Member News Blog

News and notes for NHRS members

This page contains items in the current retiree newsletter, along with timely items from prior newsletters. (Sometimes, you might even find some items slated for upcoming newsletters that we want to share early.)

Stay Connected and Informed with NHRS

Apr 16, 2021
The benefits you earn as a member of the New Hampshire Retirement System are an important part of your financial plan. They can help you and your beneficiaries achieve financial security in retirement or in the event of disability or death. NHRS offers many different ways for you to stay informed.
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Follow Pending Legislation

Apr 16, 2021
Information regarding bills introduced in the 2021 legislative session related to the retirement system can be found on the NHRS website.
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Apr 16, 2021
The NHRS office in Concord remains closed to visitors and the majority of our staff continues to telework.
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Watch Out for Misleading Email

Dec 09, 2020
NHRS has become aware of an email from a third-party encouraging members to sign up for a free “retirement planning review with a Public Employee Retirement Adviser.” THIS EMAIL IS NOT FROM NHRS.
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Applying for retirement during the school year

Aug 04, 2020
NHRS has received questions regarding retirement during the school year from teachers and other school employees concerned about the impact of COVID-19.
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Be Aware of COVID-19 Related Scams

Apr 27, 2020
If you follow our social media pages, you may have seen some links we’ve been sharing about COVID-19 related scams. In this article we have compiled some of these scam warnings in one place.
Click Here to Read About Common COVID-19 Scams

Learn about your retirement at home

Apr 06, 2020
Like many other organizations, NHRS has had to cancel or postpone upcoming in-person education events in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. However, member education materials are always available on the NHRS website.
Learn More About Educational Resources Available Online

2020 Member Interest Rate is 3.7%

Feb 04, 2020
The NHRS member interest rate for calendar year 2020 is 3.7 percent.
Learn More About the Member Interest Rate

Financial Literacy and Retirement Resources

Jan 07, 2020
The retirement system provides a lifetime benefit to eligible members, however, the pension is only one component of a secure retirement. NHRS has added a section to our website that lists resources on retirement planning and overall financial literacy.
Learn More About Our New Resources Section

Pre-selection of a Survivorship Option

Oct 17, 2019
An important benefit that many members may be unaware of is the “pre-selection of survivorship” option, which allows retirement-eligible members to select a beneficiary(ies) to receive a lifetime pension if the member should die while in active, contributory service before filing a retirement application.
Learn More About this Important Benefit

Working After Retirement

Jun 24, 2019
Active NHRS members may retire and work part-time for retirement system participating employers.
Learn More About Working After Retirement

Getting Ready for Retirement

Jun 24, 2019
NHRS has created a web page filled with resources and information for members approaching retirement.
Learn More About Our New 'Approaching Retirement' Page

'NHRS 101' Online Presentation

Mar 21, 2019
NHRS has posted a narrated PowerPoint presentation, “NHRS 101,” which is intended to serve as a broad, factual overview of the retirement system.
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Keep an Eye on Pending Legislation

Mar 21, 2019
NHRS-related legislation is listed on the “Legislative Updates” page of the retirement system website.
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FAQ on Part-Time Employment of NHRS Retirees (effective 1/1/19)

Sep 25, 2018
NHRS has compiled some answers to frequently asked questions concerning House Bill 561 (Chapter 293, laws of 2018 ).
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Is Your Beneficiary Information Up To Date?

Apr 07, 2017
Things may have changed in your life since you filled out that NHRS beneficiary form when you first started working.
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‘Learning About Your Retirement Plan’ - Information for new members

Jan 27, 2017
As a part of its ongoing effort to help educate its members about retirement, the New Hampshire Retirement System has created an online presentation and FAQ for new members called “Learning About Your Retirement Plan.”
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Proudly Displaying Our Mission

Dec 16, 2016
This fall, NHRS re-vamped its Mission, Vision and Values statement. The core commitments didn’t change, but the new version is more concise, memorable, and forward-focused. A poster-size copy signed by the entire staff is now hanging in our reception area.
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