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?

Mar 26, 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 Retrees Have Been Doing

Retiree employment during state of emergency

Mar 17, 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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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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Federal income tax withholding on monthly retirement benefits

Oct 28, 2019
This notice is being provided in accordance with federal regulations that require NHRS to notify you every year of your right to change your federal income tax withholding. The most recent Form W-4P that you have filed with the retirement system automatically remains in effect, unless you file a new Form W-4P. If you do not wish to make an election or to change your prior election, no action is necessary.
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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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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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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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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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"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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