If transitioning to Medicare soon,
you have a lot of homework to do -- whether
receiving company benefits or not.
Advice and reference info from
If you were formerly a regular,
direct employee of Hewlett-Packard, HPInc, or Hewlett
Packard Enterprise -- or are in the process of leaving –
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
Overview of US health coverage
How to resolve US HPInc or HPE
medical benefits issues -- and how to escalate:
Questions or comments to:
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
Easiest and fastest to follow
these stops in order..
For everyone -- whether receiving
benefits from a company or not:
basics. Medicare works differently! You have lots of work to
limitations from HPAA members and on the official Medicare
plans and check the Medicare assistance sites for your
(Depending on how you left and your years-of-service, HP
coverage may not be best for you.)
If receiving benefits from HP or
Medicare - HP
company-subsidized Medicare benefits...and how the company Benefits Centers
and the Aon Retiree Health Exchange (ARHE) fit together.
Troubleshooting and contacts.
1. Basics of Medicare
(This index page updated Sep 17,