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Board Meeting Minutes
Aug. 17, 2010
DAS General Services Building
1225 Ferry St SE, Ste B, Salem
Public Meeting Minutes
Tues., Aug. 17, 2010; 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
APPROVED - 20100921
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. Items may be heard out of agenda order.
 
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Board Members Present
Rich Peppers, Chair
Peter Callero
Rocky King (absent)
Diane Lovell
Paul McKenna
Fariborz Pakseresht
Jeanene Smith
Barney Speight
PEBB Staff Present
Bobbie Barott
Wendy Edwards
Chelsea Hollingsworth
Joan Kapowich
Kathy Loretz
Ingrid Norberg
Margaret Smith-Isa
Chérie Taylor
Guests Present
None
 
Consultants Present
Mikel Gray, Mercer (via telephone)
 
Agenda
[PRE-BREAK VIDEO STREAM: Screen 1]
Welcome and Approval of Minutes
Overview of Meeting and Updates
Federal Health Reform
Midwife Coverage
Public Comment
Communications Update
[POST-BREAK VIDEO STREAM: Screen 2]
Providence Choice Update
Retiree Option: HDHP/HSA
2012 Plan Design
 
[PRE-BREAK VIDEO STREAM: 00:00/01:23:53)]
1.
Welcome and Approval of Minutes (info/action: Bdattachs.1A/1B/1C/1D)
Chair Peppers welcomed members and attendees, then called for a motion to approve minutes from the Board’s July 9, 13, 20 and 27, 2010 meetings.
 
Action: Peter Callero moved to approve the minutes. The motion was carried by Barney Speight and the Board unanimously approved its July meeting minutes.
 
 
00:02
 
 
00:28
 
Overview of Meeting and Updates (info)
Administrator Joan Kapowich provided an overview of the meeting agenda and updated the Board on recent topical activities.
 
 
00:41
2.
Federal Health Reform (info/discussion: Bdattach.2)
Wendy Edwards, Director of Operations, summarized a need for rules changes that will integrate health reform policy into rules.
 
Barney Speight moved to approve staff’s recommended rules changes. Diane Lovell seconded the motion, which the Board carried unanimously.
 
 
15:41
 
 
 
45:17
 
3.
Midwife Coverage (info/discussion: Bdattach.3)
Kathy Loretz, Deputy Administrator, requested clarification from the Board of its action taken on this benefit at its April, 2010 meeting.
 
Diane Lovell moved to clarify that it was the Board’s intent to support this benefit for low-risk births only. Paul McKenna seconded the motion.
 
Rich Peppers moved to table the motion until the Board’s next meeting. Paul McKenna seconded the motion. The Board carried the motion unanimously.
 
 
49:36
 
 
50:20
 
 
58:00
58:59
6.
Public Comment
Oral public comment was given by Donna and Isidro Valenzuela.
 
Barney Speight moved to postpone any decision on appeal until the Board’s Sept. meeting, and requested a review of the records that the Board’s April decision was based upon. Diane Lovell seconded the motion, which the Board carried unanimously.
 
NOTE: Discussion/action on this item continued after the Board’s lunch break.
 
Barney Speight moved that the Board reaffirm its decisions of April, 2010, relative to dependent coverage to age 26. Paul McKenna seconded the motion. Upon further discussion, Mr. Speight withdrew his motion.
 
 
01:00:29
 
01:14:23
 
01:15:23
 
 
 
 
12:59
 
14:52
5.
Communications Update (info/discussion: Bdattach.5)
Ingrid Norberg, Communications Director, shared member communications with the Board regarding the $100 co-pays established for advanced imaging and sleep studies.
 
 
01:16:00
 
 
[POST-BREAK VIDEO STREAM: 00:00/01:52:53)]
7.
Providence Choice Update (info/discussion: Bdattach.6)
Joan Kapowich, Administrator, presented results of Providence Health Plan’s RFP to expand its Providence Choice service area.
 
 
17:37
4.
2012 Renewals (info/action: Bdattach.4)
Wendy Edwards, Director of Operations, requested Board authority to begin 2012 renewals.
 
Barney Speight moved to accept staff recommendations to renew contracts for 2012 benefits. Diane Lovell carried the motion. The Board unanimously approved staff’s recommended 2012 renewals.
 
 
22:04
 
 
29:04
 
36:33
8.
Retiree Option: HDHP/HSA (info/discussion)
Mikel Gray, Mercer, reported on this retiree option to the Board.
 
 
36:52
9.
2012 Plan Design (info/discussion)
Joan Kapowich, Administrator, led continued discussions on cost drivers, medical trend and plan design for the 2012 Plan Year.
 
 
01:23:29
 
Adjourn
 
01:52:47