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Benefits Menu (Updated May 25, 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 or your heirs could lose some of the stock or dividends as "abandoned" -- and you could wind up paying taxes twice on the same income. 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

Discounts. Wireless, hardware, supplies, non-HP products and services.

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 -- 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 

Health coverage

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.

Insurance programs

Company-subsidized insurance programs.

For a limited time, you may have had the option to continue certain "portable" company-subsidized insurance plans -- typically Life and Accident -- at your own expense -- after you left the company.

Reference info: Check your termination paperwork and the very helpful official "leaving" site -- which is accessible outside company firewalls:

- HP or HP Inc: http://www.hp.com/leaving_hp   login=leaving   password=HP (both case-sensitive)

- Hewlett Packard Enterprise: http://www.leavinghpe.com   login=leaving   password=HPE (both case-sensitive)

The company is no longer a party to the transactions. You are billed directly. To resolve any issues, you must contact the insurance company.

Before renewing, be sure you compare features in detail 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.

Insurance discount programs. Various types of insurance -- such as Auto, Home, Long-Term Care, and Legal plans -- have been marketed by third parties to employees and retirees using company facilities and employee-benefits communication channels. Insurance companies set up these marketing programs with employers to reduce advertising expense and eliminate sales commissions to local agents.

These are not company-subsidized benefits and are not related to the company's corporate volume purchasing. The company never made any contribution to the cost of the plans and was not a party to the transactions. You are billed directly. To resolve any issues, you must contact the insurance company.

Before renewing, be sure you compare features in detail 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.


Other benefits-related topics

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.

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

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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