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.)

    Dig Into Your Photo Albums

    Dec 28, 2016
    NHRS will mark its 50th anniversary in 2017 and we would like to showcase historical photos of our members at work through the years in our annual report and other 2017 publications.
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    NHRS Releases 2016 Annual Reports

    Dec 28, 2016
    NHRS has released its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Summary Annual Financial Report, and Comprehensive Annual Investment Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.
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    W-4P Forms

    Dec 28, 2016
    Notices were sent to all pension recipients in December reminding them of their right to change their federal income tax withholding if they choose to do so.
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    IRS 1099-R Forms Available in Late January

    Dec 28, 2016
    Retirees and beneficiaries will receive their 2016 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1099-R via U.S. Mail in late January. In addition, electronic copies of Form 1099-R will be available to view and print on My Account, the retirement system’s online portal.
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    Retirees Can Update Their Federal Income Tax Withholding

    Dec 19, 2016
    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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    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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    2017 Benefit Pay Dates

    Dec 16, 2016
    Benefit payments are issued on a monthly basis via Electronic Direct Deposit or check on the last business day of each month.
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    Electronic Direct Deposit Now Available for Multiple Accounts

    Oct 26, 2016
    Pension recipients who take advantage of electronic direct deposit (EDD) now have the option to have their benefit payment deposited in up to three separate bank accounts.
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    Dig Into Your Photo Albums

    Jun 24, 2016
    NHRS will mark its 50th anniversary in 2017 and we would like to showcase historical photos of our members at work through the years in our annual report and other 2017 publications.
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    Trustee Crombie Retires, Leaves Board

    May 24, 2016
    Dean Crombie, a police member of the New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees, will be leaving the Board June 1 when he retires as Somersworth police chief after 42 years on the force.
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    Legislative Updates Available Online

    Apr 04, 2016
    Information regarding bills introduced in the 2016 legislative session related to the retirement system can be found on the NHRS website.
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    Department of Administrative Services Releases a Notice on ACA IRS Reporting

    Feb 04, 2016
    The state Department of Administrative Services has released the following notice regarding ACA IRS reporting. The notice also includes a link to a Q&A regarding Health Care Information Forms.
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    Insurance Questions at Tax Time

    Dec 17, 2015
    We receive several tax-related inquiries every year from retirees looking for the amount of insurance withheld from their monthly pension check in previous year. The best source to provide the amount paid for health insurance in the prior year is either your former employer or the employer's third-party insurance administrator (TPA) (i.e., HealthTrust, SchoolCare, etc.).
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