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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 -- in case of pension plan changes, employment lawsuits, settlements, or other issues. (HP Inc. is the legal successor to companies bought by HP -- including Compaq and EDS. HPE is successor to companies it bought -- Cray, Nimble, etc.) Update address at former company
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
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 vacation/FTO.) Details: Digital EDS
Report disability or a death to the company. hpalumni.org/ReportDeath
Financial benefits contacts -- 401(k), pension, stock...
The HP Retirement Service Center administers pension and 401(k) accounts for HPInc (legal name changed from Hewlett-Packard Company to HP Inc. in 2015.) Also administers any pension or 401(k) accounts that Hewlett-Packard predecessor companies (such as Compaq, 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 in the U.S. 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 administers pension and 401(k)
accounts for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Also administers any
pension or 401(k) accounts that companies acquired by HPE
since the Nov 1, 2015 HPE spinoff (Cray, Nimble, etc.)
may have had. Operated by Fidelity Investments.
For details of an employer retirement or health plan, obtain a copy of the legal Summary Plan Description ("SPD") -- either by logging into your account on the plan administrator's website or by calling the plan administrator's phone center. They are required by law to provide your SPD upon request. The SPD takes precedence over any other written, online, or verbal information you may be given. How to use an SPD
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: 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
If you were formerly a regular, direct employee of HP or HPE -- or are in the process of leaving -- join the HP Alumni Association. Membership is also open to heirs with HP-related stock and to those receiving company benefits -- spouses, partners, dependents, DEC and EDS retirees. No charge, thanks to HPAA members.
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