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Public Employees' Benefit Board Meeting Minutes, June 17, 2008
Public Employees’ Benefit Board
Tuesday, June 17, 2008, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
DAS General Services Building
1225 Ferry St SE, Salem
                                  
MEETING SUMMARY
 
The PEBB Board Meeting was recorded as streaming video available for viewing here using RealPlayer. You may view streams of the full morning and afternoon sessions, or you may select the link in each section of the summary below, and advance the stream to the time code noted for that section.
Note: The video stream of this meeting is erroneously titled PEBB/OEBB Board Meeting. It should be PEBB Board Meeting.
 
10:30-10:40
Welcome and Approval of Minutes (info/action: Bdattach.1 & 2),
Diane Lovell

  • May 20, 2008
  • June 3, 2008

Overview of Meeting
Lydia Lissman
 
Action: The Board approved the May 20 and June 3, 2008 meeting minutes, with the corrections to page 6 of the May 20 minutes and page 1 of the June 3 minutes. The correct statements are as follows:
 
“Sue Nelson Concurred. She suggested that if Samaritan were not part of PEBB it might allow them the opportunity to make the necessary improvements and return to PEBB in the near future.”
 
“Sue Nelson expressed concern regarding the process the Board used to make the decision not to renew Samaritan for the 2009 benefit year.
 
00:01:49 (Part 1)
Video Stream

10:40 – 11:15
Standard Demutualization Fund (info/discussion/action: Bdattach.3), 
Wendy Edwards
 
The Board received a report with options and recommendations for utilization of the Standard Demutualization Funds.  The Board selected the option(s) to be implemented in plan year 2009.
 
Action: The Board approved the staff recommendation to increase the current $5,000 life insurance benefit to $25,000 for all PEBB employees effective 1/1/2009 with the following vote:
 
Peter Callero:
Aye
Rocky King:
Nay
Paul McKenna:
Nay
Sue Nelson:
Aye
Rich Peppers:
Aye
Jeanene Smith:
Aye
Bret West
Absent
 
 

00:13:00 (Part 1)
Video Stream 
 
11:15 – 11:30
Samaritan Health Plans (info/discussion/action: Bdattach.4),  
Wendy Edwards
 
Staff presented the action plan for Samaritan Health Plans for Board review and approval.
 
Action: The Board approved the staff recommendation to accept the action plan for Samaritan Health Plans with any additional auditor costs to be paid for by PEBB.
 
01:25:25 (Part 1)
Video Stream

11:30 – 1:00
Public Comment
  1. The Board heard testimony from Heidi Allen regarding tax exemptions for dependent domestic partners.
 
00:59:40 (Part 1)
Video Stream
 
  1. The Board heard testimony from Dennis Sigrist regarding opt-out and TriCare.
 
02:41:43 (Part 1)
Video Stream

1:00 – 1:15
Break
 
1:15 – 1:30
Opt-Out and TriCare (info/discussion/action: Bdattach.5)
Bobbie Barott
 
Staff presented a brief overview on the action taken to allow members opting out of PEBB coverage erroneously to select a medical plan.
 
Action: The Board accepted the staff recommendation to approve the member-only tier of the Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon full-time PPO plan as the default coverage for members who have not met PEBB’s request by June 25, 2008.
 
01:50:11 (Part 1)
Video Stream

1:30– 4:15
2009 Benefit Plan Document (info/discussion/action: Bdattach.6) LydiaLissman and Mikel Gray, Mercer
 
The Board reviewed an introduction and overview of the issues and process for Board decisions regarding 2009 benefit offerings, along with best and final quotes with Consultant recommendations.  The Plan document provided the frame work for decisions on the following:
  • 2009 medical, vision, dental plan designs
  • 2009 administrative plan changes
  • 2009 medical, vision, dental plan premium rates
  • 2009 medical, dental plan administrative rates (self-insured plans)
  • Approval of Retiree Plan
  • Approval of Tier Structure
  • Approval of Opt-out
  • Approval of Rural Subsidy
 
Action: See Bdattach.6
 
00:00:25 (Part 2)
Video Stream

4:15 – 4:30
PEBB 2009 Administrative Rate (info/discussion/action: Bdattach 7)
Wendy Edwards
 
The Board reviewed staff recommendation for the 2009 administrative rate for PEBB operations.
 
Action: The Board accepted the staff recommendation to maintain the PEBB administrative fee at 0.6% for the 2009 benefit year.
 
Video stream not available.
 
4:30
Adjourn