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Public Employees' Benefit Board Meeting Minutes
April 20, 2010
DAS General Services Building
1225 Ferry St SE, Ste B, Salem
Public Meeting Minutes
Tues., April 20, 2010; 10:30 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.
APPROVED –05/18/2010
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 agenda order.
Board Members Present
Rich Peppers, Chair
Peter Callero
Rocky King
Rep. Tina Kotek
Diane Lovell
Paul McKenna
Fariborz Pakseresht
Jeanene Smith
Barney Speight
PEBB Staff Present
Bobbie Barott
Chelsea Hollingsworth
Joan Kapowich
Kathy Loretz
Ingrid Norberg
Brian Olson
Margaret Smith-Isa
Chérie Taylor
Guests Present
Jennifer Aberg, VSP
Bonnie Cox, OSU
Katharine Gallagher, PEBB Member
Kristina Herron, Providence
Shelia Jameson, Providence
Mindy Lindgren, UO
Megan Myrick, Willamette Dental
Christine Olsen, OSU
Cynthia Platanov, ODS
Jean Poling, Kaiser
Ernest Pressman, UO
David Scearce, The Standard
Diana Skutack, BHS
Deborah Tremblay, OJD
Amanda Whitmire, OSU
Don Wiggins, The Standard
Andrea Zottola, Providence
Consultants Present
Mikel Gray, Mercer
Kari Johnson, Mercer
Hans Leitzinger, Mercer
Agenda
[VIDEO STREAM: Screen 1]
Welcome and Approval of Minutes
Overview of Meeting and Updates
Licensed Direct Entry Midwives
Federal Healthcare Reform Legislation
Public Comment
Weight Watchers®
Claims Trend Report
VIDEO STREAM: Screen 2]
Renewal Report / Proposed Rates
Operations Subcommittee Report
2012 RFP
Worksite Screenings
Bariatric Surgery Follow-Up
 
VIDEO STREAM: Screen 1 (00:00/01:29:45)
1.
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 March 16, 2010 meeting.
 
Action: Peter Callero moved to approve the Board’s March 16, 2010 minutes. Barney Speight seconded and the minutes were unanimously approved.
 
 
 
 
 
00:20
 
Overview of Meeting and Updates
Administrator Joan Kapowich updated the Board on general topics of interest and reviewed the agenda.
 
 
00:26
2.
Licensed Direct Entry Midwives (info/actionBdattach.2)
Deputy Administrator Kathy Loretz presented information and a recommendation relative to current policy restricting usage of licensed direct entry midwives.
 
Rep. Tina Kotek commended staff and member contributors for their preparation and input.
 
Action: Rocky King moved to direct providers to reinstate licensed direct entry midwifery benefits to PEBB members. Barney Speight seconded the motion, requesting that reinstatement be based on articles presented during today’s Board meeting. The motion, as amended, passed unanimously.
 
 
 
 
 
 
16:48
 
 
18:31
3.
Federal Healthcare Reform Legislation (info/discussion)
Mikel Gray, Mercer, discussed new Federal legislation on healthcare reform and how it relates to PEBB.
 
 
19:09
4.
Public Comment
Christine Olsen, OSU, presented public comment, thanking the Board for directing providers to reinstate direct entry midwifery benefits, based on articles presented to it at today’s meeting, to PEBB members.
 
 
59:41
5.
Claims Trend Report (info/discussion)
Mikel Gray, Mercer, presented Regence year-to-date claims trend to the Board.
 
 
01:02:14
10.
Weight Watchers® (info/discussion: Bdattach.5)
Margaret Smith-Isa, Program Development Coordinator, updated the Board on the Weight Watchers® program.
 
01:09:55
 
 
Break
VIDEO STREAM: Screen 2 (00:00/03:01:53)
6.
Renewal Report / Proposed Rates (info/discussion)
Hans Leitzinger and Kari Johnson, Mercer, reviewed second-round responses from medical, dental, vision and third party administration vendors regarding the 2011 plan renewal process.
 
00:24
7.
Operations Subcommittee Report (info/discussion)
Paul McKenna, Operations Subcommittee Chair, reported on the Subcommittee’s April 13, 2010 meeting.
 
 
01:33:18
8.
2012 RFP (info/discussion: Bdattach.3)
Deputy Administrator Kathy Loretz reported Board survey results on RFP participation and reviewed the timeline involved. The Board discussed processes options and agreed that Barney Speight, Rocky King, Peter Callero, and tentatively, Paul McKenna, would participate in the RFP development process. Diane Lovell and Chair Peppers will participate in the RFP scoring process.
 
 
01:40:49
9.
Worksite Screenings (info/actionBdattach.4)
Margaret Smith-Isa, Program Development Coordinator, presented information about and requested Board action on staff’s approach to 2010 Worksite Screenings Program.
 
Action: Diane Lovell moved to adopt and integrate Worksite Screenings into the 2012 medical RFP. Barney Speight seconded her motion, which passed unanimously.
 
 
 
 
 
 
02:38:53
11.
Bariatric Surgery Follow-Up (info/discussion: Bdattach.6)
Margaret Smith-Isa, Program Development Coordinator, updated the Board with additional information it requested at its Feb. 16, 2010 meeting.
 
 
02:39:15
 
Adjourn
 
03:01:50