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Benefits Menu (Updated July 2, 2018.)  Questions or comments to: info@hpalumni.org  

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

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 HP Alumni Association. No charge, thanks to HPAA members. 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.


First step: Which Company am I a retiree or former employee of? HP Inc, or Hewlett Packard Enterprise, 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 


Menu of benefits-related articles on this website:

US Health Insurance - from company or otherwise. The roles played by the Benefits Centers and each of their many providers. How to escalate. Official and unofficial contact directories. Troubleshoot and compare notes. Dental. If transitioning to Medicare soon, you have a lot of homework to do! 

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

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

Discounts Advice and reference info from members.

Employee Stock  Use the HPAA's Five-Step Stock Recovery Program to help you untangle your stock.

Contacts for former employees. Member advice: stock records, employment and salary verification, Payroll. W-2, HP Retirement Service Center at Fidelity, HP Benefits Center, etc.

Compaq issues  CPQ shares purchased under the Compaq employee stock purchase plan have HPQ, HPE, and other spinoff shares at Morgan Stanley. Members report problems with MS.

DEC issues. HP Inc is the legal successor to DEC. You may have a benefit under the Digital Pension Plan or Digital Retiree Health Program.

EDS issues. 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. If you acquired HP stock via the EDS employee stock purchase plan. How to sell your EDS stock.

Insurance programs. Company-subsidized insurance programs, Insurance discount programs marketed using company facilities and communication channels. Group Legal Services. Death benefit.

Retiree gold badge. Now symbolic only. (At some older sites, may be useful for discounts at some local businesses.)

Patents. For status of your patent incentives and patent plaques:
HP Inc -- ip.incentives@hp.com  
HPE -- hpe.ip.incentives@hpe.com

Report a death to the company


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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