Intel workers probably do not realize what is given up when a severance agreement is signed. Severance agreement terms may differ among classes of employees. Some Intel severance agreements may include a term forfeiting rights under ERISA. ERISA is the vast federal law governing employee benefits including pensions and disability. Signing such a release could mean forfeiting long term disability benefits, for example. Do not sign an Intel release unless you are absolutely sure what you are getting and….giving up.