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.)

    Pre-selection of a Survivorship Option

    Jun 06, 2017
    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 before filing a retirement application. The advantage of filing a pre-selection is that the benefit may be more financially advantageous to the beneficiary(ies) than the NHRS pre-retirement death benefit.
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    Former Sen. Janeway recognized for service to NHRS

    May 11, 2017
    Last month, former state Sen. Harold Janeway retired as the Chair of the NHRS Independent Investment Committee (IIC), a position he has held since its creation in 2009. He was also the Chair of the investments sub-committee of the 2007 retirement commission that developed the initial recommendation to create the IIC, and as a state senator, he shepherded the bill through the legislative process. All of us at NHRS wish the senator all the best in his retirement and offer our assurances and commitment that the IIC will continue to follow the road map that he so expertly charted ten years ago. -- Dr. Richard Gustafson, Chair, Board of Trustees, and George P. Lagos, Executive Director, NHRS
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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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    In Case You Missed It: Spring 2017

    Apr 07, 2017
    Here are links to some NHRS news releases and other communications in recent months that we didn't want you to miss.
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    NHRS Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

    Apr 06, 2017
    NHRS marks its 50th birthday in 2017 – on July 1, to be exact. To mark this golden anniversary, we’re posting facts about the retirement system, photos of current and former members, and other related material throughout the year on our website and on social media.
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    Stay Connected and Informed with NHRS

    Mar 13, 2017
    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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    ‘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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    Dig Into Your Photo Albums

    Dec 28, 2016
    NHRS will mark its 50th anniversary in 2017 and we would like to showcase historical photos of our members at work through the years in our annual report and other 2017 publications.
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    NHRS Releases 2016 Annual Reports

    Dec 28, 2016
    NHRS has released its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Summary Annual Financial Report, and Comprehensive Annual Investment Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.
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    Member Interest Rate for Calendar Year 2017

    Dec 16, 2016
    The NHRS member interest rate for calendar year 2017 is zero percent. This interest rate is applied to a member’s accumulated contributions on an annual basis. Member accumulated contributions represent the total amount a member has paid into the retirement system throughout his or her career, plus credited interest; employer contributions are not included.
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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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    Apply for Retirement 24/7

    Oct 26, 2016
    Members can now apply for service or vested deferred retirement through the retirement system’s online member portal, My Account.
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    National Retirement Security Week

    Sep 29, 2016
    October 16-22 is National Retirement Security Week, a cooperative effort to raise public awareness about the importance of saving for retirement. It’s a time for you to reflect on your personal retirement goals and determine if you are on target to reach those goals.
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    Dig Into Your Photo Albums

    Jun 24, 2016
    NHRS will mark its 50th anniversary in 2017 and we would like to showcase historical photos of our members at work through the years in our annual report and other 2017 publications.
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    Trustee Crombie Retires, Leaves Board

    May 24, 2016
    Dean Crombie, a police member of the New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees, will be leaving the Board June 1 when he retires as Somersworth police chief after 42 years on the force.
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    Rumor Mill: Earnable Compensation

    Apr 04, 2016
    NHRS continues to receive periodic inquiries about a rumor that’s been circulating since 2011. The rumor is that members who were vested prior to January 1, 2012, have to retire by July 1, 2016, because certain end-of-career payouts will be excluded from the definition of Earnable Compensation after that date. THIS IS NOT TRUE.
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    Member Education Sessions

    Apr 04, 2016
    NHRS offers retirement education sessions throughout the state for members who are not yet retired. During these general information programs, members of all ages and in various stages of their career will be provided with information about NHRS benefits, including an overview of NHRS as a defined benefit plan; service, early, disability, and vested deferred retirement; pre-retirement death benefits; benefit payment options; and other important information.
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