Text Size:   A+ A- A   •   Text Only
Site Image
Board Meeting Minutes
June 15, 2010
DAS General Services Building
1225 Ferry St SE, Ste B, Salem
Public Meeting Minutes
Tues., June 15, 2010; 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
APPROVED – 07/20/2010
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 (via telephone)
Barney Speight
PEBB Staff Present
Bobbie Barott
Terry Daily-Zornado
Wendy Edwards
Chelsea Hollingsworth
Joan Kapowich
Kathy Loretz
Ingrid Norberg
Margaret Smith-Isa
Chérie Taylor
Guests Present
Jeff Akers, Kaiser
Claudia Black, Governor’s Office
Thandi Clements, VSP
Cash Singleton-Davis, Providence
Gordon Hoberg, ODS
Shelia Jameson, Providence
Laurel Klaus, Regence
Diane Lund, The Lund Report
Julie Marshall, Cascade EAP
Megan Myrick, Willamette Dental
Cynthia Platanov, ODS
Jean Poling, Kaiser
Ernie Pressman, UO
David Scearce, The Standard
Diane McMillan-Skutack, BHS
Dana Tierney, Regence
Dennis Thompson, Statesman Journal
Deborah Tremblay, OJD
Don Wiggins, The Standard
Denise Yunker, OUS
Andrea Zottola, Providence
Consultants Present
Mikel Gray, Mercer (via telephone)
Sheree Swanson, Mercer
[VIDEO STREAM: Screen 1]
Welcome and Approval of Minutes
Overview of Meeting and Updates
Administrative Rules
Public Comment
Request from DAS
[VIDEO STREAM: Screen 2]
Stabilization Fund, RBC & Plan Design

[VIDEO STREAM: Screen 1 (00:00/01:22:56)]
Welcome and Approval of Minutes (info/actionBdattach.1)
Chair Peppers opened the meeting and called for a motion approving the Board’s May 18, 2010 meeting minutes.
Action: Barney Speight moved to approve the May 18, 2010 minutes. Diane Lovell carried the motion, which passed unanimously.
Overview of Meeting and Updates
Administrator Joan Kapowich reviewed the agenda and updated the Board on recent events and other topics of interest.
Administrative Rules (info/actionBdattach.2)
Wendy Edwards, Director of Operations, summarized draft Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) changes for the Board, which include new, amended, and repealed OARs to be filed July 1st for an effective date of Oct. 1, 2010.
Action: Vice-Chair Barney Speight moved to approve modifications to PEBB’s OARs. Chair Rich Peppers seconded the motion, which the Board unanimously carried.
Public Comment – The Board heard public comment jointly from Virginia Key, Eastern Oregon University, and Denise Yunker, Oregon University System, and from Keith Breswick, PEBB member.
Request from DAS (info/actionBdattach.3)
Paul McKenna, Board member, presented three requests for disbursement of funds to pay the General Fund portion of plan premiums above 10%.
Action: The Board reserved taking action on this item until its last item, Stabilization Funds, RBC & Plan Design, could be heard.
[VIDEO STREAM: Screen 2 (00:00/02:49:37)]
Stabilization Fund, RBC & Plan Design (info/actionBdattach.2)
Wendy Edwards, Director of Operations, and Sheree Swanson and Mikel Gray, Mercer, discussed Mercer’s recommended levels of stabilization fund and risk-based capital reserves. A variety of plan design options, including potential members’ savings and member impact were reviewed for the Board.
Action: Diane Lovell moved to authorize staff to draw from The Standard demutualization funds to pay claims and to maintain PEBB stabilization reserves at the low reserve balance. The motion, receiving no second, failed to carry.
Action: Peter Callero moved to invoke benefit modifications that would require $100 flat co-payment amounts on sleep study and imaging benefits. Paul McKenna seconded the motion, which the Board passed unanimously.