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.)

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.
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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.
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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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What have NHRS retirees been up to in retirement?

Jan 02, 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!
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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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Employment of retirees with NHRS-participating employers

Nov 15, 2019
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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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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'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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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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