Retirees: Compare notes on benefits, more.
March 7, 2018.)
▪ Get Mutual help on health coverage -- COBRA, retirement, Medicare, open-market. Decoding Annual Enrollment. Other
company-administered benefits such as discounts.
Reconnect with past colleagues who know you and your work
through LinkedIn groups.
▪ Find HP's discounts
Discuss US personal finance issues -- such as Social
Security and stock -- from an ex-HP perspective.
▪ See US job openings from employers recruiting
Post your technical questions on the HPAA TechTalk forum
a knowledgeable, friendly community of engineers.
▪ Discover the local and online
groups that suit your needs US, international, business
units and divisions, acquisitions, spinoffs, and more.
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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 -- HP generally classifies you
as "retired." This is reported to outside payroll and
services. It is likely that HPE also uses the same criteria, but that
has not been confirmed.
To determine if you have any retiree benefits:
the most recent annual Retiree Benefits Enrollment Guide:
(Whether or not you print it out, it is very helpful to
search this complex document using the pdf reader on your system.
For example, search for "re-enroll" to find the rules about
re-enrolling in a retiree plan if you lose coverage from a
- Then call the appropriate
Benefits Center to go over your specific
situation in detail -- which may include COBRA, reimbursement
accounts, Medicare, coverage for dependents, etc.
Phone numbers and member
HPAA's Contacts page
Acquired companies generally
did not have retirement health coverage or a pension plan. Those
benefits were not an employee expectation -- and the original
company was not paying into a trust fund that could be passed on to
an acquiring company. We know of two exceptions where there were
funded plans -- and therefore obligations that are being fulfilled
by HP Inc in special plans:
- If formerly employed by DEC -- retiree health coverage.
- If employed by EDS or "EDS, an HP Company" before January 1, 2009
-- pension plan. Details
There is useful information for all
former employees on the
official retiree websites -- including benefits, discounts,
contacts, and change of address.
If you are still in the workforce, join
the HPAA's networking and job-post
groups on LinkedIn.
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
alumni. And there are many local clubs.
Advice and info on
returning to HP Inc, HPE, DXC, or Micro Focus -- including informal and
Which Company am I a retiree or former employee of? HP, 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:
Check out the HP-supported
local Retiree Clubs in the US and around the world.
Make sure that HP has your current mailing address.
Even if long gone from HP. (Some have probably missed out on
the 2015 EDS wage-and-hour settlement.)
(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
HP or HPE internal systems and in the following few weeks.)
Questions or comments to:
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