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?

Apr 08, 2021
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

Employment of retirees with NHRS-participating employers

Nov 15, 2020
This annual notice is being provided pursuant to RSA 100-A:7-a, which requires the NHRS to provide annual written notice to retirees regarding the statutory limitations on post-retirement employment with NHRS-participating employers.
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Retirees Can Update Their Federal Income Tax Withholding

Nov 15, 2020
Notices will be mailed to pension recipients in January 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. Note: Changing your withholding is not mandatory.
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Tips on Enjoying Retirement

Oct 07, 2020
Alright, so you have worked all your life to end up in this position that many desire...retirement. Here are some step-by-step instructions to help you enjoy your retirement.
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Access Your Account Information Online

Oct 07, 2020
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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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.
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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

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.
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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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