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Public Employees' Benefit Board Meeting Minutes
June 1, 2009
Public Employees’ Benefit Board
Mon., June 1, 2009, 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
DAS General Services Building
1225 Ferry St SE, Salem, OR
Approved 7/21/09
NOTE:  Time codes for the video stream (x:xx:xx) are provided at the beginning of each section.
              Please refer to the recorded video stream of this meeting for additional details.

Board Members Present
Suzanne Nelson, Chair
Rich Peppers, Vice-Chair
Peter Callero
Rocky King
Diane Lovell (via phone)
Bret West
Paul McKenna (via phone)
Jeanene Smith
Rep. Tina Kotek
Sen. Wm. Morrisette (via phone)
PEBB Staff Present
Joan Kapowich
Lydia Lissman
Wendy Edwards
Bobbie Barott
Chérie Taylor
Margaret Smith-Isa
Chelsea Hollingsworth
Guests Present
Darcy Engle, Willamette Dental
Consultants Present
No consultants were present.
Welcome and Call to Order
Request for Stabilization
Welcome and Call to Order
Chair Nelson welcomed Board Members, who introduced themselves verbally for the record.
Request for Stabilization Funds (info/discussion/action)
Rep. Kotek and Jeanene Smith requested $500,000 from the Stabilization Fund to support Oregon health care reform efforts in HB 2009B. The Board stated they would like greater clarity, rather than broad categories about how the money will be linked to PEBB’s Vision. Specifically, where and how will the money be used, and what will be the results? Answers to such questions would be helpful. Vice Chair Peppers moved that the PEBB Board negotiate, as part of its contract with Providence, that $500,000 out of a pool of $1.5 million (earmarked for furthering the PEBB Vision) be set aside to work together with the Legislature to develop a project for the benefit of HB 2009B and PEBB’s members. Diane Lovell seconded the motion. Rep. Kotek recommended that the Board request of the Legislature an interagency agreement or a Memorandum of Understanding on the specifics for use of these dollars. Sen. Morrisette expressed support for Rep. Kotek’s suggestion that PEBB obtain a Memorandum of Understanding with the Legislature. The Board will develop a list of projects for funding that will be in the Memorandum of Understanding. A draft will be developed by the June 16, 2009 Board meeting and will be finalized by September 1, 2009.
Action: The motion passed unanimously.