ABLE Program Implementation

Current as of January 9, 2017

ABLE PROGRAMS THAT ARE NOW OPEN:
(details available below)

Alaska
Florida
Kentucky

Michigan
Nebraska

Ohio
Oregon
Rhode Island

Tennessee
Virginia

 
State
Name
ABLE Bill Signed State
Name
ABLE Bill Pending State
Name
No ABLE Bill State
Name
ABLE Program Open
STATE/
PROGRAM NAME
ABLE BILL STATUSABLE LEGISLATION TEXT LINKBILL EFFECT. DATEPROGRAM ADMINISTRATORADMINISTRATOR CONTACT INFOESTIMATED BILL IMPLEMENTATION DATECURRENT STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION
Alabama Signed Alabama SB 226
(Act No. 2015-442)
6/10/15 State Treasurer Ph: 334-242-7515
anita.kelley@treasury.alabama.gov
February 2017

Partnering with Nebraska to offer ENABLE Savings Plan Alabama

ENABLE Alabama
https://enableal.com/

Alaska

"Alaska ABLE Plan"

SIgned Alaska HB 188  11/6/16 Dept. of Revenue State Treasurers Office
Ph: (907) 465-2300
akableprogram@alaska.gov
Now Open
NATIONAL PROGRAM
 

Alaska Save with ABLE
https://ak.savewithable.com
Phone: 1-888-609-8871
Email: ak.clientservice@savewithable.com

Multi-state consortium member

Arizona Signed Arizona HB 2388   Dept. of Economic Security/ABLE Oversight Committee  Not yet determined  Mid 2017 Multi-state consortium member
Arkansas Signed Arkansas HB 1239
(Act 1238)
7/22/15 State Treasurer & ABLE Program Committee Emma Willis
Ph: 501-682-1391
ewillis@artreasury.gov
2017 Preparing a RFP for financial services; working with knowledge secured from existing ABLE programs

California

"CalABLE"

Signed

California SB 324

California AB 449

 1/1/16 State Treasurer

Christina Elliott
Exe. Director of CalABLE
Ph: 916-653-4046
Christina.Elliott@treasurer.ca.gov

 

 Summer 2017

 California ABLE

(http://treasurer.ca.gov/able/)

California ABLE Facebook
(https://www.facebook.com/CalABLE/?fref=ts)

Cailfornia ABLE Survey (Open to all U.S. participants)
(https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CalABLE)

CalABLE Survey (Spanish)

Colorado Signed Colorado HB 1359 6/4/15 CollegeInvest/Dept. of Higher Education CollegeInvest
Ph: 800-448-2424
303-376-8800
Early 2017 Colorado ABLE
(http://www.coloradoable.org/)
Connecticut Signed Connecticut HB 6738 10/1/15 State Treasurer Ph: 860-702-3292
emily.bjornberg@ct.gov
2017

Taskforce is formed and actively meeting; monitoring federal guidelines; reviewing program models; seeking appropriations.

Connecticut ABLE

(http://www.ott.ct.gov/about_ABLEAct.html)

Delaware Signed

Delaware HB 60

6/10/15 ABLE Board & State Treasurer Omar Masood
Ph: 302-672-6700  Omar.Masood@state.de.us
July 1, 2017 Studying implementation options
District of Columbia Signed District of Columbia B21-0252 2/2/16 Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia Brenda Mathis 
Ph: 202-727-0780  Brenda.mathis@dc.gov
Mid 2017 Selected Ascensus as vendor
Florida

"ABLE United"
Signed

Florida SB 642

Florida SB 644

Florida SB 646

5/21/15 FL Prepaid College Brd

John Finch
John.Finch@ableunited.com
1-888-524-2253

Now Open
FLORIDA RESIDENTS ONLY

ABLE United
(http://www.ableunited.com/)

