New NHRS Member

Employee - New Member

Welcome to the retirement system

Congratulations on becoming a member of NHRS. The retirement system is here to serve you throughout your career, from the day you are enrolled as a new member to the day you apply to retire. This relationship does not end at retirement. NHRS staff continues to be at your service.

We realize that thinking about retirement may not be at the top of your to-do list at this stage in your career, but we encourage you to take a little time to understand the advantages of your NHRS membership and the benefits available to you or your loved ones.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learning About Your Retirement Plan

What You Should Know

Informational Video


Learning About Your Retirement Plan (15:30) 

Retirement Benefit Summaries

Benefit eligibility and pension formulas vary depending on membership status as of July 1, 2011, and/or vested status as of January 1, 2012.

If you first became a member of NHRS on or after July 1, 2011, choose the printable benefit summary below based on your job function.

If you were an NHRS member prior to July 1, 2011, choose one of the summaries below based on your job function.

Additional Handouts

NHRS Fact Sheet
Pre-Retirement Death Benefits Brochure

Additional Videos

Every member has his or her own retirement story. Journey along with four NHRS members through their careers and retirement. These stories are meant to illustrate some of the interactions you will have with NHRS on your journey and help you better understand the retirement process.

Stay Connected


Information for employers

Listed below are the necessary forms for enrolling a new employee into the retirement system. These forms should be given to your new hires at the time you provide other materials to them, such as withholding tax forms, and other benefit information. Please refer your new members to this page for additional information about NHRS.

Required Forms

Enrollment Form (Completed by Employer and Member)
Designation Of Death Beneficiary(ies) (Pre-Retirement)
OR Death Benefits Designation of a Trust as Beneficiary