University System of New Hampshire
System office | 5 chenell drive, suite 301, concord, NH 03301
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USNH offers all eligible employees the opportunity to save for their future with two retirement plans: the 403(b) Retirement Plan and the 457(b) Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan. Learn more about our retirement plans in our 2023 Benefits Guide.
The Summary of Plan Provisions describes plan information, including, but not limited to eligibility, enrollment, contribution levels, vesting* (including breaks in service), beneficiaries, withdrawals, involuntary termination, additional retirement contributions, and annual limits. The Plan is subject to federal laws, such as the Internal Revenue Code (IRS) and other federal and state laws. The provisions of the Plan are subject to revision due to changes in laws or to pronouncement(s) by the IRS. See Policy USY V.A.7. Benefits Following Retirement for information and eligibility.
USNH HR recently hosted retirement planning sessions for employees 55 and older to learn about the top things to do before you retire, your income options in retirement, and hear about the Medicare and Social Security resources. Look for more retirement focused webinars in the future.
Fidelity Presentation - Top Ten Things to do Before You Retire
* Vesting Policy: 18.104.22.168 Vesting of contributions. Employees are fully and immediately vested in the accrued benefits arising from their contributions. For purposes of vesting of employer contributions, years of service begins when a status employee starts contributing to the retirement plan at a level which is matched by a USNH contribution. After participation in the retirement plan for three calendar years, the employee is 100% vested in the employer contributions.