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Financial benefits contacts for former U.S. HP and HPInc employees
Advice and reference info from members. (Updated May 6, 2021.) Questions or comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If leaving or recently left, see our ASAP Checklist. Member advice on what to do before losing access to company systems -- and in the following few weeks.
On Nov 1, 2015, the Hewlett-Packard Company was renamed HP Inc. and a new, independent company -- Hewlett Packard Enterprise (no hyphen; singular; green-rectangle logo) -- was spun out. Portions of HPE were later spun out into DXC and Micro Focus, which have spun out other companies. Details: HP Breakup
Which HP-related companies am I a retiree or former employee of? (Not always obvious.) 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 -- in case of class-action settlements or other issues. Update address at former company
"Potential Private Retirement Benefit" letter from Social Security. The key word is "potential." It reports the most recent transaction in a benefit plan that you were once enrolled in. If both "Type" and "Frequency" are coded "A" -- it means that during the "Year Reported" you rolled the money into a different plan, or bought an annuity, or took the cash. For details or if coded otherwise, go to Potential Benefit Letter.
HPInc financial benefits contacts
Pension and 401(k): The HPInc Retirement Service
Center administers pension and 401(k) accounts
for HPInc (formerly named Hewlett-Packard Company.)
- 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: 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: hpalumni.org/DEC
- Other predecessor companies. Details: hpalumni.org/contacts-OtherCompanies
If you have an existing HP 401(k) or personal brokerage account at Fidelity, go to http://netbenefits.com and use your existing username and password. Otherwise, call Fidelity at 1-800-457-4015 -- select "ESPP" -- on any business day (except NYSE holidays) between 8:30 a.m. and midnight Eastern time. Outside the U.S., call 1-508-787-9902 collect.
Employee stock and options. No one but you really cares about your employment-related stock. You may have had stock in up to seven HP-related companies. Your stock may not all be in the same place or be registered to your current postal address. You may need to retrieve lost stock, dividends, or cash payouts, find stray accounts, or estimate your cost basis. hpalumni.org/stock
W-2 or final Earnings Statement. hpalumni.org/W-2
Worldwide: Employment verification and experience letters for Hewlett-Packard, HPInc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, predecessor companies, and successor companies. How to provide current and past employment status and salary to potential employers, financial institutions, and government aid agencies: hpalumni.org/verif
U.S. 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: hpalumni.org/W-2
U.S. Payroll. Email -- provide your full name, employee ID and contact
Report disability or a death to the company. hpalumni.org/ReportDeath
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