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Medicare for HP and HPE alumni. (Whether or not receiving benefits from -- or subsidized by -- HP or HPE.)

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If transitioning to Medicare soon, you have a lot of homework to do -- whether receiving company benefits or not. As one member put it: "You do need to engage in this process. Medicare does not do it for you."

If formerly a regular, direct U.S. employee of HP or HPE -- or in the process of leaving join the HP Alumni Association. No charge, thanks to HPAA's Supporting Members. The HPAA Benefits Forum covers topics such as COBRA and retiree health benefits, annual enrollment, and transition to Medicare.

Medicare heads-up:

You may have to take action. "Some people get Medicare automatically, and some have to sign up. You may have to sign up if you're 65 (or almost 65) and not getting Social Security."

Deadlines. "There are certain times of the year when you can sign up or change how you get your coverage."

Don't delay. "If you sign up for Medicare Part B when you're first eligible, you can avoid a penalty." HPAA members advise that you get started three months before your Medicare start date (which is the start of your birth month, or the previous month if born on the 1st.)

Fastest to follow these stops in order...

Medicare Basics  Medicare works differently! You have lots of work to do.

Advantage vs. Original Medicare  Expensive traps in Medicare -- one could cost you for years. From HPAA members and the official site.

Comparing health plans  Advice from HPAA members on how to compare health plans.

If receiving benefits from -- or subsidized by -- HP or HPE:

Medicare via HP or HPE  You can explore your options without creating an Alight Retiree account yet (or without disturbing your current Alight Retiree account settings.)

HP/HPE Medicare troubleshooting and contacts

Next step: Medicare Basics


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