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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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NHRS … Now You Know: ‘Looking back to move forward’

  • Now You Know

In an effort to inform stakeholders and other interested parties, the New Hampshire Retirement System has developed “NHRS … Now You Know,” a series of issue briefs designed to provide plain talk about some of the major topics concerning the retirement system. The latest issue brief, “Looking back to move forward,” deals with actuarial assumptions.

NHRS 2015 Legislative Update

  • Retirees
  • Members
  • Employers

None of the nine bills related to the New Hampshire Retirement System introduced in 2015 were adopted by the New Hampshire Legislature.

NHRS Deploys Email Encryption Software

  • Retirees
  • Members
  • Employers

NHRS recently deployed ZixCorp email encryption software to increase protection of personal information for members, beneficiaries, and employers.

NHRS to Discontinue Mailing Member Annual Statements

  • Members

Beginning in the fall of 2015, NHRS will discontinue mailing Member Annual Statements. The statements will be available online via My Account, the retirement system’s secure online portal. Click the read more link to see answers to some common questions concerning this transition.

Insurance Project Impacts Current, Retired State Employees

  • Retirees
  • Members

The state Department of Administrative Services has initiated a medical insurance dependent eligibility verification project for state of New Hampshire employees and retirees. This project is being conducted by an outside vendor contracted by the state. The New Hampshire Retirement System is not involved in this effort. For the convenience of our state of New Hampshire members and retirees, the full text of the news release from the state is included available here.

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

  • 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

  • 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.