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Benefits Menu (Updated February 13, 2018.)  Questions or comments to: info@hpalumni.org  

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. This topic is covered in the HPAA's US Benefits Forum. Mutual help on health coverage -- COBRA, retirement, Medicare, open-market. Other company-administered benefits such as discounts.

First -- Which Company am I a former employee or retiree of? HPI, HPE or? 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 

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

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

US Health Insurance - from Company or Otherwise. Troubleshoot and compare notes.

Medicare. If transitioning to Medicare soon, you have a lot of homework to do -- whether receiving HP, HPI, or HPE benefits or not. Advice and reference info from members.


Stock and options issues for HP alumni. Shares in multiple companies spawned over the years. Employee stock purchase cost basis spreadsheet. Where is my stock? Predecessor company stock.

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

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:
HPI -- ip.incentives@hp.com  
HPE -- hpe.ip.incentives@hpe.com


Insurance Programs. Various types of insurance -- such as life, auto, and legal plans -- have been marketed by third parties to employees and retirees using company facilities and employee-benefits communication channels. (Insurance companies do this in order to reduce their lead-acquisition and sales costs.)

These are not actual benefit programs and have not been related to the company's corporate volume purchasing for decades. The company never made any contribution to the cost of the plans and was not a party to the transactions. To resolve any issues, you must contact the insurance company directly.

When renewing, be sure you compare with plans available online directly from the same insurance company or through other sources -- such as knowledgeable local agents -- or AAA, AARP, Costco, credit unions, professional organizations like ACM or IEEE, and other organizations you are affiliated with.

Group Legal Services. Member feedback from HPAA Benefits Forum discussions.

HP formerly had a $5,000 employee/retiree death benefit. The amount had not changed in decades -- and was seldom collected. HP shut down the program in 2010, as did Agilent.


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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