For Immediate Release: October 9, 2017
Contact: NHRS Medical Benefits Team, (603) 410-3675; [email protected]
CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS, the retirement system) is introducing a new retiree insurance authorization feature in the Data Reporting System (DRS) for authorized employers and third party administrators (TPAs).
Employers and TPAs now have the ability to process retiree insurance authorizations and manage insurance benefit changes through the DRS.
This new insurance feature will save time over the current process, where employers must submit paper forms and rely on NHRS to complete various insurance authorizations.
Note: Not every employer deals with retiree insurance authorizations; in many cases, this function is completed by the insurance administrator.
NHRS has prepared step-by-step instructions to aid employers and TPAs in completing insurance authorizations and changes, which include: adding/removing insurance, adding/removing Medicare cards, adding/removing dependents to a retiree’s policy, etc. These instructions can be accessed here.
NHRS is also hosting live webinars in October and November to explain the authorization process and answer questions in real time. Registration is required for these webinars. (Registration is closed)
A recorded version of the presentation can be accessed here.
NHRS advises employers to begin making these changes as soon as possible; however employers will not be expected to make insurance changes and authorizations until November.
If you have any questions about this process or the instructions provided, please contact an NHRS Medical Benefits Analyst at (603) 410-3675 or [email protected]
NHRS provides retirement, disability, and death benefits to its eligible members and their beneficiaries. The State of New Hampshire and nearly 470 local government employers participate in NHRS for their employees, teachers, firefighters, and police officers. NHRS has approximately 48,000 active members and 33,000 pension recipients. NHRS administers a defined benefit plan qualified as a tax-exempt entity under sections 401(a) and 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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