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Public Employees' Benefit Board Meeting Minutes
Feb. 16, 2010
Public Employees’ Benefit Board
DAS General Services Building
1225 Ferry St SE, Ste B, Salem
Public Meeting Minutes
Tues., Feb. 16, 2010; 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Approved – 03/16/2010
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. Topics may be heard out of order from the agenda.
Board Members Present
Rich Peppers, Chair
Peter Callero
Rocky King
Diane Lovell
Paul McKenna
Fariborz Pakseresht
Jeanene Smith
Barney Speight
PEBB Staff Present
Bobbie Barott
Wendy Edwards
Chelsea Hollingsworth
Joan Kapowich
Kathy Loretz
Margaret Smith-Isa
Guests Present
Lori Almand, EES
Donna Chastain, OSU
Thandi Clements, VSP
Doug Hart, OSU ES
Kristina Herron, Providence
Sally Hill, Providence
Julie Marshall, Cascade EAP
Megan Myrick, Willamette Dental
Paul Pfnister, AFLAC
Cynthia Platanov, ODS
Jean Poling, Kaiser
David Scearce, The Standard
Diana Skutack, BHS
Deborah Tremblay, OJD
Tim Wilson, EOU
Denise Yunker, OUS
Andrea Zottola, Providence
Consultants Present
Mikel Gray, Mercer
Kari Johnson, Mercer
Hans Leitzinger, Mercer
[VIDEO STREAM: Screen 1]
Welcome and Approval of Minutes
Overview of Meeting and Updates
Health Screening Report
Bariatric Surgery
Financial Monitoring Process
Public Comment
Operations Update
[VIDEO STREAM: Screen 2]
Providence Transition Update
Board Elections/Operations Subcommittee
Opt Out
Tier Weighting
Rural Subsidy
Update on Preliminary Renewal Proposals
VIDEO STREAM: Screen 1 (00:00/01:39:08)
Welcome and Approval of Minutes (info/discussion/actionBdattach.1)
Chair Peppers opened the meeting and called for a motion to approve minutes from the Board’s Jan. 19, 2010 meeting.
Action: Rocky King moved to approve the Board’s Jan. 16, 2010 minutes. Diane Lovell seconded and the minutes were unanimously passed.
Overview of Meeting and Updates
Joan Kapowich updated the Board on general topics of interest and reviewed the agenda.
Health Screening Report (info/discussion/actionBdattach.2)
Margaret Smith-Isa reported on the 2009 Health Screenings and requested a Board decision regarding staff recommendations for a change of schedule.
Action: Chair Peppers tabled this agenda item, pending receipt of further data gathering by staff.
Bariatric Surgery (info/discussion: Bdattach.3)
Margaret Smith-Isa shared the results of members’ bariatric surgeries performed while enrolled in Regence.
Financial Monitoring Process (info/discussion: Bdattach.5)
Mikel Gray, Mercer, discussed the use of experience data and how and when the Board can use it in decision-making for self-insured program benefit design.  
Public Comment
PEBB members and members of the public addressed the Board with comments, suggestions, recommendations or concerns regarding PEBB benefits or other Board business.
VIDEO STREAM: Screen 2 (00:00/02:33:32)
Providence Transition Update (info/discussion)
Jason Lincoln and Sally Hill, Providence, presented an update on the status of operations, a provider network update and a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) transition plan as they pertain to PEBB’s Statewide Plan/Providence ASO.
Operations Update (info/discussion: Bdattach.4)
Wendy Edwards, Director of Operations
The Board will receive an operations update.
Chair Peppers removed this item from the agenda to accommodate timing overrun resulting from multiple public comments.
Rural Subsidy (info/discussion: Bdattach.8)
Wendy Edwards, Director of Operations, discussed rural subsidies as they will be applied in the 2011 and 2012 Plan Years. Decisions were tabled until the Board’s Mar. meeting.
Board Elections / Operations Subcommittee Appointee (info/discussion/action)
The Board elected a new Vice Chair and tabled appointment of a Board Member to the Operations Subcommittee.
Actions: Rocky King nominated Barney Speight to sit as Vice Chair. Mr. Speight’s nomination was seconded by Peter Callero. The motion passed unanimously.
Chair Peppers tabled appointment of a new member to the Operations Subcommittee pending outcome of the newly-formed Patient Safety Commission, which has requested representation from a PEBB Board Member.
Opt Out (info/discussion: Bdattach.6)
Wendy Edwards, Director of Operations, discussed opt out as it will be applied in the 2011 and 2012 Plan Years. Decisions were tabled until the Board’s Mar. meeting.
Tier Weighting (info/discussion: Bdattach.7)
Wendy Edwards, Director of Operations, discussed tier weighting as it will be applied in the 2011 and 2012 Plan Years. Decisions were tabled until the Board’s Mar. meeting.

Update on Preliminary Renewal Proposals (info/actionBdattach.9)
Wendy Edwards, Director of Operations, and Hans Leitzinger (medical renewals) and Kari Johnson (dental, vision, optional benefits), Mercer, presented a preliminary report on the 2011 renewal proposals.
Action: No action was taken by the Board, who did offer suggestions for development of second-round renewal letters to staff.