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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, HP Inc, or Hewlett Packard Enterprise -- or are in the process of leaving join the HP Alumni Association. No charge, thanks to HPAA members. This topic is covered in the HPAA Benefits Forum. Mutual help on health coverage -- COBRA, retirement, Medicare, open-market. Decoding Annual Enrollment. Other company-administered benefits such as discounts.

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

Questions or comments to: info@hpalumni.org

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


Medicare Study Guide

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

5. Troubleshooting and contacts.

 

Next step: 1. Basics of Medicare

(This index page updated March 8, 2019.)


For more mutual help on this topic and many others, join the independent HP Alumni Association. If you were formerly a regular, direct employee of HP or HPE -- or are in the process of leaving -- join HPAlumni. No charge, thanks to HPAA members.


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