Coalition of Oak Ridge Retired Employees
CORRE Board Meeting January 18, 2017
Attendees: Angelelli, Bradshaw, Emery, Hightower, Kibbe, Mason, Moore, Morrow, Rupert, Sadlowe, Whitehead, Whitley, Worrell, Tilley, Sherrod, McCray, Conley
Minutes – Approved
Treasurer’s Report – Approved
2017 Committee Assignments – Passed out
Potential Actions Discussion
o 2% Spouse option – Timing getting right with respect to economy; 2004 CNS/ORNL change to 2%; paid from pension fund.
o Minimum Pension Payment – Current minimum pension $600; $400 for surviving spouse; should have 20 years.
o HRA Amount – Increase with age; Morrow presented SR plan; CNS to review after this year (look every 3 years); Whitley – hang our hats on company commitment to pay 50% of our health care cost.
o Position Regarding Congressional Changes – Watch legislation and prepare positions.
o Add: Confirm UCOR survey regarding feelings on new health care plan.
o Rupert – What clout do we have? Discussion ensued.
o Whitley – Best weapon is congressional letter.
o Bottom line – Push 2% Spouse option; defer others until time is better.
o Whitehead for Planning Committee — Continue % Spouse Option, HRA Amount, UCOR Survey; ditch Minimum Pension; postpone Position on Congressional Changes.
o Mason – Add increase in clout; need to include boh District 2 and District 3 in any congressional approach.
o Sadlowe – Combine all 3 sites for drug program; for Planning Committee.
o Kibbe – Will send out list for contact information.
o Sherrod – Concerning Position on Congressional Changes, stay on top of it.
o Y-12 Dental/Vision Enrollment – 1076 Dental; 953 Vision.
Adjourn at 11:05.