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Insurance Menu (Updated July 1, 2018.)  Questions or comments to: info@hpalumni.org  

Health coverage

US Health Insurance - from company or otherwise. The roles played by the Benefits Centers and each of their many providers. How to escalate. Official and unofficial contact directories. Troubleshoot and compare notes. Dental. If transitioning to Medicare soon, you have a lot of homework to do!

Non-health-related insurance programs

Company subsidized

For a limited time, you may have had the option to continue certain "portable" company-subsidized insurance plans -- typically Life and Accident -- at your own expense -- after you left the company.

Reference info: Check your termination paperwork and the very helpful official "leaving" site -- which is accessible outside company firewalls:

- HP or HP Inc: http://www.hp.com/leaving_hp   login=leaving   password=HP (both case-sensitive)

- Hewlett Packard Enterprise: http://www.leavinghpe.com   login=leaving   password=HPE (both case-sensitive)

The company is no longer a party to the transactions. You are billed directly. To resolve any issues, you must contact the insurance company.

Before renewing, be sure you compare features in detail with plans available online directly from the same insurance company or through other sources -- such as knowledgeable local agents -- or AAA, AARP, Costco, credit unions, professional organizations like ACM or IEEE, and other organizations you are affiliated with.

Insurance discount programs (not company-subsidized)

Various types of insurance -- such as Auto, Home, Long-Term Care, and Legal plans -- have been marketed by third parties to employees and retirees using company facilities and employee-benefits communication channels. Insurance companies set up these marketing programs with employers to reduce advertising expense and eliminate sales commissions to local agents.

These are not company-subsidized benefits and are not related to the company's corporate volume purchasing. The company never made any contribution to the cost of the plans and was not a party to the transactions. You are billed directly. To resolve any issues, you must contact the insurance company.

Before renewing, be sure you compare features in detail with plans available online directly from the same insurance company or through other sources -- such as knowledgeable local agents -- or AAA, AARP, Costco, credit unions, professional organizations like ACM or IEEE, and other organizations you are affiliated with.

Group legal services

Member feedback from HPAA Benefits Forum discussions: Group Legal Services

Death benefit

HP formerly had a $5,000 employee/retiree death benefit. The amount had not changed in decades -- and was seldom collected. HP shut down the program in 2010, as did Agilent.


For more mutual help on this topic and many others, join the independent HP Alumni Association. If you were formerly a regular, direct employee of Hewlett-Packard, HP Inc, or Hewlett Packard Enterprise -- or have a defined retirement or termination date, join the HPAA. No charge, thanks to HPAA members.


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