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Medical Benefits Seminars for 2018

posted Sep 30, 2017, 4:28 PM by Harry Schaffhauser

Medical Benefits Seminars

Monday, November 6th,

Friday, November 10th, 2017

IBM Harborview/Rocky Point Facility

By now, many of you are familiar with the support provided by OneExchange and how

your IBM Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) works. Based on your input and the

best information we have, we are scheduling three Medicare Medical Benefits


THe first two sessions on Monday, November 6th, will be directed to ‘Medicare 

veterans’ with emphasis on updates and allowing sufficient time for information 

exchange. These presentations will include a 30 minute overview followed by a 60 

minute discussion and Q&A period.

Those new to Medicare are invited to the Friday, November 10th presentation. It will 

cover essentials of Medicare, HRA, various types of plans, etc. to prepare you for a 

productive session with a OneExchange advisor.

The materials presented at the seminars will be posted on prior to the

seminars. IBM Tampa no longer has a printing facility, so please print the 

material and bring with you to the seminar. We can no longer provide printed

materials. A notice will be sent by email when the materials are posted on the 


Any questions, concerns, or comments can be directed by email or phone

call to Hari Arora or Jim Hughes whose contact information is on the


The schedule for the sessions follows:

Established Medicare eligible Nov 6, 10:00 am to 11:30

(updates, info exchange) Nov 6, 1:30 pm to 3:00

New to Medicare, New to OneExchange Nov 10, 10:00am to 12 noon 

(Intro to Medicare and conversion to OneExchange) 

If you are a spouse of an IBM retiree, you are welcome to attend the session most appropriate for you.

Please sign up for your choice of sessions here or call Susan Grzybowski (813-810-6127) or Nancy Schramm (813-334-2791). Please indicate which session you will attend and include your name and a phone number in case we need to contact you for any changes in the schedule. Thanks and we look forward to your participation.

Location: Room 527, IBM Harborview / Rocky Point Facility

3031 N. Rocky Point Drive, West in Tampa, Zip: 33607

Directions: Noted on this website.

Medical Benefits Seminars for 2018

IBM Information Network - Advantis anniversary and reunion party

posted Apr 8, 2017, 4:22 PM by Harry Schaffhauser

April 7, 2017 

It looks like we have a terrific  level of interest in an IBM Information Network- Advantis anniversary and reunion party.

The target date is OCT 25th or 26th, 2017 at about 6:15 PM. This date gives everyone time to plan for it and snowbirds plenty of time to get back to Tampa.

We have not settled on a location yet. It will be in Tampa. From the places we've selected and are negotiating with, the target cost will be $34.50 or less per person. This cost includes an excellent  selection of hot and cold food, a cash bar, use of Audio/Visual facilities for our program, 22% service charges and 7 % tax. Various other charges are included. The ultimate selection of the location will depend on how many of you say you’ll attend.

We are asking you to tell us if you SERIOUSLY intend to come and how many of you there will be. We’ll use this info to arrive at a count we’ll need to commit to and then negotiate/ pick a place that can hold us.

I hope it’s a large crowd! 

Please respond by April 26th, 2017 with the number and names of those that will be attending to this NEW EMAIL address,

The next time you see anything will be an email invitation with an address you’ll be sending your checks to, along with final details.  

Thanks for your help and interest.  I really look forward to seeing all of you there. 

Steve Wertovitch



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