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The New Hampshire Retirement System plays an important role in the long-term economic security of the state’s public employees, teachers, police officers, and firefighters. For more than 50 years, we have been committed to providing secure retirement benefits and superior service.

What's New

HB 561 update: ‘Grandfathering’ of existing retirees

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Employers

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

NHRS FY 2020-21 Employer Contribution Rates

  • 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

  • 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

  • Independent Investment Committee

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