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Retired teacher David P. Keefe of Hempstead has been re-elected to a new three-year term on the System’s 10-member Board of Trustees. Keefe, who was first elected in 2004, currently serves as Board president.
Delegates attending NYSTRS’ 2022 Annual Delegates Meeting re-elected Schenectady teacher Juliet C. Benaquisto to the NYSTRS Board of Trustees. Nearly 600 delegates from across the state participated in the Nov. 6-7 meeting.
Improved pensions, healthcare benefits and salary are key tools that should be used to attract and retain public school teachers and staff, according to a new national report.
An election is being held for the retired teacher member seat on NYSTRS' Board. The candidates are incumbent Board President David P. Keefe of Hempstead and Sally L. Courtright of Loudonville.
Retired public employees who live and spend their pension dollars in small towns and rural communities help jumpstart their local economies – especially during troubled times, according to a new study by the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS).
Teachers who left public school employment before becoming vested may have forgotten that they are eligible for a refund of their NYSTRS contributions. We want to get those funds into the hands of their rightful owners, and you can help.
Eligible retirees will receive an extra $45 monthly beginning with the September 30 pension payment under New York’s legislated cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).
Legislation enacted as part of the state budget now allows Tier 5 and 6 members to vest with five years of service credit, makes changes to Tier 6 member contribution calculations, and extends the suspension of the cap on earnings in retirement for work at a school district or BOCES.
Defined benefit (DB) pension plans, such as your NYSTRS plan, deliver retirement benefits at half the cost of 401(k)-style defined contribution (DC) plans, according to a new national study.
Plan reflects the Board’s deliberative process to analyze climate risks and opportunities related to NYSTRS’ investment portfolio and is consistent with its fiduciary duties to nearly 435,000 System members.
NYSTRS’ Board recently lowered the System’s assumed rate of return to 6.95%.
NYSTRS’ just released 2021 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report once again demonstrates that your retirement plan remains secure and well-funded.
Delegates attending NYSTRS’ 2021 Annual Delegates Meeting elected Long Island teacher Eric J. Iberger and Schenectady teacher Juliet C. Benaquisto to the NYSTRS Board of Trustees. Nearly 600 delegates from across the state participated in the meeting, which was a one-day virtual event.
Juliet C. Benaquisto, a teacher in the Schenectady City School District, was appointed to NYSTRS' Board.
Eligible retirees will receive an extra $21 monthly beginning with the September 30 pension payment under New York’s legislated cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).
NYSTRS has won a Triple Crown... not for horse racing but for excellence in financial reporting. The award, from a national finance association, honors government organizations for excellence in clear and detailed financial reporting.
Defined benefit pensions, like the one offered by NYSTRS, provide a huge boost to state and national economies, especially during uncertain times, a new study finds.
A survey by Pensions & Investments ranks NYSTRS among the 10 largest public retirement systems in the country based on total assets.
Ruth Mahoney, a banking executive from Albany, was elected by the New York State Board of Regents to NYSTRS' Board.
NYSTRS ranks well above the national average among public pension plans in both funding level and the amount of revenue coming from investment earnings, according to a new survey. Both factors are key indicators of the strength of the System.
You already know that you can use your MyNYSTRS account to access your membership information, file forms and message us securely. Now MyNYSTRS has introduced even more self-service tools.
It’s our centennial and we’re celebrating all year long! NYSTRS is proudly turning 100 this year. Join the party by visiting our centennial webpage at NYSTRS.org/100 throughout the year.
Nationwide, imposters are filing claims for unemployment benefits using stolen personally identifiable information (PII). Members who believe their PII has been compromised should contact the System and consider adding a theft of ID flag to their account.
Eric J. Iberger, a teacher in the Bayport-Blue Point Union Free School District, was appointed to NYSTRS’ 10-member Retirement Board. He is one of three active teacher members on the Board.
NYSTRS continues to be one of the top-performing, most secure and well-funded public pension plans in the country, according to the System’s recently released 2020 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR).
Your 1099-R tax statement for calendar year 2020 pension earnings is now available online in your secure MyNYSTRS account. Paper copies, if you elected that option, will be mailed later this month and will likely arrive in early February.
The 2020 Benefit Profile for active members is available online for those with a MyNYSTRS account. Please review your Profile to keep track of your future retirement benefits.
Delegates attending NYSTRS’ Annual Meeting re-elected Baldwinsville teacher Elizabeth A. Chetney to the NYSTRS Board of Trustees.
If you’ve just started your first teaching job, you have a lot on your plate. We know you don’t have time to worry about your future financial security, so that’s where we come in.
Eligible retired members will receive a maximum monthly benefit increase of $15 beginning with their September 30 payment thanks to New York's automatic COLA.
While daily life may be anything but routine during this coronavirus crisis, your plans for retirement can still proceed smoothly and NYSTRS is here to help.
As the uncertainties over the coronavirus pandemic continue, NYSTRS has decided to hold its 2020 Annual Delegates Meeting virtually.
NYSTRS continues to fulfill our mission of providing members with a secure pension, and we continue to make pension payments on time and in full. The fund from which these payments come remains strong.
Filing forms through MyNYSTRS or submitting them and other important documents by registered or certified mail are recommended as the U.S. Postal Service reports delays in standard mail delivery.
In an annual ranking of the top pension funds in the country, NYSTRS remains in the upper echelon.
A recent national study found that without income from defined benefit pensions, the number of older households in poverty would increase by almost 20% nationwide.
Check out the issue to read about a report confirming the System’s strength, Retirement Board news, and our new video series.
Teachers nationwide say both their public pension plan — like the one provided by the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System — and their commitment to public service keep them in their classrooms, a new study finds.
For a concise and reader friendly recap of your Retirement System’s membership, financial and investment information from the past year, check out our newly published Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR).
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