News

Martins Appointed to Board of Trustees

09/01/2021
  • Board of Trustees

Germano Martins was recently appointed to the New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees as a public employee member.



NHRS Receives Award for Financial Reporting

08/31/2021
  • ACFR

NHRS has again been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its annual financial report.



Secure Document Upload Option Added to ‘My Account’ 

07/15/2021
  • Retirees
  • Members

NHRS has added a secure document upload feature to 'My Account,' our online portal for members and benefit recipients.



NHRS Office Reopens

06/22/2021
  • Retirees
  • Members

The NHRS office in Concord reopened for abbreviated walk-in services effective July 1, 2021. Walk-in services are currently limited to paperwork drop-off/review, notarizations and general questions, and subject to a 15-minute maximum. Walk-in services are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Our foyer remains open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for limited-contact drop-off of materials using our secure drop-box.



NHRS 2021 Legislative Update

06/22/2021
  • Legislation

One bill related to NHRS was enacted by the New Hampshire Legislature during the 2021 session and signed into law by the Governor. The bill has no impact on members or retirees.



End of State Emergency Impacts Post-Retirement Employment Rules

06/14/2021
  • Retirees
  • Members
  • Employers

With the expiration of Gov. Sununu’s COVID-19 state of emergency order (Executive Order 2021-10) on June 11, all hours worked by New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS) retirees for participating employers on or after June 12, 2021, will count toward the annual statutory limits on retiree work hours.



NHRS ... Now You Know: Public workers and Social Security

05/04/2021
  • Employers
  • Retirees
  • Members

In an effort to inform stakeholders and other interested parties, the NHRS has developed “NHRS … Now You Know,” a series of issue briefs designed to provide plain talk about some of the topics concerning the retirement system.



Merrifield Appointed to Board of Trustees

04/05/2021
  • Members
  • Retirees
  • Employers
  • Board of Trustees

Ken Merrifield was recently appointed to the NHRS Board of Trustees as an employer member representing the state.



NHRS Trustees Hire Executive Director

02/24/2021
  • Board of Trustees

The NHRS Board of Trustees has named Jan Goodwin to lead the retirement system as Executive Director, effective April 1, 2021. Goodwin is joining NHRS after leading the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) since 2008. She replaces George Lagos, who is retiring March 1.



Watch Out for Misleading Email

02/16/2021
  • Members

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.



NHRS Launches Contact Center

01/04/2021
  • Retirees
  • Members

As part of its ongoing commitment to provide superior customer service, NHRS has created a contact center to more efficiently address inquiries from members and benefit recipients.



Martineau Appointed to Board of Trustees

12/30/2020
  • Employers
  • Retirees
  • Members
  • Board of Trustees

Andrew Martineau was recently appointed to the New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees as the firefighter member.



NHRS Releases 2020 Annual Reports

12/23/2020
  • Summary CAFR
  • CAIR
  • ACFR

The retirement system has released its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Summary Annual Financial Report, and Comprehensive Annual Investment Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020.



NHRS Member Interest Rate for Calendar Year 2021

12/08/2020
  • Members

The New Hampshire Retirement System member interest rate for calendar year 2021 will be zero percent.



NHRS Receives Awards for Financial Reporting

11/03/2020
  • Summary CAFR
  • ACFR

NHRS has again been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its annual financial reports.



NHRS Realizes 1.1% Investment Return in Fiscal Year 2020

10/23/2020

NHRS realized a 1.1% return on investments in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020. The three-year, five-year, 10-year, 20-year, and 25-year returns for the periods ended June 30, 2020, were 5.2%, 5.9%, 8.7%, 5.4%, and 7.5%, respectively. All returns are net of fees. The retirement system’s assumed rate of investment return is 6.75%.



NHRS Executive Director Announces Planned Retirement

09/24/2020
  • NHRS

Executive Director George P. Lagos will retire from NHRS effective March 1, 2021, after leading the retirement system for nine years.



NHRS 2022-23 Employer Contribution Rates

09/08/2020
  • Employers

The NHRS Board of Trustees certified employer contribution rates for fiscal years 2022 and 2023 at its regular meeting on September 8, 2020.



Guidance on Hiring Full-time Substitute Teachers

08/17/2020
  • Retirees
  • Employers

NHRS responds to a recently received inquiry regarding the membership eligibility of retired teachers who are willing to sign contracts to teach as long-term, full-time substitutes for the 2020-21 school year.



NHRS Trustees Reduce Assumed Rate of Return

06/09/2020
  • Board of Trustees

The NHRS Board of Trustees voted to adopt revised actuarial assumptions based on the results of a four-year experience study conducted by its consulting actuary. In an accompanying vote, the Board voted to reduce the retirement system’s investment assumption, lowering the assumed rate of return from 7.25 percent to 6.75 percent.