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Medicare

If transitioning to Medicare soon, you have a lot of homework to do -- whether receiving company benefits or not.

Advice and reference info from members.

If you were formerly a regular, direct employee of Hewlett-Packard, HPInc, or Hewlett Packard Enterprise -- or are in the process of leaving join the HP Alumni Association. No login or password involved. No charge, thanks to HPAA members. This topic is covered in the HPAA Benefits Forum. Discuss HP and HPE COBRA and retiree benefits, including Annual Enrollment and transition to Medicare..

Overview of US health coverage issues: https://www.hpalumni.org/health 

How to resolve US HPInc or HPE medical benefits issues -- and how to escalate: Benefits Centers

Questions or comments to: info@hpalumni.org

See also Annual Enrollment for US retiree and COBRA health coverage.


Medicare Study Guide

As one member put it: "You do need to engage in this process. Medicare does not do it for you."

Easiest and fastest to follow these stops in order..

For everyone -- whether receiving benefits from a company or not:

1. Get the basics. Medicare works differently! You have lots of work to do.

2. Traps and limitations from HPAA members and on the official Medicare site.

3. Compare plans and check the Medicare assistance sites for your state. (Depending on how you left and your years-of-service, HP coverage may not be best for you.)

If receiving benefits from HP or HPE:

4. Medicare - HP  company-subsidized Medicare benefits...and how the company Benefits Centers and the Aon Retiree Health Exchange (ARHE) fit together.

5. Troubleshooting and contacts.

 

Next step: 1. Basics of Medicare

(This index page updated Sep 17, 2020.)


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