Editor's Picks

Issue 243:
– News & Research
– ABLE Act Column
– 529 Conference 2021

529 Dash, Required Reading for Your 529 Education:
 The goal of the 529 Dash is to address the specific needs and concerns of institutions, advisers and financial professionals who sell and service families and employers in the education financial planning process by creating and sharing industry relevant news, product training and best practices, while also building awareness and understanding of the importance of education financial planning, 529 plans and ABLE accounts.

Please Read, Engage and Share.

Paul Curley, CFA
Director of Savings Research
529 & ABLE Solutions, ISS Market Intelligence
paul.curley@issmarketintelligence.com
Twitter: @PaulCurleyBC

Monthly Webinar Series

529 & ABLE April 2021 Webinar
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 1pm EST

Hosted by Paul Curley, CFA, Director of 529 & ABLE Research at ISS Market Intelligence, the webinar will cover 1Q 2021 market trends in 529 and ABLE plans from a legislative, product, marketing and distribution perspective. In addition to discussing new data and research analysis on trends in ETF demand and usage in 529 savings plans, April’s webinar session will also spotlight key findings from the 529 Industry Analysis 2021 report, 1Q 2021 529 & ABLE data highlights and 529 & ABLE industry announcements.

Register today to learn more and to ask live questions.

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News & Research: Article Round-Up

Here is what you need to know from stories, research and data released this week:

  • Spoke, “More than 1,000 employers offer college savings benefits.” Editor’s Take: The article highlights the expansion of college financial planning employer benefits in California, and provides examples of which employers are doing so in California. This growth in California aligns with the national trend as well, and read the article to learn more. In the interim, thank you California Treasurer Ma for highlighting and supporting this development. If you are a planadviser, plansponsor, or employee, have the conversation on college financial planning employer benefits today.
  • ISS Market Intelligence, “529 & ABLE April 2021 Webinar.” Editor’s Take: On April 28, 2021 at 1pm EST, Paul Curley will host a webinar on 1Q 2021 market trends in 529 and ABLE plans from a legislative, product, marketing and distribution perspective. In addition to discussing new data and research analysis on trends in ETF demand and usage in 529 savings plans, April’s webinar session will also spotlight key findings from the 529 Industry Analysis 2021 report, 1Q 2021 529 & ABLE data highlights and 529 & ABLE industry announcements. Register today and see you there.
ABLE Act Column

ABLE accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts for certain individuals with disabilities and their families. 
News, Research, Data & Resources:

  • Webinar, “IL ABLE and What’s new for providers.” Editor’s Take: On April 21st, IL ABLE will host a webinar on what service providers and guardians of individuals need to know. The webinar will also cover stimulus payments, SSI benefits and IL ABLE Accounts as covered in the article here.
  • News4, “New savings program for Alabama residents with disabilities launching Soon.” Editor’s Take: News4 and WSFA12 News both covered the announcement that Alabama will soon launch the Alabama ABLE Savings Plan to replace the Enable Savings Plan Alabama. Click the link to stay up to date on the program update.
  • ABLE Age Adjustment Act: The bill would increase the age of onset for eligibility to open an ABLE account from 26 years old to 46 years old. As of April 17, 2021, the bill sponsorship was as follows:
    • Senate (S331): 1 sponsor and 6 cosponsors
    • Congress Sponsorship (HR1219): 1 sponsor and 39 cosponsors
Events: 529 Conference 2021

When: November 2-4, 2021

  • 529 Essentials: November 2
  • 529 Conference: November 3 and 4
  • ABLE Summit: November 4

Where: Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, Florida
What & Why: 
The 529 Conference is a highly interactive and educational industry gathering where you’ll learn from and network with the entire 529 and ABLE ecosystem to ensure product training, insight and networking across the 529 and ABLE community.

Updates: Registration coming soon.

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April 19th, 2021
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