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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 ten of all funds. (Read more)

Benefit Profiles are on the Way
Keep an eye out for your annual Benefit Profile. The distribution of Profiles has begun, however e-subscribers had the advantage of receiving theirs earlier. (Read more)

NYSTRS Post 13.7% Return
Just five years removed from the global financial crisis, the Retirement System's total portfolio posted a positive return for the fourth consecutive year. The 13.7% return for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013 was the third double-digit return posted since 2010. (Read more)

New Member ABCs
Thousands of new members join NYSTRS annually. If you're one of them this year, welcome to one of the top 10 public pension funds in the country! (Read more)

Itís a New School Year! Hereís Your Fall Reading Syllabus
Like our members, NYSTRSí staff spent part of its summer prepping for a new school year. The result: A new reading syllabus for New York public school teachers and administrators. (Read more)

Your NYSTRS Benefit is Safe and Secure
Did you know independent studies consistently point to NYSTRS as among the best funded plans in the nation? NYSTRS was also one of six retirement systems featured in a nationwide study titled Lessons from Well-Funded Public Pensions. (Read more)

Active Membersí Handbook Updated and Redesigned
NYSTRSí Active Membersí Handbook is sporting a fresh new look. And found underneath the new design is all the latest NYSTRS information thatís fit to print. (Read more)

Got Prior Service? Claim it in MyNYSTRS
If you haven’t yet submitted your prior service claim, your procrastination paid off. Submitting your claim just got much easier thanks to the new Prior Service Claim form in MyNYSTRS. (Read more)

Statistics Show Pensions Account for 3% of Government Spending
On average, pension costs for state and local governments are just shy of 3% of total spending, according to a February brief issued by the National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA). The calculations are based on the most-recent data available from the U.S. Census Bureau. (Read more)