Retirement Connection Blog

News and notes for NHRS retirees and beneficiaries

This page contains items in the current retiree newsletter, along with timely items from prior newsletters. (Sometimes, you might even see some items slated for upcoming newsletters that we want to share early.)

    Scam alert: Fake calls from Anthem

    Mar 21, 2019
    Some retirees have been receiving automated calls regarding Medicare Part B that show up in caller ID as coming from Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield. This call is a scam.
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    Has your name or address changed?

    Mar 21, 2019
    Be sure to update your contact information (address, phone number, or email) whenever it changes.
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    Why it’s important to notify NHRS when a retiree or beneficiary dies

    Mar 21, 2019
    It is important for a survivor of a pension recipient to notify NHRS when a retiree or a beneficiary dies. Such notification ensures that NHRS appropriately adjusts the monthly benefit or pays any remaining undistributed member contributions to the designated beneficiary(ies).
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    Preliminary and final benefits for new retirees

    Mar 21, 2019
    Upon retirement, retirees receive initial notice confirming their preliminary pension amount. Generally, it takes three to four months for the pension to be finalized. At that time, a second notice is mailed to the retiree, confirming the final pension amount.
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    'NHRS 101' online presentation

    Mar 21, 2019
    NHRS has posted a narrated PowerPoint presentation, “NHRS 101,” which is intended to serve as a broad, factual overview of the retirement system.
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    Keep an eye on pending legislation

    Mar 21, 2019
    NHRS-related legislation is listed on the “Legislative Updates” page of the retirement system website.
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    Federal tax information

    Jan 10, 2019
    NHRS is providing this general information as a courtesy to our retirees. If you have additional tax questions, you should consult with the IRS or your tax advisor. The retirement system cannot provide advice regarding federal income tax issues.
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    What have NHRS retirees been up to in retirement?

    Jan 09, 2019
    We asked NHRS retirees what they have been up to since beginning their retirement, and received many submissions from talented and adventurous retirees. Check them out!
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    Retirees Can Update Their Federal Income Tax Withholding

    Dec 07, 2018
    Notices were sent to all pension recipients in December reminding them of their right to change their federal income tax withholding by submitting a new IRS Form W4-P if they choose to do so. If you did not receive this notice or have any questions concerning it, call NHRS at (603) 410-3671 or toll-free (877) 600-0158, ext. 3671.
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    FAQ on part-time employment of NHRS retirees (effective 1/1/19)

    Sep 25, 2018
    NHRS has compiled some answers to frequently asked questions concerning House Bill 561 (Chapter 293, laws of 2018 ).
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    "My Account" Passwords Get Stronger

    Jul 11, 2018
    NHRS recently upgraded the password security features on My Account, our secure online member portal.
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    Six Things Every New Retiree Should Know

    Jul 11, 2018
    When you retire the amount of information can be overwhelming! To help you focus on the important stuff…We have taken the most popular questions we receive from retirees and created a short presentation.
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    Let Us Know How to Reach You

    Apr 06, 2017
    Be sure to update your contact information (address, phone number, or email) whenever it changes.
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    Access your account information online

    Apr 06, 2017
    Keeping track of your personal benefit information has never been easier thanks to My Account, the retirement system’s secure online portal where users can access their personal account information from any computer, tablet, or smart phone.
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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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