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Reconnect with those who know you and your work. Benefits. More. (Updated April 12, 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 -- HPI 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? HPI, 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. A team of HP Alumni volunteers has developed a set of steps: Employee Stock -- how to find it all, protect it from being treated as abandoned property, and prevent double taxation. Assistance even if you do not have original employee purchase records -- or did not input your lot-and-cost information into your broker's system
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 HPI, 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 HPI or HPE internal systems and in the following few weeks.)
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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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