B, Salem
 
PEBB Public Meeting Minutes
Tues., March 20, 2012; 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
 
                                                                                                                         APPROVED20120417
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
Senator Betsy Johnson (ex officio)
Tom Jovick
Diane Lovell, Vice Chair
 
Paul McKenna (absent)
Fariborz Pakseresht
Rich Peppers
Jeanene Smith
 
 
PEBB Staff
 
Joan Kapowich
Kathy Loretz
 
Bobbie Barott
Chérie Taylor
 
Guests
 
Reshma Ananthakrishnan, Providence
Don Antonucci, Regence
Evin Faulhaber, Kaiser
Troy Marcoe, Kaiser
Julie Marshall, Cascade Centers
Vicki Palmer, PEBB member
Paul Pfnister, AFLAC
 
Cynthia Platonov, ODS
Jean Poling, Kaiser
David Scearce, The Standard
Cash Singleton, Providence
Diane Skutack, BHS
Dennis Thompson, Statesman Journal
Dana Tierney, Regence
 
Consultants
 
Mikel Gray, Mercer
Aanya Lee, Mercer
 
Kari Johnson, Mercer
 
Agenda
 
Welcome/Approval of Minutes
Overview of Meeting and Updates
Operations Subcommittee Update
PEBB Work Plan
Public Comment
Round 1 and 2 Renewal Letters
Other Benefit Requests
 
 
Providence Health Improvement Fund
HEM – Looking Forward
Kaiser Health Assessment Demo
Providence Health Assessment Demo
EAP Year-end Report
Increasing Health Activities: Videos (2)
 
 
VIDEO STREAM: 00:00:00/04:49:33
1.
Welcome/Approval of Minutes (info/action: Bdatts. 1/1A)
Chair Kolmer called the meeting to order, welcoming members and attendees. Calling for approval of the Board’s Feb. 16 and 21, 2012 minutes. Diane Lovell moved to approve both meetings’ minutes, which was carried by Tom Jovick. The Board unanimously approved both minutes.
 
Administrator Kapowich provided an overview of the meeting to the Board, as well as updates on PEBB activities and other issues.
 
 
00:01
 
 
02:26
 
 
02:34
2.
Operations Subcommittee Update (info/discuss/discuss: Bdatt.2)
Deputy Administrator Loretz reviewed the March 12, 2012 Operations Subcommittee meeting with the Board. Tom Jovick, a Subcommittee member, and Mikel Gray, Mercer, responded to Board questions.
 
 
04:33
3.
PEBB Work Plan (info/discuss: Bdatt.3)
Administrator Kapowich discussed current work load with the Board.
 
 
32:30
 
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
The Board received written public comment from Peggy Rinck.
 
Messrs. Gregg Loudermilk and Paul Pfnister, AFLAC, gave oral public comment.
 
 
31:59
 
02:28:13
 
RETURN FROM MID-DAY RECESS
 
01:27:20
4.
Round 1 and Round 2 Renewal Letters (info/action: Bdatts.4/4A)
Kari Johnson, Mercer, presented Mercer’s most recent carrier responses to 2013 dental renewals and examples of life insurance rates. Aanya Lee and Mikel Gray, Mercer, reviewed carriers’ responses to medical renewals. NOTE: Action on this item was deferred to April’s meeting pending receipt of clarifying information requested by the Board.
 
 
01:27:30
01:54:08
5.
Other Benefit Requests (info/action: Bdatts.5/5A)
Bobbie Barott, Plan Design Manager, presented vendor and member requests for 2013 plan year additional benefits.
 
Actions: Tom Jovick moved to accept staff’s recommendation (Bdatt.5) to not expand current offerings for the 2013 plan year. Diane Lovell carried the motion, which the Board passed unanimously.
 
Diane Lovell moved to accept staff’s recommendation (Bdatt.5A) to not add voluntary benefit plans for the 2013 plan year. Tom Jovick carried the motion, which was unanimously passed by the Board.
 
 
02:49:59
 
 
 
 
02:56:33
 
 
 
03:00:55
6.
Providence Health Improvement Fund (info/discuss: Bdatt.6)
Administrator Kapowich led a discussion of projects, both underway and completed, that were funded by the Fund, and proposed criteria for evaluation of possible future projects. The Board will continue discussion of this item at its May strategic planning meeting.
 
 
02:46:01
7.
HEM – Looking Forward (info/discuss: Bdatts.7/7A)
Administrator Kapowich lead a discussion of the Providence Health Improvement Fund, including completed and initiated projects completed, and proposed criteria for funding future projects.
 
NOTE: Item 7 was tabled by Chair Kolmer due to time constraints.
 
 
 
 
 
 
02:45:20
8.
Kaiser Health Assessment Demonstration (info/discuss: Bdatt.8)
Jean Poling and Kay Zimmerli, Kaiser, presented an overview of Kaiser’s web-based member health assessment and e-lessons (‘healthy lifestyle programs’) for the Board.
 
 
03:01:22
 
RETURN FROM BRIEF RECESS
 
03:40:00
9.
Providence Health Assessment Demonstration (info/discuss: Bdatt.9)
Cash Singleton and Reshma Ananthakrishnan, Providence, reviewed Providence’s health assessment and e-lessons (‘health conversations’) websites to the Board.
 
NOTE: Audio resumes after a brief channel loss.
 
 
 
03:40:19
 
 
 
03:45:23
10.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Yearend (2011) Report (info/discuss: Bdatt.10)
Dr. Julie Marshall, Cascade Centers, Inc., presented annual member utilization of PEBB’s employee assistance program, as well as quality metrics and other information to the Board.
 
 
 
04:16:44
11.
Creative Example of Increasing Health Activities – Videos (2) (info/discuss)
Administrator Kapowich presented two short videos to the Board to demonstrate compelling, creative motivation for increasing health activities. Links to videos follow:
 
  1. 23 and ½ Hours
  2. Piano Steps
 
 
 
04:37:15
 
 
 
 
04:37:58
04:47:26
 
ADJOURN
04:49:32