Issues and news for IBM retirees

Alert: retirement planning - Please be aware that certain businesses may try to communicate with IBMers and former IBMers about retirement planning. These are not sponsored by IBM.

Community Grants - Guidelines on how to submit an application for an IBM Grant.

Discounts for IBMers - Your single destination for all discounts on products, services and programs available to you from IBMs clients, partners and vendors. New: IBM hotel rates now available for IBM retirees.

Note: When you make your hotel reservation identify yourself as an IBM retiree and ask if they provide an IBM rate. You may need to bring ID that identifies you as an IBM retiree.

Employee Purchase Program for Lenovo - Shop for ThinkPad notebooks, ThinkCentre desktops, ThinkVision monitors and ThinkPlus accessories from Lenovo.

Employment verification (PDF, 32KB) - Allows current and former employees to obtain a written verification of their IBM employment and total compensation information to be released to 3rd parties such as lending institutions or for the employee themselves. Contact the Employee Services Center (ESC) at 800-796-9876 for assistance (VRU fast path option 3, then option 1).

The Greater IBM Connection - The business network for current and former IBMers and retirees.

IBM Club - Take advantage of discounts on entertainment, leisure and recreational venues and events. (If you don't already have an account, create one then request to join.)

Jobs at IBM - You may be employed as an IBM supplemental employee provided that six months have passed from your date of retirement.

Matching Grants - Obtain a matching donation from IBM for your qualifying contributions to approved US-based colleges and schools, hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, and some cultural and environmental organizations.

NetBenefits® - Resources available to help you review your medical options or monitor your savings.

OneExchange website - For more information on Medicare-eligible Retiree Health Benefits.

On Demand Community - Provides you with leading-edge technology solutions to expand the value and impact of your volunteer work.

Retiree Charitable Contribution Campaign - If you have any questions regarding this program or wish to initiate or make any changes, please contact the retiree campaign representative at 800-895-3004 or


Employee Services Center (ESC)
Voice Response System (VRS)
TTY: 800-426-6537

Service representatives are available 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday (excluding holidays recognized by the New York Stock Exchange).

TTY: 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Eastern, Monday-Friday. Messages may be left when service representatives are not available.

You will be requested to log in with your Social Security number and Personal Identification Number (PIN). On your first use, you will be prompted to create a PIN and will be asked for your date of birth, your mother's maiden name and the zip code of your address of record.

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