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Time to untangle your stock! With any employer, no one but you really cares about your employment-related stock. Due to the HP Breakup, you may have stock in up to seven HP-related companies. It may not all be held in the same place. With each spinoff, the cost basis for your shares changed. Many find stray accounts -- or need to retrieve stock or dividends turned over to a state as "unclaimed." You could pay taxes twice on the same income. Your heirs may not find it all. An HP Alumni team developed a step-by-step process to find it, protect it, and help you avoid double taxation. Go to Employee Stock
If you received a "Potential Private Retirement Benefit Information" notice from Social Security, it is usually based on outdated information -- as indicated by the "Year Reported" date on the form included in the body of the notice. Here's how to decode it: https://www.hpalumni.org/PotentialBenefitLetter
If you are leaving the company, see our ASAP Checklist for additional information on this topic.
If you were formerly a regular, direct employee of Hewlett-Packard, HPInc, or Hewlett Packard Enterprise -- or are in the process of leaving – join the HP Alumni Association. No login, no password. No charge, thanks to HPAA members. This topic is covered in the HPAA Benefits Forum. Mutual help on health coverage -- COBRA, retirement, Medicare, open-market. Decoding Annual Enrollment. Other company-administered benefits such as discounts.
First step: Which HP-related companies am I a retiree or former employee of? HPInc or Hewlett Packard Enterprise? Given HP's complex history of acquisitions, divestitures, and spinoffs, the company that you are legally a former employee of may not be obvious. Before contacting one of the HP-related companies, check here: Which Company for links to official and unofficial contact information for each company.
Menu of benefits-related articles on this website:
Health Insurance - from company or otherwise. Contact directories. Future of retiree healthcare. How to escalate. Dental. If transitioning to Medicare soon, you have a lot of homework to do!
Finance issues Including stock, pension, 401(k) ...
ASAP Checklist. What to do before losing access to internal systems.
What I wish I had known before I left. Surprises and hazards -- based on input from dozens of HPAA members.
Discounts Advice and reference info from members.
Contacts for former employees. Member advice: stock records, employment and salary verification, Payroll. W-2, HP Retirement Service Center at Fidelity, 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.)
Matching gifts. Limited to current employees. (HP Sustainable Impact Report -- page 16)
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For more mutual help on this topic and many others, join the independent HP Alumni Association. If you were formerly a regular, direct employee of HP or HPE -- or are in the process of leaving -- join HPAlumni via email. No charge, thanks to HPAA members.
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