|October 18 , 2002|
Having a Blast at Open House
For the first time in many years employees will face significant changes in the options available to them as they enter UC's Open Enrollment period (Nov. 1-30). Among them are new medical plans, monthly premiums for all HMOs, and a new multi-tier system for determining premium rates. More than ever, this is a crucial period for all employees to inform themselves about the wide range of choices available to them and their families.The bad news is that employees will face increasing health costs as a result of rising costs throughout the industry. The good news is that UC has taken steps to minimize the financial impact on employees. Detailed information about all UC medical plans will be mailed out in late October. Included will be monthly rates for 2003 and a booklet with comprehensive information about the various plans and options. Please review your Open Enrollment materials carefully. As always, Open Enrollment is the time for employees to enroll in or opt out of UC-sponsored medical, dental, and vision plans, transfer to a different medical or dental plan, add eligible family members, and more. All Open Enrollment changes will be effective Jan. 1, 2003.
Cost ChangesEven if you do nothing during Open Enrollment, you will see a change in your January paycheck deduction. As numerous UC communications and media stories have reported, dramatic changes are sweeping the health care industry across the country, and UC is not immune to these developments. Rising drug prices, carrier consolidations and closures, and a host of other factors are causing health care plan costs to soar for both public and private employers. But while UC will not be able to offer a fully paid HMO any longer, it will continue to cover a majority of these premium costs, and in most cases the share paid by UC employees will remain affordable.
The Good NewsTo keep health costs as low as possible for those employees who can least afford them, UC will be making additional contributions ("allowances") to the monthly premiums for employees with full-time equivalent salary rates of $40,000 or less. In addition to continuing to offer coverage for two adults without children, UC will also add a new, fourth option of coverage for single employees with children. This will better align premiums with costs and will be less expensive than covering two adults or a family. Moreover, a new pre-tax "flexible spending" account for out-of-pocket health care expenses has been created. The Health Care Reimbursement Account will allow employees to set aside pretax dollars to pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care expenses, such as copayments, prescription drugs, orthodontia, eyeglasses and more. Finally, not everything is changing. UC will continue to offer employees 100 percent employer-paid dental and vision coverage, and the costs for some non-medical plans - including life and disability insurance - will actually be dropping.
Health Care Providers: Same HMOs, New POS and PPO plansUC will continue to offer the same choice of California HMO plans - HealthNet, Kaiser Permanente, PacifiCare - and Core (a catastrophic medical plan), with no significant changes to copayments or benefits in 2003. The UC Care medical plan is being replaced by a new Blue Cross of California Point-of-Service (POS) plan, Blue Cross PLUS. UC will also offer a Blue Cross of California Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan, Blue Cross PPO. This wide array of plans gives employees more choices than ever, and the decisions each employee makes next month will result in very different types of coverage and ranges of costs.
What all this means for youThe charts at the right are examples of 2002-03 medical plan costs. Keep in mind that your actual costs vary by the specific type of plan you choose and the number of individuals covered. These are examples of single and family costs for informational purposes only. Please refer to your Open Enrollment materials for specific information.
Helping you make informed decisionsYour best source of information about medical plan options is always the insurance carrier. That's why Berkeley Lab will once again host a Benefits Vendor Fair, to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The event is an excellent opportunity for employees to talk to insurance plan representatives directly and pick up materials. The Benefits Department will also conduct informational meetings on Nov. 7 and Nov. 13 in the Building 50 auditorium.. Another useful source of information is UC's new HR/Benefits website, "At Your Service" (http://atyourservice.ucop.edu), which will serve as your primary online resource for Open Enrollment. The new site includes the latest news on UC plans, a step-by-step guide to Open Enrollment, publications, frequently asked questions, and links to useful sites, including Health Pages, Medical Plan Chooser, and insurance carrier websites.
Meanwhile, the Benefits Department is always available to answer your questions at X6403 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Benefit Vendor Fair - Oct. 30
By Paul Preuss
Last summer Tamas Torok, a microbiologist in the Life Sciences Division, got a call from the Washington-based Citizens Democracy Corps (CDC), just a week after he'd let them know he was interested in volunteer work in developing nations. Funded by private industry and the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID), CDC helps businesses establish themselves in regions struggling to make the transition to a market economy.
