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Benefits

Advice and reference info from members. (Updated Aug 7, 2017.)
This topic is covered in the HPAA's US Benefits Forum. Mutual help on health coverage -- COBRA, retirement, Medicare, open-market. Annual Enrollment, discounts.
Contact the HPAA volunteers: hpalumni.org/email   

ASAP Checklist. What to do before losing access to internal systems. 

What I wish I had known before I left HP. Surprises and hazards -- based on input from dozens of HPAA members.

Health Insurance

 

Which Company am I (or will I be) a retiree of?

Who does what? The HPAA's summary of the roles played by the Benefits Center and each of the many providers -- and how to escalate. 

Contacts. Official and unofficial contact directories for HP and HP's providers.

US Benefits Forum. Mutual help on health coverage -- COBRA, retirement, Medicare, open-market. Annual Enrollment, discounts.


Stock and options issues for HP alumni. Where are my stock records? What is my cost basis? and more.

Discounts. Wireless, hardware, supplies, non-HP products and services. (The company fleet sales program has been discontinued.)

Retiree gold badge. Now symbolic only.

Group Legal Services. An extra-charge plan marketed by the HP Benefits Center to employees and retirees.

$5,000 Life Insurance. The amount had not changed in decades. HP and Agilent both dropped the death benefit in 2010.

Life, auto, and other insurance. Various types of insurance have been marketed by third parties to employees using company facilities and employee benefits communication channels. The company made no contribution to the cost of the policies and was not a party to the transactions.


Join the HPAA. For more mutual help on these topics and many others, join the HP Alumni Association. You are eligible to join the 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.  Thanks to the HPAA's Supporting Members, there is no charge.

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