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Agilent Issues  (Updated Mar 1, 2021.)

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Benefits: (All benefits -- including health and financial benefits.) Agilent Service Center -- toll-free 1-877-989-2727 (operated by Fidelity.)

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Links and HPAA member advice on Agilent and Keysight stock: https://www.hpalumni.org/StockAgilent 

Key: Agilent is the legal successor to the Hewlett-Packard business units -- instrument, medical, analytical, component, etc. -- that were that were transferred to Agilent under Lew Platt. (In turn, Keysight is now the legal successor to the Agilent instrument business.)

Make sure that the legal successor to every company you ever worked for has your current postal address. Even if not classified by the company as a "Retiree" or if long gone -- in case of pension plan changes, employment lawsuits, settlements, or other issues. Update address at former company

Former employee or retiree of which company? (Includes any retiree health coverage, pension, 401(k), etc. )

- Left the Hewlett-Packard Company before the May 2, 2000 Agilent spinoff and had worked in the HP businesses that became Agilent -- instrument, medical, analytical, component, etc. -- classified as a former employee or retiree of Agilent.

- If worked in the HP or Agilent instrument business, reclassified in the 2014 Keysight spinoff as a former employee or retiree of Keysight.  HPAA's Keysight page: https://www.hpalumni.org/keysight

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Agilent Benefits. Retiree medical, retirement plan, deferred profit-sharing plan, 401(k) plan, employee stock ownership, and stock options are all administered by the Agilent Service Center at Fidelity.
1-877-989-2727 (Source: HP/HPE/Agilent/Keysight Bay Area Retired Employees Club )

Contacting Agilent. Links to pages on Agilent's company website:

- The "Contact Us" page has a link for "General Suggestions and Feedback" emails -- and gives the postal address for the company's worldwide headquarters. https://www.agilent.com/en/contact-us/page

- The "Leadership" page gives the names of senior executives -- including the CEO, head of Human Resources, and the chief legal officer (General Counsel.)  https://www.agilent.com/about/companyinfo/leadership/

- The "Contact Us" page has a search directory of local company offices worldwide. https://www.agilent.com/en/contact-us/page

Other links:

HPAA's Keysight information.

HP, Agilent, Keysight History Links

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