Information for volunteers interested in helping out in Kosovo and other transitional regions can be found on the website of the Citizens Democracy Corps at http:/www.cdc.org/.
Happy Birthday DOEThis month marks the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Energy, which opened for business on Oct. 1, 1977. A ceremony was held on Oct. 8 to celebrate the occasion at the agency's Washington, D.C. headquarters. Atttending were Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham and four former secretaries of energy: James R. Schlesinger, the department's first secretary, James B. Edwards, James D. Watkins, and Hazel R. O'Leary.
E-Government LaunchedMillions of Americans are familiar with e-Bay, the online marketplace. Soon they will be introduced to e-Government. This week, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham presented Office of Management and Budget Director Mitch Daniels with a digitally signed copy of the DOE e-Government Strategic Action Plan: A Road Map for Delivering Services. He also gave Daniels a government-wide license to use this digital signature technology.
Key elements of the plan include developing DOE's enterprise architecture, enhancing the public trust, focusing resources, improving information technology security, enhancing a capital planning and investment control process, as well as addressing the requirement of the Government Paperwork Elimination Act -- Lynn Yarris
Yes, we're finally on the map! In recent weeks five new signs (two northbound and three southbound) were put up on I-80, directing motorists to Berkeley Lab. They are located at the exits for University Ave, Gilman Street, and Ashby Street. Paul Franke of the Facilities Department worked with CalTrans to see that the signs would go up.
By Lynn Yarris
Three American scientists were among the winners of the 2002 Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry and physiology/medicine. The honorees will receive a portion of 10 million Swedish kronor, or about $1 million, at a ceremony to be held on Dec. 10.In physics, the phantomesque neutrino carried a lot of weight. Raymond Davis, Jr. of the University of Pennsylvania and Masatoshi Koshiba of the University of Tokyo shared half of the prize for their neutrino research. Davis designed a novel type of detector that was built deep inside a mine. Over a period of 30 years, he succeeded in capturing a total of 2,000 solar neutrinos and proved that fusion provides the energy that powers the sun's fire. With another gigantic detector, the Kamiokande in Japan, a group of researchers led by Koshiba was able to confirm Davis's results. They were also able to detect neutrinos from a distant supernova explosion, capturing 12 of the more than 10,000,000,000,-000-000 cosmic neutrinos that passed through the detector. The work of Davis and Koshiba opened up what is today the booming research field of neutrino-astronomy. The other half of the Nobel Prize in physics went to Riccardo Giaconni for his construction of the first x-ray telescopes, which laid the foundations for x-ray astronomy and provided a completely new look at the universe. Giaconni discovered the first source of x-rays outside of our solar system and proved the existence of the universe's background x-ray radiation. The 2002 Nobel Prize in Chemistry honored three scientists who adapted staple spectroscopy techniques to investigate the workings of larger biological molecules such as proteins. Half of the award went to John B. Fenn of Virginia Commonwealth University and Koichi Tanaka of Shimadzu Corporation in Kyoto, Japan, for modifications to the methods of mass spectroscopy. Fenn and Tanaka independently developed processes - electrospray ionization and soft laser desorption - that allowed mass spectroscopy techniques to be applied to large biological molecules. Kurt Wüthrich of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology received the other half of the award for his work with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). By assigning fixed points within a protein and determining the distance between them, Wüthrich was able to ascertain the structure of parts of the protein and then join them together to see the full picture.
There was a small Berkeley Lab connection to the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, as one of the three recipients who shared the award, Sydney Brenner of the Molecular Sciences Institute in Berkeley, was a collaborator with the Joint Genome Institute on the fugu genome project. Brenner shared this year's Nobel Prize for being the first scientist to recognize the potential of the nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans, to serve as a model organism. Because the one-millimeter-long worm is transparent, it is possible to see its cells divide and to follow the process under a microscope. Brenner demonstrated that specific gene mutations can also be induced in the worm that profoundly alter the creature's development. He shared the prize with Sir John E. Sulston of the Sanger Center in Cambridge, England, who built on Brenner's worm work and developed techniques to study all of the cell divisions in the nematode's life cycle; and with H. Robert Horvitz of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who discovered three C. elegans genes that control apoptosis, cell death or regulate the elimination of dead cells.
