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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.

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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 Employer Notification: Vested Validation Tool

  • Employers

NHRS has developed online validation tools to enable employers to determine the vested status of members as of December 31, 2011.

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.

Employer Notice: Legislative Changes Affecting Participating Employers

  • Employer Notices

House Bill 1494, Chapter 183, Laws of 2014, made several changes to RSA 100-A to allow the New Hampshire Retirement System to administer the plan more effectively, primarily by clarifying statutory language and updating or eliminating out-of-date provisions. This release contains a summary and explanation of employer-related changes contained in the bill.

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.

Earnable Compensation – Stipends Paid by School Districts and SAUs

  • Employers

The New Hampshire Retirement System is issuing this notice to participating school employers to clarify the reporting of Earnable Compensation relating to certain stipends.