Key: Legal successor and corporate names.
- HPInc is the legal successor to EDS. Responsibility was
not transferred to subsequent successor companies such as
HPES, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC, etc. HPInc has
responsibility for any
commitments to former EDS employees. This includes
any retiree health coverage, pension, 401(k), etc. plans.
(Does not depend on whether the employee's last business unit ended up in HPInc or Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the
- When EDS was acquired by HP on August 26, 2008, it was
temporarily structured as a wholly-owned subsidiary called "EDS,
an HP Company."
- On Sept. 23, 2009, Hewlett-Packard Company announced that
"EDS, an HP company" would be renamed "HP Enterprise
Source The timing may have varied from country to
- On October 21, 2015, Hewlett-Packard Company spun off
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (no hyphen; singular.) The timing
may have varied from country to country.
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 or pension issues. Update
address at former company
You may have an EDS pension. If you were employed by EDS or "EDS, an HP Company" before
January 1, 2009 you may have an EDS pension that you have
If you received a "Potential Private Retirement Benefit Information"
notice from Social Security, it is usually based on outdated information
-- as indicated by the "Year Reported" date on the form included in the
body of the notice. Here's how to decode it:
The 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
may have had.
1-800-457-4015, M-F 7:30 AM to
11:00 PM Central Time. Outside the US, call 1-508-787-9902
collect. Fidelity website:
- EDS stock is no longer traded. HP paid $25.00 per share to
the owners of record as of August 26, 2008. ($13.9 billion
-- a 32% premium over the market price of $18.86 before
) A check was sent to the address in the ownership records
for each shareholding --
stock? If the check was uncashed, the money would have
eventually been turned over to a state unclaimed property
department. See HPAA's page on
How to check for
lost stock and dividends
- If you acquired HP stock via the EDS employee stock
purchase plan. Determine cost basis and ordinary income or
capital gain for each lot of shares spawned by HP since the
EDS acquisition -- HPInc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise,
DXC Technology, Micro Focus, Perspecta...
Details and HPAA
advice for former EDS employee shareholders
Service at predecessor companies. Of HP's many
predecessor companies, only HP and DEC had retiree healthcare programs.
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.)
HPInc and HPE retiree benefits...
Not always obvious: Which
HP-related companies am I a retiree or former employee of? HPInc or Hewlett
Given HP's complex history of acquisitions, divestitures,
and spinoffs, the company that you are legally a former
employee of may not be obvious.
Before contacting one of the HP-related companies, check
Which Company for links to official and unofficial contact information for each company.
Report disability or a
death to the
Vehicle discounts. When EDS had a close relationship
with GM, EDS people qualified for the GM employee discount
program -- today only those receiving a GM pension qualify.
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