News

Retirement System Offers ‘NHRS 101’ Sessions

01/24/2019
  • Education Session

NHRS is offering “NHRS 101” presentations in February. These events – not to be confused with the benefit information sessions regularly offered for members – will provide a broad, factual overview of the retirement system for NHRS members and retirees, municipal and school officials, lawmakers, the media, and the public.



Employer Notification: 2019 Legislation with Potential Cost Impact

01/24/2019
  • Legislation

Pursuant to RSA 100-A:14, XII, the New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS, the retirement system) is issuing this notice to inform NHRS participating employers about 2019 legislation that may have a cost impact on political subdivision employers.



Employer Notification: Monthly contribution payment deadline extended

  • Employers

NHRS has extended the monthly deadline for submission of employer contribution payments. Beginning in January, contribution payments will be due to NHRS by the 25th of the month. Submission of employer data reports will remain due by the 15th of the month.



NHRS Releases GASB 68 and GASB 75 Reports for Fiscal Year 2018

  • Employers

NHRS has released reports for Fiscal Year 2018 related to Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statements No. 68 and No. 75.



Working after retirement 'Grandfathering' capability added to DRS

01/07/2019
  • Employer Notices

Legislation that took effect January 1, 2019, changed the laws governing New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS, the retirement system) retirees working in a part-time position for retirement system participating employers.



NHRS Releases 2018 Annual Reports

12/17/2018
  • CAIR
  • Summary CAFR
  • CAFR

Financial report, summary financial report, and investment report available online.



HB 561 update: Instructions for setting 'Grandfathered' retirees in the DRS

12/17/2018
  • Employer Notices

NHRS has released written instructions on how to set “grandfathered” retirees in the Data Reporting System (DRS) beginning in January.



NHRS Member Interest Rate for Calendar Year 2019

12/11/2018
  • Members

The New Hampshire Retirement System member interest rate for calendar year 2019 will be 5.25 percent.



HB 561 update: ‘Grandfathering’ of existing retirees

11/27/2018
  • Employer Notices

Legislation passed in 2018 will change the laws governing NHRS retirees working in a part-time position for retirement system participating employers. There is a “grandfathering” provision contained in the law that allows retirees who are working part-time for NHRS-participating employers on the effective date of the law – January 1, 2019 – to work a maximum of 1,664 hours per calendar year for as long as they remain with the employer in the position they held on the effective date of the bill. NHRS is in the process of creating an online format to document grandfathered retirees. The grandfathering portal will not be available until after January 1, 2019.



Where we’ve come from, where we’re headed

  • Employers
  • Retirees
  • Members

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 Realizes 8.9% Investment Return in Fiscal Year 2018

10/11/2018
  • Investments

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.



NHRS Employer Notification: HB 561 Implementation

09/19/2018
  • Employers

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.



NHRS Releases GASB 75 Reports for Employers

09/14/2018
  • Employers

Information in the reports will help employers comply with new financial reporting standards.



NHRS FY 2020-21 Employer Contribution Rates

09/11/2018
  • Employers

The NHRS Board of Trustees certified employer contribution rates for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 at its meeting on September 11, 2018.



Four New Members Join NHRS Board of Trustees

09/12/2018
  • Board of Trustees

Four new appointees recently joined the Board of Trustees of the New Hampshire Retirement System.



LaPlante appointed to NHRS Independent Investment Committee

09/12/2018
  • Independent Investment Committee

Daniel LaPlante of Hancock was recently appointed to the NHRS Independent Investment Committee (IIC) as a public member.



Member Annual Statements Available on My Account

09/12/2018
  • Members

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 Receives Awards for Financial Reporting

07/26/2018
  • Summary CAFR
  • CAFR

NHRS has again been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its annual financial reports.



NHRS 2018 Legislative Update

06/29/2018
  • Legislation

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.



Working After Retirement Laws to Change in 2019

06/27/2018
  • Legislation

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.