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Reconnect with those who know you and your work. Benefits. More. (Updated July 1, 2018.)
If you are in the process of leaving or being laid off, use our ASAP Checklist immediately – before you lose access to HP Inc or Hewlett Packard Enterprise internal systems. Advice from alumni on the many things you need to do As soon as you know you are leaving or being laid off – and in the following few weeks.
Helping each other with life after HP:
▪ Reconnect with those who know you and your work.
▪ Mutual help on health coverage -- COBRA, retirement, Medicare, open-market. Decoding Annual Enrollment. Decoding Annual Enrollment. Other company-administered benefits such as discounts.
▪ US job openings from employers recruiting ex-HPers.
▪ Discuss personal finance Topics -- such as Social Security and stock -- from an ex-HP perspective.
▪ Post technical questions to a knowledgeable, friendly community of engineers.
▪ Discover local and online groups – business units and divisions, acquisitions, spinoffs, and more.
You are eligible to join 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. Thanks to the HPAA's Supporting Members, there is no charge.
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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.
If you are classified by HP as a Retiree, please go to our Retiree Checklist.
First -- Which Company am I a retiree or former employee of? HP, or HPE, or multiple companies? Given HP's complex history of acquisitions, divestitures, and spinoffs, the company that you are a former employee of may not be obvious. Before contacting one of the HP-related companies, check here: Which Company
1. There is useful information for all former employees on the official HP retiree website -- including benefits, discounts, contacts, and change of address.
2. Time to untangle your stock! Due to the breakup of HP, many have discovered that they have stock in more HP-related companies (as many as seven), located in more accounts, and with much less accurate cost basis values that they thought. You could wind up paying taxes twice on the same income. Some of your stock or dividends may have been turned over to a state government as "unclaimed." Your cost basis doesn't affect your heirs, but they may not be able to find all your stock. A team of HP Alumni volunteers has developed a step-by-step process to help you find all your stock, protect it from being treated as abandoned property, and prevent double taxation. Go to Employee Stock
3. If you are still in the workforce, join the HPAA's networking and job-post groups on LinkedIn.
4. There is probably an informal online group for each organization you have worked in – including HP acquisitions and spinoffs. Directory of professional and social groups for HP alumni and current employees. For example, there are large groups for EDS and Compaq alumni. And there are many local clubs.
5. Advice and info on returning to HP, HPE, DXC, or Micro Focus -- including informal and formal restrictions.
6. Update and strengthen your LinkedIn profile. Recruiters use LinkedIn to find candidates. You can use LinkedIn to reconnect with former co-workers who know you and your work. Many HPAA members report that LinkedIn helped them find a new job. Use HPAA's LinkedIn Tips and Traps
(If you are in the process of leaving or being laid off or have recently left, use our "ASAP Checklist" for advice and mutual help – developed by HPAA members – on the many things you have to do before you lose access to HP or HPE internal systems and in the following few weeks.)
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