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Congratulations to all participants.
We sent out invitations with the tantalizing question: "Did you ever wonder ?" The response was a resounding "Yes!" More than 8,000 visitors of all ages, nearly twice the number expected, ascended the hill from far flung communities to satisfy their curiosity about the scientific wonders at Berkeley Lab. Making the most of an impeccable fall day, visitors came early and stayed late. They attended lectures on topics as diverse as the fate of the universe and the biology of breast cancer. They took tours of the Advanced Light Source and took screwdrivers to electronic components at the Shops' Petting Zoo. They ate, listened to music, manned the fire truck hoses, lined up to "Ask a Scientist," donned junior gene sleuth garb to spool DNA, and generally had a rollicking good time. When it was all over, the 500 or so Lab volunteers who generously served as tour guides, lecturers, exhibitors, and teachers for the day sunk wearily into their chairs with amazement and gratitude. "It was awesome," one Welcome Tent volunteer was heard to say. And that about summed it up.
"This was a proud day for all of us," said Lab Director Charles Shank. "Congratulations to everyone who had a hand in making our Open House a success." -- Pamela Patterson
Swiss Delegation Tours NERSC
NERSC Director Horst Simon gave a tour of his division's facilities to a group of 27 members of a Swiss science and technology committee who visited Berkeley Lab on Sept. 13. The group included representatives from Swiss embassies and consulates in the U.S. and Europe, as well as members of the Swiss Science Agency and other science and technology policy experts.
The visit was part of a program to learn more about the what the Silicon Valley and the Bay Area have to offer in science, technology, innovation, higher education, and other areas.
Benefits News & TipsBenefits Fair & Info Session Oct. 30 See new benefits website, too
With Open Enrollment right around the corner (Nov. 1-30), this is a critical time to consider the wide range of choices of medical plans available to UC and Lab employees. A good place to start is the annual Berkeley Lab Benefits Vendor Fair, to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. The event offers employees an opportunity to meet with insurance plan representatives and discuss the various options.In addition, the Benefits Department will conduct informational meetings to discuss Open Enrollment issues. The sessions will be held on Nov. 7 (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.) and on Nov. 13 ( 2 - 4 p.m.), both in the Building 50 auditorium. Another useful source of information is UC's new HR/Benefits website, "At Your Service" (http://atyourservice.ucop.edu), which includes the latest news on UC plans, a step-by-step guide to Open Enrollment, publications, frequently asked questions, and links to useful sites. For more information see the article on Page 1 or call the Benefits Office at X6403.
Estate Planning WorkshopOct. 24 - Bldg. 50 Auditorium
Reservations may be made until Oct. 22 for a free workshop on the basics of effective estate planning, offered by Berkeley Lab's Benefits Department in conjunction with Fidelity Investments. The event will be held twice on Thursday, Oct. 24: from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Building 50 auditorium and from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in University Hall, Room 150 (corner of University and Oxford).The talk will discuss estate planning, help you assess the worth of your estate, and discuss common planning techniques, beneficiary designations, and means to protect your estate using the latest tax rules. Stephanie Richman of Fidelity Investments will be the guest speaker. To make a reservation, call (800) 642-7131.
403(b) Contribution Reminder
The Benefits Office would like to remind employees that there are only a few more pay periods left to make contributions to the 403(b) plan. This is one of the best ways to reduce your 2002 income taxes, by lowering the taxable earnings reported on your annual W-2 form. The deadline to make changes for the final 2002 paycheck is Nov. 11 for monthly paid employees and Dec. 11 for biweekly paid employees.To make changes to your current contributions visit the "At Your Service" website at http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/ and click on "Your Benefits Online." You can also make changes by phone via the Bencom line at (800) 888-8267. You will need your benefits PIN to use either of these services.
Tango with the Dance Club
The LBNL Dance Club will be offering a new dance series -- the Tango - beginning Monday, Oct. 21 at noon in Building 31. For additional information contact Joy Kono at X6375 or visit the Dance Club website at www.lbnlDANCE.org.
