|Staff Invited to Hear
Chu’s Talk on Energy
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) will feature Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu at its meeting in the UC Berkeley Faculty Club on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Normally open just to academy fellows, the session will also be accessible to Lab employees who RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 14. Chu will speak in the Great Hall on “The World’s Energy Problem and What We Can Do About It” at 5 p.m. He will be introduced by UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. A reception will follow. To reserve a spot, call the AAAS Events Office at 617-576-5032, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Parking Pass Exchanges Scheduled
As of Jan. 1, 2008, the Lab's red General Parking Passes will no longer be accepted at the Blackberry or Strawberry gates. To make this transition as smooth as possible, the Site Access Office will be conducting an exchange of the red passes for new passes next week in the Cafeteria lobby. Employees should bring their current red pass and their Lab ID. Exchanges will be scheduled by first letter of last name. Contact the Site Access Office (x4855) with questions.
A-E: Nov. 12 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
G-K: Nov. 13 (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
L-Q: Nov. 14 (11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.)
R-T: Nov. 15 (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
U-Z: Nov. 16 (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
Open Enrollment: New Medical Plan Option
The Cigna Choice Fund is a new medical plan that combines a health reimbursement account plus a preferred provider organization plan (HRA/PPO). The plan allows covered individuals to manage their own health care and expenses by choosing the type of care needed and the provider. However, a nationwide network of providers is available and using them can result in lower costs. UC contributes to a health reimbursement account (HRA) to help pay the deductible and higher out-of-pocket costs. Go here to find out more (username: UofCA, password: choice), or attend an open enrollment presentation (today at 10 a.m. in Bldg. 66 Auditorium) or the Benefits Fairs on Friday (1 to 3 p.m. in Perseverance Hall) to meet directly with a Cigna representative. Go here to see a complete list of open enrollment events.