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Financial benefits contacts for former HP and HPInc employees
Advice and reference info from members. (Updated Aug 25, 2020.) Questions or comments to: email@example.com
If leaving or recently left, see our ASAP Checklist -- what to do before losing access to the company's internal systems and in the following few weeks.
Effective November 1, 2015, the Hewlett-Packard Company was renamed HPInc. and a new, independent company -- Hewlett Packard Enterprise (no hyphen; singular) -- was spun out. Portions of HPE were later spun out into DXC and Micro Focus. Portions of DXC and Micro Focus have since been spun out. Details: HP Breakup
Not always obvious: Which HP-related companies am I a retiree or former employee of? Given HP's complex history of acquisitions, divestitures, and spinoffs, the company or companies that you are legally a former employee of may not be obvious. If any doubt, check here: Which Company
Make sure that 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 from the company -- in case of class-action settlements, pension, or stock issues. Update address at former company
Pension and 401(k) -- HPInc Retirement Service Center (operated by
Fidelity Investments) manages pension and 401(k) accounts
for HPInc (formerly named Hewlett-Packard Company.)
Also manages any pension or 401(k) accounts that the many Hewlett-Packard predecessor companies, such as DEC and EDS, may have had:
- EDS. If you were employed by EDS or "EDS, an HP Company" before January 1, 2009 you may have an EDS pension that you have forgotten about. Details: https://www.hpalumni.org/eds
- Digital. If you were employed by DEC prior to March 1, 1996, you may have a benefit under the HP Cash Account Pension Plan. Details: https://www.hpalumni.org/DEC
- Other predecessor companies. Details: https://www.hpalumni.org/contacts-Other
Stock Records: 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. Many find stray accounts -- or need to retrieve stock or dividends turned over to a state as "unclaimed." With each spinoff, the cost basis for your shares changed. You could pay taxes twice on the same income. Your heirs won't need to know your cost basis, but will need to find all the shares. An HP Alumni team developed a step-by-step process to find and protect your stock. Go to https://www.hpalumni.org/stock
W-2: You need your company W-2 if you exercised any options during the year -- even if you did not work for the company during that year. (You will also get a 1099-B from the broker. You need both documents for every option exercise.) How to obtain your annual W-2 or final Earnings Statement: https://www.hpalumni.org/W-2
Experience letters and employment verification for HPInc, HPE, predecessor companies, and successor companies. How to provide current and past employment status and salary to potential employers, financial institutions, and government aid agencies. Employment Verification: https://www.hpalumni.org/verif. Experience Letter: https://www.hpalumni.org/verif-letter
US: W-2 Wage and Tax Statement or Final Earnings Statement. You need your company W-2 if you exercised any options during the year -- even if you did not work for the company during that year. (You will also get a 1099-B from the broker. You need both documents for every option exercise.) How to obtain your annual W-2 or final Earnings Statement: https://www.hpalumni.org/W-2
US: Payroll. Payroll phone center has been closed.
Email -- provide your full name, employee ID and contact
Official HPInc pages for former US HP and HPInc employees:
- Former Employee: Change of Address, Employment Verification. The "HR Questions" tab includes Payroll, HR, Equity Awards, ESPP, SOP. HPInc official US External HR Support page
- Classified as a Retiree: Retiree Clubs, "HP Continuum" official retiree site, Employee Purchase Program, Discounts: HPInc official Retiree page
Official HPInc pages for former non-US HP and HPInc employees: To find the official contact page for former HPInc employees worldwide. (Employment verification, Experience Letters, payroll, address change, HR issues) HPInc HR Support Country Selector If country is not listed, contact regional headquarters: HPInc Offices Worldwide or HPInc Corporate Headquarters
Healthcare contact directory and advice for HPInc and certain HPE retirees. Benefits Center, Aon Retiree Health Exchange, Pre-2003 retirement program, escalate to the company, predecessor companies: https://www.hpalumni.org/contacts-HPI-medical
Other contacts for HPInc. Discounts, gold badge, product support, networks and clubs, investors, suppliers, report disability or death, HP Alumni Association, Corporate headquarters, CEO's office: https://www.hpalumni.org/contacts-HPI
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 the HP Alumni Association. Transition, Benefits, and Finance forums. No charge, thanks to HPAA members.
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