See all of
HPAA's information for EDS alumni -- pension, stock,
career, networking, EDS history/culture -- whether or
not you ever worked for HP:
Key: Legal successor and corporate names.
- HPInc is the legal successor to the companies acquired by
the Hewlett-Packard Company before the company was split into HPInc and
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE.) Responsibility for any commitments
to former employees of Autonomy, Compaq, Digital, EDS, Tandem, etc.
remain with HPInc -- regardless of whether the employee's last business
unit ended up in HPInc or HPE. This includes employment verification and
any retiree health coverage, pension, 401(k), etc. plans. HPE is
responsible for any commitments to former employees of companies
acquired by HPE, such as Cray, Nimble, etc. (About the HP Breakup)
- When EDS was sold to HP on Aug 26, 2008, it was
temporarily structured as a wholly-owned subsidiary called "EDS,
an HP Company."
On Sep 23, 2009, it was
renamed "HP Enterprise
- On Oct 21, 2015, Hewlett-Packard Company spun off
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (no hyphen; singular.)
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
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:
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 based on years-old information, as indicated by the "Year Reported" box. The key word is "potential." Here's how to decode it -- and who to contact if you are not sure what happened with that account.
- 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 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:
- Members indicate
that the EDS 401(k) was administered by Vanguard before EDS
was sold to HP.
Stock issues for former EDS employees.
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.)
Report disability or a
death to the
GM owned EDS from
1984 to 1996. Current eligibility
and sponsorship rules for GM retirees, former GM employees,
widows and widowers of former GM employees, and GM Family Legacy Program:
The Hewlett-Packard Alumni Association is operated by former employees
who volunteer their time. Not officially endorsed or supported by any