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The New Hampshire Retirement System plays an important role in the long-term economic security of the state’s public employees, teachers, police officers, and firefighters. For more than 50 years, we have been committed to providing secure retirement benefits and superior service.

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NHRS Realizes 3.5% Return on Investments in Fiscal Year 2015

10/09/2015
  • Investments

NHRS realized a 3.5% return on investments in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015. The three-year, five-year, 10-year, and 20-year returns for the periods ended June 30, 2015, were 11.7%, 11.6%, 6.9%, and 7.8%, respectively.



Doing What Makes Sense for Members and Retirees

08/31/2015
  • Retirees
  • Members
  • Employers

At the New Hampshire Retirement System, the goal of regularly questioning what we do, and how we do it, is to become an even more efficient, customer-focused organization. Here is a quick look at a few of the things we’re doing to meet that challenge.



NHRS … Now You Know: ‘Looking back to move forward’

07/31/2015
  • Now You Know

In an effort to inform stakeholders and other interested parties, the New Hampshire Retirement System has developed “NHRS … Now You Know,” a series of issue briefs designed to provide plain talk about some of the major topics concerning the retirement system. The latest issue brief, “Looking back to move forward,” deals with actuarial assumptions.



NHRS 2015 Legislative Update

07/09/2015
  • Retirees
  • Members
  • Employers

None of the nine bills related to the New Hampshire Retirement System introduced in 2015 were adopted by the New Hampshire Legislature.



NHRS Deploys Email Encryption Software

06/02/2015
  • Retirees
  • Members
  • Employers

NHRS recently deployed ZixCorp email encryption software to increase protection of personal information for members, beneficiaries, and employers.



NH Supreme Court Rules in Pension Case

01/17/2015
  • Legal

The New Hampshire Supreme Court released a unanimous decision earlier today upholding amendments to RSA 100-A – the law governing the New Hampshire Retirement System – enacted in 2007 and 2008 regarding cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) and the definition of “earnable compensation.” As a result of the decision, the legislative changes remain in effect.



Federal Income Tax Withholding on Monthly Retirement Benefits

12/19/2014
  • Retirees

Federal regulations require the New Hampshire Retirement System to notify retirees and beneficiaries every year of their right to change their federal income tax withholding. The most recent Form W-4P filed with the retirement system automatically remains in effect, unless a new Form W-4P is filed.



Supreme Court Clarifies Spousal Benefit Eligibility for ‘Legally Separated’ Couples

11/03/2014
  • Retirees

The New Hampshire Supreme Court recently ruled that legally separated partners are still considered spouses with regard to eligibility for New Hampshire Retirement System spousal benefits including the Medical Subsidy and the Group II (Police and Fire) Automatic Spousal Allowance.