New NHRS Member

Employee - New Member

Welcome to the retirement system

Congratulations on becoming a member of NHRS. The retirement system is here to serve you throughout your career, from the day you are enrolled as a new member to the day you apply to retire. This relationship does not end at retirement. NHRS staff continues to be at your service.

We realize that thinking about retirement may not be at the top of your to-do list at this stage in your career, but we encourage you to take a little time to understand the advantages of your NHRS membership and the benefits available to you or your loved ones.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learning About Your Retirement Plan

What You Should Know

Informational Video


Learning About Your Retirement Plan (15:30) 

Retirement Benefit Summaries

Benefit eligibility and pension formulas vary depending on which "Tier" you are in. Membership Tiers are based on membership status as of July 1, 2011, and/or vested status as of January 1, 2012.

If you first became a member of NHRS on or after July 1, 2011, choose the printable benefit summary below based on your job function.

If you were an NHRS member prior to July 1, 2011, choose one of the summaries below.

Group I

Group II

Additional Handouts

NHRS Fact Sheet
Pre-Retirement Death Benefits Brochure
"Now You Know": The Group I pension recalculation

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