Windows Desktop Security Course
If you use Windows 95, Windows 95, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP, you will want to learn what to do to prevent security incidents in your system. Enrollment is still open for a free course on Windows systems security, from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 in Building 50A-4205 . To sign up, see https:// hris.lbl.gov.
Two-Day Blood Drive Help Save a LifeNov. 13-14 - Bldg. 70A
Another two-day blood drive will be held onsite next month, and organizers hope the event will be at least as successful as the Summer Blood Drive, which resulted in the collection of 86 units of bloodThe success of the last effort, however, does not mean that the need for blood supplies has been met. In fact, seasonal shortages frequently occur during summer when regular donors travel and are not available for donations. The commitment of our repeat donors, as well as the generosity of first time donors here, continue to make the partnership between Berkeley Lab and the American Red Cross Blood Services program a success.
Next month's blood drive will be held on Nov. 13 and Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please mark your calendars and help save a life by donating blood. For additional information contact Charlotte Bochra at X4268. For eligibility information, see the BeADonor website (beadonor.com).
Candidates running in four of the eight districts of the Berkeley City Council (1, 4, 7, and 8) will come to Berkeley Lab and meet with employees on Thursday, Oct. 24.This special event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the cafeteria lawn. The candidates are:
For more information, see www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/elections/candidates/.
Monday, October 2NEW DANCE CLUB SERIES STARTS
Noon, Bldg. 31
OCTOBER 24, ThursdayBERKELEY CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES' DAY
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., cafeteria lawn
ESTATE PLANNING WORKSHOP
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., cafeteria parking lot
WINDOWS SECURITY COURSE
9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Bldg. 50A-4205
OCTOBER 30, WednesdayBENEFITS VENDOR FAIR
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., cafeteria lawn
Send us your announcements
Announcements for the General Calendar and Bulletin Board page may be sent to MSFriedlander@lbl.gov. Seminars & Lectures items may be e-mailed to email@example.com. You may also fax items to X6641 or mail them to Bldg. 65. The deadline for the Oct. 18 issue is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14.
Seminars & Lectures
Friday, October 18EARTH SCIENCES DIVISION SEMINAR
Characterization of Microbial Diversity in Airborne Bacteria
Speaker: Gary L. Andersen, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
11:00 a.m., Building 90, Room 4133
Monday, October 21
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIA
Tuesday, October 22
LIFE SCIENCES DIVISION SEMINAR
Thursday, October 24SURFACE SCIENCE AND CATALYSIS SEMINAR SERIES
Mechanics and Physics of Surfaces and Thin Films at
Micron and Submicron Scales
Speaker: K. Kyriakos, UC Berkeley
1:30 p.m., Building 66 auditorium
PHYSICS DIVISION RESEARCH PROGRESS MEETING
Monday, October 28DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIA
New Frontiers in Controlling the Motion of Matter with Light: From Single Atoms to Neurons
Speaker: Mark Raizen, University of Texas at Austin
4:30 p.m., 1 Le Conte Hall
Tuesday, October 29
LIFE SCIENCES DIVISION SEMINAR
Thursday, October 31SURFACE SCIENCE AND CATALYSIS SEMINAR
Nanocrystal Shape Control by the Selective Adhesion Method
Speaker: Paul Alivisatos, Materials Science Division
1:30 p.m., Building 66 auditorium
PHYSICS DIVISION RESEARCH PROGRESS MEETING
CompUSA provides onsite PC computer courses to Lab employees. All courses are $145 and are held in Building 51L from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Class descriptions and registration procedure are available online at the Employee Self Service website, https://hris.lbl.gov/. For more information, to request a class, or to provide feedback about the program, contact Heather Pinto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Session includes EHS 392/405, followed by the Lab orientation. Please arrive promptly for sign-in.
To enroll, contact Valarie Espinoza-Ross at VMEspinoza-Ross@lbl.gov or enroll via the web at https://hris.lbl.gov/self_service/training/. Preregistration is required for all courses except EHS 10. For a full, updated schedule, see http://www-ia1.lbl.gov/schedule/.
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