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Board Meeting Minutes
Oct. 19, 2010
DAS General Services Building
1225 Ferry St SE, Ste B, Salem
Public Meeting Minutes
Tues., Oct. 19, 2010; 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
                                                                                                          APPROVED - 20110118
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
Diane Lovell
Paul McKenna
Fariborz Pakseresht
Jeanene Smith (via phone)
Barney Speight (via phone)
PEBB Staff Present
Bobbie Barott
Wendy Edwards
Joan Kapowich
Kathy Loretz
Ingrid Norberg
Chérie Taylor
Guests Present
Tom Burns, OHA-Pharmacy Programs
Consultants Present
Mikel Gray, Mercer
Sander Domaszewicz, Mercer (via phone)
Welcome and Approval of Minutes
Overview of Meeting and Updates
Open Enrollment Update
Oregon Prescription Drug Program (OPDP)
Retiree Survey
Public Comment
Board Survey
Plan Design/RFP Timeline

VIDEO STREAM: 00:00:00/03:34:45
Welcome and Approval of Minutes (info/actionBdattach.1)
Chair Peppers welcomed members and attendees and then called for a motion to approve minutes from the Board’s Sept. 21st meeting.
Action: Paul McKenna moved to approve the minutes. The motion was carried by Diane Lovell and the Board unanimously approved its Sept. meeting minutes.
Overview of Meeting and Updates (info)
Administrator Joan Kapowich provided an overview of the meeting agenda and updated the Board on topical activities.
Open Enrollment Update (info/discussion: Bdattach.2)
Wendy Edwards, Director of Operations, updated the Board on PEBB’s open enrollment processes and activities.
OPDP (info/discussion: Bdattach.6)
Tom Burns, OHA Director of Pharmacy Programs, presented the Board with a white paper regarding how the pharmaceutical business works.
Retiree Survey (info/discussion: Bdattach.3)
Kathy Loretz, Deputy Administrator, summarized the recently-completed retiree survey’s results for the Board.
Public Comment
Oral public comment regarding open enrollment protocols was heard from Donna Chastain, OUS. Drs. Charles Wagner and Roland Solensky, and their patient, Joseph Hunter, Ph.D., spoke to the Board, commenting on allergic rhinitis.
Board Survey (info/discussion: Bdattach.4)
Joan Kapowich, Administrator, reviewed results of the recent survey with the Board.
Plan Design / RFP Timeline (info/discussion: Bdattachs.55B, 5C)
Joan Kapowich, Administrator, discussed the various plan design options staff have provided the Board in recent months, while Wendy Edwards, Director of Operations, with Sander Domaszewicz and Mikel Gray, Mercer, reviewed the time line for PEBB’s 2013 Plan Year RFP for the Board.