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Stock issues for former and current employees.
(Updated Aug 28, 2020.)  Questions or comments to: info@hpalumni.org 

This topic is discussed on the HPAA's Finance Forum. Ongoing discussions of US personal finance issues -- such as Social Security, pensions, and stock -- from an ex-HP/HPE perspective. Join the HPAA Finance Forum

If you received a "Potential Private Retirement Benefit Information" notice from Social Security, it is usually based on outdated information -- as indicated by the "Year Reported" date on the form included in the body of the notice. Here's how to decode it: https://www.hpalumni.org/PotentialBenefitLetter

If you are leaving the company, see our ASAP Checklist for additional information on this topic.

Reference info about employee stock: Check your termination paperwork and the very helpful official "leaving" site for your company -- both accessible outside company firewalls:
- "Leaving/Retiring from HP" https://www.leavinghpinc.com   (Official HP site: password no longer required.)
- "Leaving Hewlett Packard Enterprise" https://www.leavinghpe.com   (Official HPE site: login=leaving   password=HPE (both case-sensitive)

Time to untangle your stock! With any employer, no one but you really cares about your employment-related stock. Due to the HP Breakup, you may have stock in up to seven HP-related companies. It may not all be held in the same place. Many find stray accounts -- or need to retrieve stock or dividends turned over to a state as "unclaimed." With each spinoff, the cost basis for your shares changed. You could pay taxes twice on the same income. Your heirs won't need to know your cost basis, but will need to find all the shares. An HP Alumni team developed a step-by-step process to find and protect your stock. Here's the first step:

Begin the HPAA's step-by-step Stock Recovery process  Step 1. Stock Decoder


Other stock-related topics:

- Join the HPAA Finance Forum

- Stock records: Companies pay various firms to perform shareholder recordkeeping. How to obtain stock records.

- Lost stock: This is surprisingly common, even for people who haven't changed their address in decades. How to check for lost stock and dividends

- Stock options: If you exercised stock options last year, you need both a 1099-B and a W-2. How to obtain your option-exercise W-2.  More Stock Option Advice

- Employee stock in predecessor companies:  Compaq    EDS     For Indigo, Mercury, Opsware, Peregrine, and other HP predecessors, see: Predecessor company employee stock.


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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 the HP Alumni Association. Transition, Benefits, and Finance forums. No charge, thanks to HPAA members.


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