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Board Meeting Minutes
July 9, 2010
DAS General Services Building
1225 Ferry St SE, Ste B, Salem
Public Meeting Minutes
Fri., July 9, 2010; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
NOTE:  Time codes for the audio stream (xx:xx:xx) are provided at the beginning of each section. Please refer to the recorded audio 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 (via telephone)
Diane Lovell
Paul McKenna
Fariborz Pakseresht
Jeanene Smith (via telephone)
Barney Speight (via telephone)
PEBB Staff Present
Bobbie Barott
Wendy Edwards
Joan Kapowich
Kathy Loretz
Ingrid Norberg
Chérie Taylor
Guests Present
Cash Singleton-Davis, Providence
Shelia Jameson, Providence

Cynthia Platonov, ODS
Dana Tierney, Regence
Denise Yunker, OUS
Consultants Present
Mikel Gray, Mercer (via telephone) 
Welcome and Call to Order
Overview of Meeting and Updates
2011 Rates
2012 RFP
Public Comment
[AUDIO STREAM: 00:00/44:34)]
Welcome and Call to Order (info)
Chair Peppers opened the meeting.
Overview of Meeting and Updates
Administrator Joan Kapowich reviewed the agenda, updating the Board on retirees covered by PERS’ insurance program and other items of interest.
2011 Rates (info/actionBdattach.1)
Wendy Edwards, Director of Operations and Mikel Gray, Mercer, reviewed final and composite rates for PEBB’s 2011 Plan Year.
Action: Barney Speight moved to accept final and composite rates. Paul McKenna seconded the motion, which the Board carried, voting five for and two opposed (Jeanene Smith and Rocky King).
2012 RFP (info/action: Bdattach.2)
Joan Kapowich, Administrator, opened Board discussion of the timing of its 2012 medical plan RFP, revisiting Providence’s offer to extend its current contract with PEBB, including freezing its administrative fee into 2012 and an offer to invest $1 million to fund PEBB member health improvement activities.
Actions: Barney Speight moved that the Board accept Providence’s offer to freeze its administrative rate for Plan Year 2012’s and to accept its funding contribution offer. Rocky King seconded the motion, which the Board carried unanimously.
Diane Lovell moved to defer PEBB’s RFP for one year and implement it in 2013, which Peter Callero seconded. The motion carried unanimously. Joan Kapowich, Administrator, noted that the Board’s action will decrease dollars set aside for Plan pre-funding by about $3 million.
Public Comment
Oral public comment was not accepted at this meeting; however, the Board accepted written public comment. None was submitted.