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Advice and reference info from members. The HP Alumni Association is operated by volunteers. Not officially endorsed or supported.

Received a "Potential Private Retirement Benefit" letter from Social Security? How to decode the letter and who to contact, if necessary: Potential Benefit letter

If you have paper stock certificates. What to do: Stock Certificates

If leaving or recently left, use our ASAP Checklist

Medicare Menu (Whether or not receiving benefits from HP or HPE.) If transitioning to Medicare soon, you have a lot of homework to do!

Health insurance - from company or otherwise. Heads up! Contact directories. Future of retiree healthcare. How to escalate. Dental.

COBRA Health benefits continuation -- including premium assistance under the American Rescue Plan.

Comparing health plans. Carefully compare plan details -- especially between similar-sounding group and individual plans.

Which Company You may be a retiree or former employee of more that one HP-related company.

Which health program Depending on age, years of service, and other factors, you may qualify for the "Pre-2003 HP Retiree Medical Program" -- as opposed to the current "HP Retiree Medical Program."  ("2003" refers to the year when HP implemented the program, not necessarily your year of retirement.)

Enrollment Guides Searchable copies of the Annual Enrollment Guides for HP, HPE, and DEC.

Benefits Centers and Alight Medicare Phone numbers for HP and HPE.

What I wish I had known before layoff, retirement, or leaving -- based on input from dozens of HPAA members.


Finance issues  Including stock, pension, 401(k) ... 

Employee stock Over the decades, Hewlett-Packard has been broken into several companies.

Depending on when you acquired stock, you may now have shares in HPInc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Agilent, Keysight, and DXC held in multiple accounts and may not have received cash payouts for Micro Focus or Perspecta.

HPAA members have developed a step-by-step process to untangle HP/HPE-related stock including spreadsheets to verify your records or estimate cost basis for employee stock purchases: Stock

Discounts Advice and reference info from members.

Contacts for former employees. Member advice: stock records, employment and salary verification, Payroll. W-2, HP and HPE Retirement Service Centers, HP and HPE Benefits Centers, etc.

Insurance programs. Company-subsidized insurance programs, Insurance discount programs marketed using company facilities and communication channels. Group Legal Services. Death benefit.

Retiree gold badge. Now symbolic only. (At some older sites, may be useful for discounts at some local businesses.)

Company-matched donations.


Retiree Checklist

Related Companies. Member advice for people from acquired or spinoff companies:  Agilent    Autonomy    Compaq    DEC    DXC    EDS    Keysight    Micro Focus    Perspecta    Tandem    Other acquisitions and spinoffs

Death or disability of a former employee. Stock, pension, dependent health coverage, and other issues: Member advice

HPAA Benefits Forum. Covers topics such as COBRA and retiree health benefits, annual enrollment, and transition to Medicare. Join the HPAA Benefits Forum.

Join our forums. If formerly a regular, direct U.S. employee of HP or HPE -- or in the process of leaving. We welcome others who could benefit from our forums and updates: spouses/partners, those receiving company benefits -- dependents, DEC and EDS retirees -- and heirs with HP/HPE-related stock. No charge, thanks to HPAA's Supporting Members. Join at hpalumni.org/join


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