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Member advice for former employees of related companies

This page is for former employees and retirees of spinoff and predecessor companies such as Agilent, Compaq, DEC, DXC, EDS, Keysight, Micro Focus, Tandem, etc.

Advice from alumni discussions. Not officially endorsed or supported. Join at no charge (Updated Dec 27, 2020.)  Comments: info2@hpalumni.org

If you are also a former employee or retiree of HP or HPE, you should also check these contact lists:   HP Contacts   HPE Contacts


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 the companies acquired by Hewlett-Packard before the company was split into HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, including DEC, EDS, etc.) Update address at former company

Which HP-related companies have me classified as a retiree or former employee? Given HP's history of acquisitions and spinoffs, this 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, 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. (DEC employees get retiree health credit for DEC and HP service but not Compaq service.) Confusingly, predecessor service counts for vacation/FTO. Details: DEC  EDS

Employment verification and experience letters for Hewlett-Packard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and related companies. Employment and Experience Verification

Death or disability of a former employee. Member advice


Financial benefits contacts -- 401(k), pension, stock...

The HP Retirement Service Center is the primary administrator for HP U.S. pension and 401(k) accounts, including any accounts that HP predecessor companies (such as Compaq, DEC, and EDS) may have had. Operated by Fidelity Investments. 1-800-457-4015 (Outside US 1-508-787-9902 collect.) Fidelity (Don't go to a local Fidelity office.)   Member advice

- 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

- DEC. 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 is the primary administrator for Hewlett Packard Enterprise U.S. pension and 401(k) accounts, including any accounts for employees of companies that HPE acquired since the Nov 1, 2015 HPE spinoff (such as Cray and Nimble.) Operated by Fidelity Investments.1-800-409-4015 (Outside US 1-508-787-9902 collect.) Fidelity (Don't go to a local Fidelity office.)

For details of a U.S. employer retirement or health plan, obtain a copy of the legal Summary Plan Description ("SPD"). Log into the plan administrator's website or call. They are required by law to provide the SPD upon request. The current SPD takes precedence over any other written, online, or verbal information you may be given -- but is still subject to change. 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 1-800-457-4015 (Outside US 1-508-787-9902 collect.) Fidelity (Don't go to a local Fidelity office.)   Member advice

Employee stock and options.  No one but you really cares about your employment-related stock. You may have had stock in up to six completely separate 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/Contacts-Payroll

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.)


Additional information

Member advice and contact info for those who worked at:  Agilent    Autonomy    Compaq    DEC    DXC    EDS    HP    HPE    Keysight    Micro Focus    Perspecta    Tandem    Other acquisitions and spinoffs 

Other contacts

Local HP social clubs in the Bay Area, Southern California, Oregon, and Texas -- and DEC chapters -- have in-person and virtual events: hpalumni.org/social

Facebook. Independent HP, DEC, and EDS groups on Facebook -- reliving the good times, reconnecting with people you worked with, and remembering those who have passed: hpalumni.org/facebook

LinkedIn. LinkedIn helps you reconnect with people who know you and your work. Even if not currently looking, Join"HPConnections"on LinkedIn   LinkedIn Tips and Traps

HP Alumni Association:
Comments:  info2@hpalumni.org 


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