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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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No Cost-of-Living Adjustment Granted by Legislature in 2015

  • Retirees

The New Hampshire Legislature did not authorize a 2015 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for eligible retirees or their eligible beneficiaries. As a result, annual pension benefits will remain at current levels.

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.

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.

Insurance Amount Withheld from Retirees Pension Checks in 2014

  • Retirees

NHRS has received several tax-related inquiries from retirees looking for the amount of insurance withheld from their monthly pension check in 2014.

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.

Winter 2015 Retirement Connection Newsletter

  • Retirees

The Winter 2015 edition of the New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS) "Retirement Connection" provides retirees with current information about various NHRS topics.

Federal Income Tax Withholding on Monthly Retirement Benefits

  • Retirees

Federal regulations require the New Hampshire Retirement System to notify retirees and beneficiaries every year of their right to change their federal income tax withholding. The most recent Form W-4P filed with the retirement system automatically remains in effect, unless a new Form W-4P is filed.

Employment of Retirees with NHRS-participating Employers

  • Retirees

RSA 100-A:7-a requires the New Hampshire Retirement System to provide annual written notice to retirees regarding the statutory limitations on post-retirement employment with NHRS-participating employers.