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June 21, 2011
DAS General Services Building
1225 Ferry St SE, Ste B, Salem
PEBB Public Meeting Minutes
Tues., June 21, 2011; 1:30-4:00 p.m.
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, Chair
Peter Callero
Rocky King, Vice Chair
Nora Leibowitz
Diane Lovell
Paul McKenna
Fariborz Pakseresht (absent)
Jeanene Smith
PEBB Staff
Wendy Edwards
Joan Kapowich
Kathy Loretz
Ingrid Norberg
Margaret Smith-Isa
Chérie Taylor
Tom Barrows, OPMA
Donna Chastain, OSU
Thandi Clements, VSP
Brad Garrigues, PHP
Karen Garrison, PSU
Kerry Gilbert, PSU
Clifford Mah, DPM
Megan Myrick, Willamette Dental
Cynthia Platonov, ODS
Jean Poling, Kaiser
Ernie Pressman, UO
David Scearce, The Standard
Cash Singleton, PHP
Diana Skutack, BHS
Dana Tierney, Regence
Dennis Thompson, Statesman Journal
Deborah Tremblay, OJD
Denise Yunker, OUS
Andrea Zottola, Providence Medical Group
Mikel Gray, Mercer (by phone)

VIDEO STREAM: 00:00:00/02:01:13
Welcome / Approval of Minutes (info/action: Bdattach.1)
Chair Peppers welcomed members and attendees, calling for a motion to approve the Board’s May 17th meeting minutes.
ACTION: Rocky King moved to approve the minutes. Peter Callero carried the motion, which passed unanimously.
Overview of Meeting and Updates
Administrator Joan Kapowich provided an overview of the meeting agenda and updated the Board on topical activities.
Public Comment
Clifford Mah, DPM, offered public comment on the pending foot health changes to PEBB’s plan design. Written public comment was submitted by Karl Erickson, Maryann Birkel, Loretta J. Hendry, Sally South, the Oregon Podiatric Medical Association, Jason R. Suratt, DPM, John T. Callahan, DPM and Kash Siepert, DPM, and were distributed to the Board with their meeting packets.
HEM Subcommittee Update (info/action: Bdattach.2)
Administrator Kapowich led a discussion of the HEM Subcommittee’s recommendations to the full Board, for its action regarding the implementation of the HEM plan.
ACTION: Rocky King moved to have staff continue developing recommended HEM plan, understanding that, based on collective bargaining outcomes, the Board may have to reconsider or modify the plan.  Diane Lovell carried the motion, which the Board passed unanimously.
Resume after short break …
Review of Plan Designs (info/discussion: Bdattach.3)
Administrator Kapowich discussed the Spouse/Domestic Partner Surcharge relative to the 2012 plan design.
Governor Kitzhaber (info)
Administrator Kapowich advised the Board that Governor Kitzhaber’s address to the Board was postponed to a later date due to critical legislative activities.