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Which company am I a former employee or retiree of?  (Updated January 6, 2018.)

On November 1, 2015, the Hewlett-Packard Company was renamed HP Inc. and spun off a new independent company -- Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Portions of Hewlett Packard Enterprise were subsequently spun off into DXC and Micro Focus. HP Breakup-Related Issues HP Breakup

Key principles:

- Former employee. Depends on which company's payroll you were on at the time you left Hewlett-Packard, HP Inc, or Hewlett Packard Enterprise. (Does not depend on whether your last business unit subsequently wound up in HPI or HPE as part of the HP Breakup.) If you transitioned to DXC or Micro Focus, it is treated as though you left HPE to join another company.

- US Retiree. The confusing term "Pre-2003 HP Medical Program" refers to the year in which Hewlett-Packard's US retiree medical program was redesigned -- not the year you retired. Regardless of when you retired, depending on your length of service and other factors, you may qualify for the US "Pre-2003" program. Details: http://www.hpalumni.org/Pre2003

- Non-US Retiree. For retirement information related to countries other than the US, contact HR for your country: Worldwide HPI and HPE Country Contacts

Specifically:

1. Left the Hewlett-Packard Company before the 11/1/15 HPI/HPE separation: Classified as a former employee or retiree of HP Inc. May qualify for the "Pre-2003" retirement program.

2. Left HP Inc. after the 11/1/15 HPI/HPE separation: Classified as a former employee or retiree of HP Inc. May qualify for the "Pre-2003" retirement program.

3. Left Hewlett Packard Enterprise after the 11/1/15 HPI/HPE separation: Classified as a former employee or retiree of HPE. (HPE retirees who are qualified for the "Pre-2003" retirement program -- which refers to the year when HP's US retiree medical program was redesigned -- not the year retired -- are classified as a retiree of HPE but medical benefits are administered by HPI.)

4. Transitioned to DXC or Micro Focus: Classified as a former employee or retiree of HPE. Treated as though you left HPE to join any other company. Entitled to whatever retiree coverage you qualified for at the time you left HPE. (If qualified for the "Pre-2003" retirement program, classified as a retiree of HPE but medical benefits administered by HPI.)

5. Left EDS before the HP acquisition: Classified as a former employee or retiree of HP Inc. If you were employed by EDS or "EDS, an HP Company" before January 1, 2009 you may have an EDS pension that you have forgotten about. Details: http://www.hpalumni.org/eds  Benefits and finance issues related to former EDS service are discussed on the EDS Alumni LinkedIn Group.

6. Retired from DEC: Classified as a retiree of HP Inc.

Make sure that the company has your current mailing address. Even if not classified by the company as a "Retiree" or if long gone from the company. (For example, some have probably missed out on wage-and-hour class-action settlements.) 

This topic is covered in the HPAA's US Benefits Forum. Mutual help on health coverage -- COBRA, retirement, Medicare, open-market. Annual Enrollment, discounts.
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Stock and options issues:  http://www.hpalumni.org/stock


If you are receiving Retiree or COBRA benefits from HP, join the HPAA at no charge for the HPAA's Benefits forum. Among other topics, forum members compare notes on US retiree and COBRA health plans year-round and during Annual Enrollment.  www.hpalumni.org

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This is not an official document. The HPAA is an independent volunteer organization not endorsed or supported by HPI or HPE. This information was developed working with members and our contacts at HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.


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