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Board Minutes - Jan. 18, 2011
 
DAS General Services Building
1225 Ferry St SE, Ste B, Salem
 
Public Meeting Minutes
Tues., Jan. 18, 2011; 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
APPROVED - 20110215
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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PEBB Board Members
Rich Peppers, PEBB Chair
Peter Callero
Rocky King (absent)
Nora Leibowitz
Diane Lovell
Paul McKenna
Fariborz Pakseresht
Jeanene Smith (absent)
 
PEBB/OEBB Staff
Joan Kapowich
Kathy Loretz
Wendy Edwards
Bobbie Barott
Ingrid Norberg
Chelsea Hollingsworth
Margaret Smith-Isa
Chérie Taylor
 
Guests
Jennifer Aberg, VSP
Cash Singleton-Davis, Providence
Helen Noonan-Harnsberger, Providence
Shelia Jameson, Providence
Laurel Klaus, Regence BCBS
Julie Marshall, Cascade EAP
Megan Myrick, Willamette Dental
 
Cynthia Platonov, ODS
Jean Poling, Kaiser
David Robertson, Providence
David Scearce, The Standard
Diane Skutack, BHS
Denise Yunker, OUS
Andrea Zottola, Providence
Consultants
Mikel Gray, Mercer (via phone)
 
 
Agenda
1.
Welcome and Approval of Minutes (info/actionBdattachs.11A)
Chair Peppers welcomed members and attendees.
 
Action: Responsive to a request from Chair Peppers, Peter Callero moved to approve the Board’s Oct. 19 and Nov. 19, 2010 minutes. Paul McKenna carried the motion, which the Board passed unanimously.
 
 
00:06
 
 
 
00:35
 
Overview of Meeting and Updates (info)
Administrator Joan Kapowich provided an overview of the meeting agenda and updated the Board on topical activities.
 
00:42
 
 
2.
Renewals/Vendor Options (info/actionBdattachs.22A)
Wendy Edwards  updated the Board on its first round of renewal letters to benefit vendors. Bobbie Barott reviewed 2012 plan year voluntary benefits offerings for the Board.
 
Action: Diane Lovell moved to authorize issuance by the Board’s consultant of initial renewal letters to PEBB’s current optional benefits providers. Fariborz Pakseresht carried the motion, which passed unanimously.
 
Action: Peter Callero moved to decline offering additional voluntary benefits for plan year 2012. Diane Lovell carried the motion, which the Board passed unanimously.
 
 
11:50
16:56
 
 
 
 
16:43
 
 
 
21:25
3.
Plan Design Options (info/discussion: Bdattach.3)
Mikel Gray, Mercer, explained Indiana’s experience with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), and how adopting  such a model as an option affects PEBB.
 
 
22:30
4.
Pharmacy Update (info/discussion: various Bdattachs.)
Dr. Sean Jones, Kaiser, and Helen Noonan-Harnsberger, and David Robertson, Providence, updated the Board on PEBB members’ year-to-date pharmacy utilization and upcoming changes.
 
 
01:14:08
01:38:26
5.
Open Enrollment Recap (info/discussion: Bdattach.4)
Wendy Edwards, Director of Operations, recapped open enrollment information for the Board.
 
 
02:04:54
6.
HEDIS (info/discussion: Bdattach.5)
Margaret Smith-Isa, Program Development Coordinator, presented the most recent HEDIS data to the Board.
 
 
02:10:56
7.
OPS Committee Update (info/discussion)
Paul McKenna, Operations Subcommittee Chair, shared results of the Subcommittee’s October 2010 and January 2011 meetings with the Board.
 
 
02:24:11
8.
Member Survey (info/discussion: Bdattach.6)
Ingrid Norberg, Communications Director, reviewed results of the 2010 Member Survey with the Board.
 
 
02:30:03
9.
Public Comment
No public comment was submitted.
 
 
02:40:49
 
Adjourn
 
02:40:56