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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

Notice to Participating Fire Departments: Repeal of RSA 100-A:19

06/24/2014
  • Employer Notices

House Bill 1152, Chapter 0048, Laws of 2014, repealed RSA 100-A:19, which provided a supplemental benefit of $1,250 per year to a participating call, substitute, or volunteer firefighter (“call firefighter”) who was disabled in the performance of his or her duties, or the same nominal amount to the surviving spouse of a call firefighter killed in the performance of his or her duties. The repeal is effective July 1, 2014.



NHRS Realizes 14.5% Return on Investments in Fiscal Year 2013

09/19/2013
  • Investments

The New Hampshire Retirement System realized a 14.5% return on investments in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.



2013 New Hampshire Retirement System Legislative Roundup

07/31/2013
  • Legislation

Three bills related to RSA 100-A were enacted in 2013 legislative session.



Member/Employer Notice: NHRS Eligibility for Town Clerk/Tax Collectors

07/29/2013
  • Employer Notices

Two bills signed into law in 2013 contain language pertaining to New Hampshire Retirement System membership eligibility for individuals elected or appointed for a fixed term to the combined positions of town clerk and tax collector.



Employer Notice: Payment of Employer Contributions

07/27/2012
  • Employers
  • Employer Notices

The New Hampshire Retirement System recently received a question from a participating employer regarding whether members can pay both the member contributions due under RSA 100-A:16, I, and the employer contributions due under RSA 100-A:16, II and III. The retirement system is issuing this notice to participating employers to reiterate that members are not permitted to make employer contributions under RSA 100-A:16.



Spreading the Word About NHRS

07/25/2013
  • Retirees
  • Members
  • Employers

The impetus behind "NHRS ... Now You Know" is the recognition that there are a lot of opinions and perspectives out there surrounding public employee pensions. It’s not NHRS’ role to take sides in pension policy debates, but it would be a disservice to the public to ignore them and let the retirement system be defined by those with a particular point of view. Our goal is to improve the dialogue by laying out some key concepts and facts about NHRS in an easy-to-read format that’s accessible to a wide audience.



Retirement System Launches ‘NHRS … Now You Know’

05/21/2013
  • Retirees
  • Members
  • Employers

In an effort to inform stakeholders and other interested parties, the New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS, the retirement system) is launching “NHRS … Now You Know,” a series of issue briefs designed to provide straight talk about some of the major topics concerning the retirement system.



NHRS Funding Policy Meets National Guidelines

04/23/2013
  • Retirees
  • Members
  • Employers

The Pension Funding Task Force, an umbrella group made up of 11 well-known governmental and pension organizations, recently issued report captioned: “Pension Funding: A Guide for Elected Officials,” which offers guidance for policy makers to use when developing their pension plan’s funding policy. The New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS) is pleased to advise that it already operates in accordance with the Task Force guidelines and recommendations.