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Read current NYSTRS news here and refer to the archive of featured articles.

Attention Retirees: MyNYSTRS Letter Clarification
If you recently received a letter from NYSTRS about your contact information, please be assured this only pertained to updating contact information on your online MyNYSTRS account. It has no impact on the payment of your retirement benefits. (Read more)

New to NYSTRS? Welcome!
If you are new to teaching – or at least teaching in New York – we congratulate you. Thank you for helping mold the minds of tomorrow. We also welcome you to the New York State Teachers' Retirement System (NYSTRS). You have joined one of the best funded and most secure pension systems in the nation. (Read more)

R U IE8 or Higher?
While there are several web browsers available, Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) remains one of the most popular. If you are among those using it, know that the IE version you use may impact how NYSTRS.org looks and functions on your computer. (Read more)

Coming in September: A Max Monthly COLA Increase of $15
Eligible NYSTRS retirees will see a $15 per month increase in their benefit payment for the 12-month period beginning in September 2014, the result of an annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). (Read more)

Pension Estimator Provides Comparative Estimates Using Prior Service
The online Pension Estimator in MyNYSTRS now provides members with verified prior service comparative estimates showing the difference the additional service could make to his or her retirement benefit. (Read more)

NYSTRS Among Top-Ranked Plans
Pensions & Investments, a highly respected trade publication, released its annual rankings of the top pension funds this week and NYSTRS was again among the top 10 of all funds. (Read more)