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

Given HP's complex history of  acquisitions, divestitures, and spinoffs, the company that you are a former employee of may not be obvious.

On November 1, 2015, the Hewlett-Packard Company was renamed HP Inc. and spun off a new independent company -- Hewlett Packard Enterprise (no hyphen; singular.) 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 ended up in HP or HPE in the HP Breakup.) If you transitioned to DXC or Micro Focus, it is treated as though you left HPE to join another company.

- Classification as "retired." If you left at 55 or older with at least 10 years of service -- or left after 2010 with age-plus-years-of-service of at least 80 -- HP generally classifies you as "retired." This is reported to outside payroll and employment verification services. It is likely that HPE also uses the same criteria, but that has not been confirmed. To determine if you have any retiree benefits, contact the appropriate company: HP and HP Inc contacts   Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) contacts

- US retiree benefits. 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 HP and HPE Country Contacts

Specifically:

1. Left the Hewlett-Packard Company before the 11/1/15 HP/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 HP/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 HP/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 HP.)

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 HP.)

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.) 

Report a death to the company

Covered in HPAA US Benefits Forum. Mutual help on health coverage -- COBRA, retirement, Medicare, open-market. Decoding Annual Enrollment. Other company-administered benefits such as discounts.
Contact the HPAA volunteers:  info@hpalumni.org

Stock and options issues for HP alumni. Micro Focus US tax liability on 2017 return. Employee stock purchase cost basis spreadsheets. Where is my stock? Predecessor company 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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Explanation by consultants William A. Abbott and Louis F. Costello.

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


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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