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Contacts for former employees of spinoff and predecessor companies
Advice and reference info from members. (Updated Dec 27, 2020.) Questions or comments to: email@example.com
This page is for former employees and retirees of spinoff and predecessor companies such as Agilent, Compaq, Digital, DXC, EDS, Keysight, Micro Focus, Tandem, etc.
Make sure that every company you worked for (which may include both HPInc and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise) 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
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
HPInc benefits for service at predecessor companies. Of the many Hewlett-Packard predecessor companies, only HP and DEC had retiree healthcare programs. Only HP, DEC, and EDS had pension plans. Over the years, HP, DEC, and EDS set aside money in dedicated trust funds to pay for those programs. Compaq, Tandem, Autonomy, Palm, etc. did not have retiree healthcare or pensions among their benefits programs. Their employees did not have those expectations and there were no corresponding trust funds to pass on to an acquiring company. Therefore, employees of those companies do not get credit under HP's retiree healthcare or pension programs for service at the predecessor company. (Predecessor service does count for FTO.) Details: Digital EDS
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. Employment Verification: hpalumni.org/verif. Experience Letter: hpalumni.org/verif-letter
Report disability or a death to the company. hpalumni.org/ReportDeath
Financial benefits contacts -- 401(k), pension, stock...
The HPInc Retirement Service Center manages pension and 401(k) accounts for HPInc (formerly named Hewlett-Packard Company.) Also manages any pension or 401(k) accounts that Hewlett-Packard predecessor companies (such as Digital and EDS) may have had. Operated by Fidelity Investments.
1-800-457-4015, M-F 7:30 AM to 11:00 PM Central Time. Outside the U.S., call 1-508-787-9902 collect. Website: https://nb.fidelity.com/public/nb/hp/home
- 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
The HPE Retirement Service Center manages pension and 401(k)
accounts for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. Also manages any
pension or 401(k) accounts that companies acquired by HPE
since the HPInc/HPE split (such as Cray and Nimble)
may have had. Operated by Fidelity Investments.
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 HP-employment-related stock. You may have stock in up to seven HP-related companies. You may find stray accounts -- or need to retrieve lost stock or dividends. With each spinoff, your cost basis changed. Your heirs won't need to know your cost basis, but will need to find all the shares. 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: hpalumni.org/W-2
W-2 Wage and Tax Statement or Final Earnings Statement for U.S.
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.)
Networks and clubs for alumni and current employees:
HP Alumni Association:
Corporate headquarters phone numbers for the successor companies:
- DXC Technology 703-245-9675
- Micro Focus +44-(0)-1635-565-200
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, HPInc, or HPE -- or are in the process of leaving -- join the HP Alumni Association. Helping each other with life after HP. No charge, thanks to HPAA members.
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