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Public Employees' Benefit Board Meeting Minutes
Mar. 16, 2010
DAS General Services Building
1225 Ferry St SE, Ste B, Salem
Public Meeting Minutes
Tues., March 16, 2010; 10:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
APPROVED – 04/20/10
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.
 
Board Members Present
Rich Peppers, Chair
Paul McKenna
Peter Callero
Fariborz Pakseresht
Rocky King
Jeanene Smith
Diane Lovell
Barney Speight
PEBB Staff Present
Bobbie Barott
Kathy Loretz
Wendy Edwards
Brian Olson
Chelsea Hollingsworth
Margaret Smith-Isa
Joan Kapowich
Chérie Taylor
Guests Present
Jennifer Almquist, PEBB Member
Megan Myrick, Willamette Dental
Margo Black, PEBB Member
Christine Olsen, PEBB Member
Melissa Cheyney, PEBB Member
Keith Olsen, PEBB Member
Thandi Clements, VSP
Cynthia Platanov, ODS
Bonnie Cox, PEBB Member
Jean Poling, Kaiser
Katherine Gallagher, PEBB Member
Ernest Pressman, PEBB Member
Melissa M. Gustafson, PEBB Member
Mandy Lindgren, PEBB Member
Chris Schatz, PEBB Member
Helen Noonan-Harnsberger, Providence
Diana Skutack, BHS
Kristina Herron, Providence
Deborah Tremblay, OJD
Sally Hill, Providence
Amanda Whitmire, PEBB Member
Trish Isaac, BHS
Tim Wilson, EOU
Ellie Larison, PEBB Member
Abby Wojcikiewicz, PEBB Member
Katie Murray, PEBB Member
Denise Yunker, OUS
 
Consultants Present
Mikel Gray, Mercer
 
Agenda
[VIDEO STREAM: Screen 1]
Welcome and Approval of Minutes
Overview of Meeting and Updates
Operations Subcommittee Member
HIF
Providence Transition Update
Public Comment
 
[VIDEO STREAM: Screen 2]
Flu Shot Clinics
EAP Yearly Report and Behavioral Health Initiative
Rural Subsidy
Opt-Out
Tier Weighting
EAP RFP
 
 
VIDEO STREAM: Screen 1 (00:00:00/02:02:57)
1.
Welcome and Approval of Minutes (info/actionBdattach.1)
Rich Peppers, Chair
The Board reviewed and approved the Board’s prior meeting minutes. 
 
ACTION: Barney Speight moved to approve the Minutes as reviewed. Paul McKenna seconded the motion and the Feb. 16, 2010 Board Minutes were approved unanimously.
 
 
 
00:12
 
01:32
2.
Overview of Meeting and Updates (info/discussion: Bdattach.2)
Joan Kapowich, Administrator
Ms. Kapowich reviewed the agenda and shared germane updates with Board members.
 
 
01:42
3.
Operations Subcommittee Member (info)
Rich Peppers, Chair
Chair Peppers announced that Fariborz Pakseresht will fill the perations Subcommittee vacancy.
 
 
 
15:16
4.
HIF (info/actionBdattach.3)
Joan Kapowich, Administrator
Ms. Kapowich shared a proposal for use of the health improvement funds.
 
ACTION: Diane Lovell moved to accept use of the health improvement funds as proposed by Ms. Kapowich. Rocky King seconded the motion, which was approved unanimously.
 
 
 
 
 
16:35
5.
Providence Transition Update (info/discussion)
Sally Hill and Helen Noonan-Harnsberger, Providence
Providence presented an update on the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) transition process.
 
 
 
42:07
6.
Public Comment
During this time period, eight (8) PEBB and public members addressed the Board with comments, suggestions, recommendations
or concerns regarding through PEBB benefits or other Board business 01:58:21
 
ACTION: Peter Callero moved to place Direct Entry Midwives onto the Board’s next meeting agenda and several Board members requested additional information. Chair Peppers deemed such a motion as unnecessary, but added that the topic would be discussed further at April’s Board meeting.
 
 
01:07:09
 
 
 
 
01:58:51
 
 
01:59:00
 
 
Break
 
VIDEO STREAM: Screen 2 (00:00:00/03:12:41)
7.
Flu Shot Clinics (info/discussion: Bdattach.4)
      Margaret Smith-Isa, Program Development Coordinator
      The Board received a report on the 2009 flu shot clinics.
 
 
00:24
8.
EAP Yearly Report and Behavioral Health Initiative
(info/discussion/actionBdattach.5)
Julie Marshall, Cascade Centers EAP, provided information about a behavioral health initiative.
 
ACTION: Barney Speight moved to accept the EAP Yearly Report and to support the Substance Abuse Initiative developed by Cascade enters for 2010 deployment. Jeanene Smith seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
 
 
 
 
 
 
30:52
9.
Rural Subsidy (info/actionBdattach.6)
Wendy Edwards, Director of Operations; Mikel Gray, Mercer
The Board discussed and took action on rural subsidies as they will be applied in the 2011 plan year and in the 2012 RFP.
 
ACTION: Peter Callero moved for the elimination of rural subsidies for Deschutes and Jackson Counties beginning 2011, which Diane Lovell seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
 
For 2012, Diane Lovell moved that the 2012 RFP be geared and weighted to assure that adequate primary care and specialist panels be available to all members, in Oregon or when living in a border state, thereby eliminating the need for rural subsidy completely. Barney Speight seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01:42:44
 
 
 
01:46:30
10.
Opt-Out (info/actionBdattach.7)
Wendy Edwards, Director of Operations; Mikel Gray, Mercer
The Board discussed and took action on opt out as it will be applied in the 2011 plan year and in the 2012 RFP.
 
ACTION: Paul McKenna moved to accept staff recommendation, which was seconded by Diane Lovell. The motion passed unanimously.
 
 
 
 
 
 
02:35:54
11.
Tier Weighting (info/actionBdattach.8)
Wendy Edwards, Director of Operations; Mikel Gray, Mercer
The Board discussed and took action on tier weighting as it will be applied in the 2011 plan year and in the 2012 RFP.
 
ACTION: Barney Speight moved to postpone indefinitely discussion on tier weighting. Rocky King seconded and the motion passed
unanimously.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03:05:18
 12.
EAP RFP (info/action)
The Board received the EAP RFP Selection Committee results and made a decision regarding an EAP provider.
 
ACTION: Diane Lovell moved to accept Cascade Centers EAP as PEBB’s employee assistant program provider, beginning July 1, 2011. Peter Callero seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
 
 
 
 
 
03:12:31
 
Adjourn