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.)

What have NHRS retirees been up to in retirement?

Aug 07, 2020
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!
Read What NHRS Retirees Have Been Doing

COLA to take effect beginning in 2020

Jun 01, 2020
Eligible retirees and beneficiaries will begin receiving a permanent cost-of-living adjustment between August 2020 and July 2021, depending on the month in which their retirement began.
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Be aware of COVID-19 related scams

Apr 27, 2020
If you follow our social media pages, you may have seen some links we’ve been sharing about COVID-19 related scams. In this article we have compiled some of these scam warnings in one place.
Click Here to Read About Common COVID-19 Scams

Retiree employment during state of emergency

Apr 27, 2020
RSA 100-A:7-b states that the annual limitations on part-time employment “excludes any hours worked during an emergency,” which the statute defines, in part, as “any event declared by the governor”. Gov. Sununu declared a state of emergency in New Hampshire effective at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020. As a result, any hours worked by NHRS retirees for a participating employer for the duration of this state of emergency will not count toward the annual limits on retiree work hours.
Read More About How the State of Emergency Impacts Retiree Hours

Social Security and the CARES Act

Apr 27, 2020
The NH State Social Security Administrator’s office at DHHS has asked NHRS to share the following information from the National Conference of Social Security Administrators (NCSSA) relative to eligibility for relief under the CARES Act.
Learn More About the CARES Act and Social Security

Annual gainful occupation forms sent out

Apr 27, 2020
​NHRS gainful occupation forms are being mailed out in late April to disability retirees subject to gainful occupation limits. These forms must be returned to the retirement system, with supporting documentation, no later than June 30, 2020.
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Attorney General's COVID-19 Scam Alert: Targeting Aging Adults

Apr 15, 2020
Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald urges all of New Hampshire's aging adults to be aware of and to take steps to protect themselves from scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read More About COVID-19 Scams Targeting Aging Adults

In case you missed it

Feb 10, 2020
Here are some recent NHRS news releases that we wouldn't want you to miss.
Check Out These Recent News Releases

2019 Retiree Tax Documents Available Online

Jan 15, 2020
Copies of 2019 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1099-R for New Hampshire Retirement System retirees and beneficiaries have been posted to My Account, the retirement system’s online portal. All retirees and beneficiaries will begin receiving paper copies of these important tax documents via U.S. Mail in late January, however, My Account users wishing to get a jump on tax filing may print out their 1099-Rs immediately.
Read more about 2019 tax information

Working after retirement

Jan 07, 2020
Notices will be mailed to all pension recipients this month providing annual written notice regarding the statutory limitations on post-retirement employment with NHRS-participating employers.
Learn More About Working After Retirement

Resources on financial literacy

Jan 07, 2020
The retirement system provides a lifetime benefit to eligible members, however, the pension is only one component of a secure retirement.
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Federal tax information

Dec 12, 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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Has your name or address changed?

Jun 24, 2019
Be sure to update your contact information (address, phone number, or email) whenever it changes.
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Six Things Every New Retiree Should Know

Jun 24, 2019
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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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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