NH Retirement Security Coalition

Pension Facts for New Hampshire

  • Benefits are modest: two-thirds of NHRS retirees receive an annual pension benefit of less than $25,000
  • New Hampshire’s annual pension costs for the state and municipalities are well below the national average
  • Each dollar paid out in pension benefits supports $1.40 in total economic activity in New Hampshire
  • Each dollar “invested” by New Hampshire taxpayers in supports $6.33 in total economic activity in New Hampshire
  • As it stands, NHRS is 60% funded. Changes were made in 2007 to correct the underfunding of the NHRS and it is set to be fully-funded by 2039


For Immediate Release Contact: Casey McCabe, info@nhretirementsecuritycoalition.com February 21, 2018   NH House Finance Committee Denies NH Retirees a Cost-of-Living Adjustment Concord – Today the NH House Finance Committee voted 14 to 10 to kill HB1756-FN, a bill that would provide a long overdue COLA to the 28,000 currently retired public employees. Several Republican members of the committee provided reasons for this decision that were based on misunderstandings of the NH Retirement System, false realities,
By Elizabeth Dinan edinan@seacoastonline.com Posted Dec 14, 2017 at 2:42 PMUpdated Dec 14, 2017 at 8:51 PM Seacoastonline.com  NH Legislature expected to pass bill curbing ‘double dipping’ CONCORD — A bill that seeks to limit the income of “double dipper” public pensioners is recommended by lawmakers as “ought to pass,” according to the New Hampshire Retirement System, the pension pool for police, fire, school and other public employees. In a Wednesday memo, the NHRS announced House Bill 561 was amended in the Senate Executive Departments and
A new study from NCPERS shows how little a pension fund’s funding status has to do with its ability to pay out benefits. “As long as annual contributions and investment income exceed benefit payments, pension funds can continue to operate in perpetuity regardless of their funding status. Read the Study: HERE.
By Paula Aven Gladych Published November 12 2017, 9:00pm EST www.benefitnews.com The National Institute on Retirement Security wants to set the record straight about the positive impacts defined benefit pension plans have on public and higher education. Diane Oakley, executive director of NIRS, says that there are “misleading assertions that DB pensions don’t offer incentives to retain teachers or that DB pensions force teachers to retire at early ages or they are not good for
BY BAILEY CHILDERS, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 10/31/17 10:00 AM EDT THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL You have to give Amazon credit. In a rare public auction, the retail giant promised up to 50,000 jobs at a second headquarters, or “HQ2,” and sat back while 238 cities and states tripped over each other to offer the most lucrative tax break packages. While most of the bids have yet to


We are extremely disappointed the #NHHouse moved to table HB1757 today without any debate or dialogue. Group I members will continue to receive an unnecessary 10% reduction in their benefit at age 65. #disappointing #nhpolitics ...

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Today the House approved a long overdue COLA for NH's 28,000 retirees! We would like to thank all of the Representatives who stood today with the thousands of retired teachers, fire fighters, police officers, and state and municipal employees who dedicated their careers to this great state.

We look forward to continuing this important work with the NH Senate.

#nhpolitics #retirementsecurity

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