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.)

Planning to Retire July 1?

Feb 27, 2024
More members retire in July than any other month. If that's what you plan to do this year, here are some things you need to know.
Full story

Follow Pending Legislation

Jan 10, 2024
Information regarding bills introduced in the 2024 legislative session related to the retirement system can be found on the NHRS website.
Full story

NHRS Upgrades Member Portal

Dec 20, 2023
Since its launch in 2010, thousands of members and pension recipients have signed up for My Account, the New Hampshire Retirement System’s secure online portal where users can access their personal account information from any computer, tablet, or mobile device. NHRS recently launched My Account 2.0, an updated version of our popular portal with new features, better navigation, and enhanced security. Because this is an entirely new website, members, retirees, and beneficiaries – even those with an existing account – will need to set up an account in My Account 2.0.
Full story

Software Transition Causing Delays

Sep 01, 2023
NHRS is currently transitioning to a new version of its pension administration software, which has led to anticipated delays in some processes and transactions. We thank you in advance for your patience with this necessary upgrade.
Full story

New Name, Same Benefits

Aug 29, 2023
When the Legislature made significant changes to NHRS statutes in 2011, benefit eligibility, pension calculations, and whether certain types of pay were reportable to NHRS have been dependent on a member’s vested date or hire date. When NHRS transitions to an updated pension administration system later this year, members will see a new way to describe which category they fall into. In the new system – including the My Account online portal – members will be shown as being in different “Tiers,” which is just a shorter way to describe their existing status.
Full story

Protecting Against Identity Theft

Jun 30, 2023
There are several free steps that anyone can take immediately if they believe they are at risk of identity theft.
Full story

Watch Out for 'Scammy' Emails

Dec 02, 2022
It seems like every few months we are contacted by a member or retiree asking if an email they received was legitimate. The fact that they have to ask us almost always means the email wasn’t from NHRS.
Full story

Is Your Beneficiary Information Up To Date?

Apr 08, 2022
Is your beneficiary information up to date? Things may have changed in your life since you filled out that NHRS beneficiary form when you first started working.
Full story

Recorded Presentation Looks at NHRS’ Past, Present and Future

Apr 08, 2022
Presentation walks through some significant events in the history of NHRS and explains how many decisions made long ago continue to resonate.
Full story

Learn about your retirement at home

Mar 30, 2022
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

Is Your Beneficiary Information Up To Date?

Jul 19, 2021
Things may have changed in your life since you filled out that NHRS beneficiary form when you first started working.
Full story

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.
Full story

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

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.
Full story

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 ).
Full story

‘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.”
Full story

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.
Full story