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Public Employees' Benefit Board Meeting Minutes, October 21, 2008
Public Employees’ Benefit Board
Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
DAS General Services Building
1225 Ferry St SE, Salem
Approved December 16, 2008
Note: Time codes for the video stream (00:xx:xx) are provided at the beginning of each section.
Welcome and Approval of Minutes (info/actionBdattach.1)

Sue Nelson
- August 19, 2008 Minutes
Action: The Board approved the August 19, 2008 minutes.
Overview of Meeting

Lydia Lissman
Report on Self-Insurance (info/discussion/actionBdattach.2)
Mikel Gray, Mercer
At the July 2008 Board meeting the staff and consultant were directed by the Board to conduct an analysis of what is required for further expansion of PEBB medical self-insurance and to develop an 18 month strategic action plan for implementation. The consultant reported on the findings from the analysis and recommendations for action. The Board discussed issues that need to be addressed to expand medical self-insurance and determined next steps.
Action: The Board approved moving forward with the strategic action plan for self funding medical plans in plan year 2011.
Oregon Prescription Drug Program (info/discussion/actionBdattach.3)
Joan Kapowich – Introduction
Sheree Swanson, Mercer
PEBB prescription drugs using Regence data were re-priced by ODS, the administrator of the Oregon Prescription Drug Program. Data was then independently audited by the PEBB consultant, Mercer, who presented a report on the findings and recommendations to the Board.
Missy Dolan, OPDP Administrator presented public comment.
Ms. Dolan distributed written testimony of her comments on the cost analysis.
Helen Sherman, Regence Chief Pharmacy Officer, presented public comment.
Representative Kotek, PEBB Board Member, submitted a statement that was read into the record.
Rep Kotek expressed her commitment to the implementation of the Oregon Health Fund Board’s recommendation on the OPDP.
Action: The Board approved the consultant’s recommendation to postpone a decision on a prescription drug carve out and address this as part of an RFP for self-funding for plan year 2011..
Public Comment
During this time period PEBB members and members of the public addressed the Board with comments, suggestions, recommendations, or concerns regarding PEBB benefits or other Board business. The Board continued with agenda items following public presentations.
Dennis Sigrist
Mr. Sigrist presented information regarding Tricare opt-out and the 2007 Defense Appropriations Act.
Rick Luthe
Mr. Luthe’s written testimony regarding 2009 rates was distributed to the Board on October 16, 2008. Mr. Luthe did not appear for public comment.
Board Governance (info/discussion/actionBdattach.6)
Lydia Lissman
Staff presented information on concepts for inclusion in Board bylaws. The Board was asked to decide on the process for development of the draft by-laws.
Action:The Board approved option 1 for the development of bylaws. Staff will develop draft bylaws for presentation to the full Board at the December or January Board meeting.
November Board Planning Meeting (info/discussion: Bdattach.5)
Lydia Lissman
The Board discussed the format and goals for the November planning meeting.
Cafeteria Plan Overview (info/discussion: Bdattach.4)
Bobbie Barott
The Board received a high level overview of the key requirements governing an IRS Section 125 Cafeteria Plan under which PEBB operates and state employees receive benefits.
Report Discussion (info)
  • Open Enrollment Update

Ingrid Norberg presented current data on Open Enrollment for 2009 benefits.
Reports were sent to the Board on October 16, 2008. There were no presentations.