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Menu of Benefits and Medicare topics for HP and HPE alumni   

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

If you got a letter from Social Security entitled "Potential Private Retirement Benefit." Look at the "Year Reported" and the table on the back of the letter. If "Type of Benefit" is "A" -- you rolled to a different plan, bought an annuity, or took cash. How to decode and what to do: https://www.hpalumni.org/PotentialBenefitLetter.

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.


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

Employee stock Depending on when and how you acquired HP or HPE stock, you may now have stock in up to six completely separate HP-related companies in various accounts -- or have missed cash payouts. How many shares of which HP-related companies should I have? How much cash should I have received? hpalumni.org/stock

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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.


What I wish I had known before I left. Surprises and hazards -- based on input from dozens of HPAA members.

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. Member advice

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

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


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