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The New Hampshire Retirement System plays an important role in the long-term economic well-being of the state’s public employees, teachers, police officers, and firefighters.  NHRS strives to fulfill that responsibility through the professional management and administration of the pension trust fund.

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Spring 2015 Member “For Your Benefit”

  • Members

The Spring 2015 edition of the New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS) “For Your Benefit” provides members with current information about various NHRS topics.



NH Supreme Court Rules in Pension Case

01/17/2015
  • Legal

The New Hampshire Supreme Court released a unanimous decision earlier today upholding amendments to RSA 100-A – the law governing the New Hampshire Retirement System – enacted in 2007 and 2008 regarding cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) and the definition of “earnable compensation.” As a result of the decision, the legislative changes remain in effect.



NH Supreme Court Rules in NHRS Contributions Case

12/10/2014
  • Legal

The New Hampshire Supreme Court released a unanimous decision earlier today finding that New Hampshire Retirement System members do not have a contractual right to a fixed contribution rate. The decision reversed a lower court ruling that the July 1, 2011, increase to member contribution rates enacted in House Bill 2 (Chapter 224, Laws of 2011) violated the contract clause of the state and federal constitutions for “vested” members with 10 or more years of creditable service in the retirement system on or before the effective date of the contribution increase.



NHRS Member Interest Rate for Calendar Year 2015

12/09/2014
  • Members

The New Hampshire Retirement System member interest rate for calendar year 2015 will be 5.75 percent.



Supreme Court Issues Decision in Retiree Part-Time Case

09/30/2014
  • Legal

A decision issued today (September 30, 2014) by the New Hampshire Supreme Court does not change the statutory definition of part-time employment for New Hampshire Retirement System retirees working for NHRS participating employers.



NHRS Realizes 17.6% Return on Investments in Fiscal Year 2014

09/29/2014
  • Investments

The New Hampshire Retirement System realized a 17.6% return on investments in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.



2014 New Hampshire Retirement System Legislative Roundup

07/17/2014
  • Legislation

Five bills related to RSA 100-A were enacted by the New Hampshire Legislature during the 2014 session and signed into law by the Governor. RSA 100-A is the statute governing the New Hampshire Retirement System.



Retirement Application Packet Now Available Online

02/06/2013
  • Members

The New Hampshire Retirement System now offers Group I (Employee and Teacher) and Group II (Police and Fire) online retirement application packets. These online packets include the information and forms necessary to apply for and begin receiving Service, Early, and Vested Deferred retirement benefits from NHRS.