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Helping each other with life after Hewlett-Packard and HPE. Website last updated May 29, 2023.
Member-supported, independent association operated by former employees of HP and HPE.
If dealing with possible layoff or considering retirement: This website has pragmatic advice collected from alumni who have gone through past cycles -- including actions to quietly take now, even if you don't expect to be leaving. Leaving HP or HPE (No membership or login required.)
If formerly a regular, direct U.S. employee of HP or HPE -- or in the process of leaving: Updates and online forums with Q-and-A discussions on details of EER, WFR/Layoff, COBRA and retiree health benefits, transition to Medicare, stock, 401(k), pensions, and other financial issues. TechTalk. Join our forums by simply sending an email. No charge, thanks to our Supporting Members. (Also open to spouses, partners, and others receiving HP or HPE benefits.)
If you have HP/HPE-related stock: You may now have stock in up to five (formerly seven) completely separate HP-related companies -- HP, HPE, Agilent, Keysight, DXC, Perspecta, Micro Focus -- and may have missed cash payouts. Often in multiple accounts -- related to various employee stock purchase, option and incentive plans over the years -- or in personal brokerage accounts. How to determine what stock you should have -- and find it: Stock Recovery Process
Current hot topics...
If you received Micro Focus shares between Sep 1, 2017 and Aug 28, 2019 -- as part of the Sep 1, 2017 HPE Software spinoff or otherwise -- you have a potential claim in the expected settlement of a shareholder class action lawsuit. Even if you didn't get a notice in the mail. No matter when you disposed of the MFGP shares (even if you held them until they were purchased by OpenText in Jan 2023.) Very rough estimate of average payout: $0.39 per MFGP "A" ADS -- i.e. $5.30 for every 100 HPE shares owned on Sep 1, 2017. Claim deadline was May 30, 2023, now June 30, 2023. Claim form is online. We have claim links and the missing info on how to deal with the Apr 2019 change from "A" to "B" shares: https://www.hpalumni.org/StockMicroFocusSuit
Discounts -- recent events:
- The free HPInc "Passport Corporate Discount Card" now includes most of the restaurants on the popular, long-standing $79/year "Passport Dining" program. Details: https://www.hpalumni.org/discounts-passportcard (No report of a similar program for HPE retirees.)
- Discounts on ink and toner no longer available. Employee/retiree discounts still available on almost everything else -- including business products. Member advice: Discounts - HP
LinkedIn. How to update and strengthen your LinkedIn profile. Very powerful -- but works differently than you might think: LinkedIn tricks and traps (You may want to turn off LinkedIn's "Share job changes" default. Otherwise, LinkedIn will notify all your connections -- including managers and co-workers -- about every change.)
Medicare. Critical details and member advice: Medicare via HP or HPE
Info for those who worked at: Agilent Autonomy Compaq DEC DXC EDS HP HPE Keysight Micro Focus Perspecta Poly Tandem Other acquisitions and spinoffs
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