The New Hampshire Retirement System has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Actuarial Audit Services.
A letter from the Executive Director: It has been some time since I shared an open letter with our members, retirees, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders. With the conclusion of the Decennial Commission in January 2018, and of our most recent fiscal year on June 30, I thought a look back at the significant changes made to NHRS over the past 10-plus years would be worthwhile. Overall, the retirement system is in a much better position today than it was a decade ago, however, our journey is far from over.
NHRS realized an 8.9% return on investments in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, outperforming the Total Fund benchmark return of 7.8% and the retirement system’s assumed rate of investment return of 7.25%. At the close of the fiscal year, the retirement system’s unaudited net position held in trust was $8.87 billion, an increase of $581 million over the prior fiscal year.
Legislation taking effect next year will change the laws governing New Hampshire Retirement System retirees who work part-time for retirement system participating employers. These changes also will impact how employers report retiree data to NHRS.
Information in the reports will help employers comply with new financial reporting standards.
The NHRS Board of Trustees certified employer contribution rates for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 at its meeting on September 11, 2018.
Four new appointees recently joined the Board of Trustees of the New Hampshire Retirement System.
Daniel LaPlante of Hancock was recently appointed to the NHRS Independent Investment Committee (IIC) as a public member.
The Fiscal Year 2018 Member Annual Statements for all NHRS members who are not yet retired have been posted to My Account, the retirement system’s secure online portal.
NHRS has again been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its annual financial reports.
Seven bills related to RSA 100-A were enacted by the New Hampshire Legislature during the 2018 session and signed into law by the Governor.
Legislation passed in 2018 will change the laws governing NHRS retirees who work part-time for retirement system participating employers. The changes take effect January 1, 2019.
Legislation enacted in 2018 will provide a one-time $500 payment to eligible NHRS retirees.
NHRS fiscal 2019 employer contribution rates take effect July 1, 2018. These rates are unchanged from the current fiscal year 2018 rates.
NHRS has developed a set of written instructions explaining how to clear some of the most common exceptions found during the monthly reporting process.
The NHRS Board of Trustees voted unanimously to adopt a revised actuarial assumption for payroll growth for Group I teacher members in response to the continued decline in the number of active teachers.
Scott Myers, the city manager of Laconia, was recently appointed to the NHRS Board of Trustees as employer member.
Christine Clinton of Dublin was recently appointed to the NHRS Independent Investment Committee (IIC) as a public member.
Timothy Lesko of Hopkinton was recently appointed to the NHRS Board of Trustees as a public member.
A statutory commission charged with reviewing and making recommendations to ensure the long-term viability of the New Hampshire Retirement System issued its final report in January.