Ph: 1-888-524-ABLE (2253)
Email: customerservice@ableunited.com

Georgia Signed Georgia HB 768
 5/3/16 Georgia ABLE Program Corporation / State Treasurer  Not available at this time Undetermined at this time In study and research phase; is organizing the ABLE Program Corporation; reviewing other state programs and various models/participating in conversations with other states
Hawaii Signed Hawaii HB 119 7/1/15 Director of Finance Not available at this time Undetermined at this time Fact gathering stage
Idaho No Bill            
Illinois Signed Illinois SB 1383 1/1/16  State Treasurer  crehwinkel@illinoistreasurer.gov

January 2017

Will be a
NATIONAL PROGRAM

Multi-state consortium member

Illinois ABLE
(http://www.illinoistreasurer.gov/Individuals/ABLE)

Indiana Signed

Indiana SB 11

 7/1/16 ABLE Board of the Authority

Amy M. Corbin
ABLE Director
State Treasurer's Office
acorbin@tos.in.gov

 Late 2017 Evaluating all program options: speaking with other states/holding discussions with consortium; seeking funding
Iowa Signed Iowa SF 505
Sec. 76. (p. 74)
7/1/15 State Treasurer State Treasurer’s Office
Adam Phillips
515-281-5644
adam.phillips@iowa.gov
Early 2017
Will be a NATIONAL PROGRAM
Multi-state consortium member

Kansas

"Kansas ABLE Savings Plan"

Signed Kansas HB 2216 7/1/15 State Treasurer State Treasurer’s Office 
Tom Treacy
Ph: 785-296-3171
tom@treasurer.ks.gov

January 2017
Will be a NATIONAL PROGRAM

Multi-state consortium member
Kansas ABLE
(https://www.kansasstatetreasurer.com/
prodweb/education_savings/able.php
)

Kentucky

"STABLE Kentucky"

Signed Kentucky SB 179  7/15/16 State Treasurer

 State Treasurer’s Office
 OJ Oleka
 oj.oleka@ky.gov

Now Open
KENTUCKY RESIDENTS ONLY

STABLE Kentucky

http://stablekentucky.com

Ph: 1-800-439-1653

Louisiana Signed

Louisiana Act 93

Louisiana HB 598

7/1/15 Dept. of Health & Hosp/ ABLE Account Authority

ABLE Advisory Board
Sharon Hennesey, Pres.
Ph: 225-383-1033  shennessey@peoplefirstla.org

 Undetermined at this time Securing funding
Maine Signed  Maine LD 1421   State Treasurer Terry Hayes
Maine State Treasurer
Ph; 207-624-7477
terry.hayes@maine.gov
Third quarter 2017 Bill only directs Treasurer of State to study the most effective options for residents to participate in ABLE
Maryland Signed

Maryland SB 761

Maryland HB 431

6/1/15 Maryland 529 Board Department of Disabilities
Elizabeth Hall
Ph: 410-767-3652  anneblackfield@maryland.gov
October 2017

 

Maryland ABLE Program
(http://mdod.maryland.gov/about/Pages/Able-Act-Taskforce.aspx)

Final ABLE Task Force Report -Submitted 12/1/15
(http://mdod.maryland.gov/about/Documents/ABLE/
Final%20Report%20of%20the%20Task%20Force
%20on%20MD%20ABLE.pdf
)

Massachusetts

Signed

 

 

Massachusetts Chapter 226

Massachusetts HB 4402

8/5/14

 

 

Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority Martha Savery
Ph: 617-224-4813
msavery@mefa.org
 Early 2017
Will be a NATIONAL PROGRAM

Working on program development

Massachusetts ABLE
(http://www.mefa.org/products/able-savings-account-program/)

Michigan

 

“MiABLE”


Signed

Michigan HB 4542

Michigan HB 4543

Michigan HB 4544

Michigan SB 360

10/28/15

State Treasurer

Student Financial Services Bureau

R. Scott de Varona :
Student Loan Division / 529(A)ABLE
Ph: 517-373-1261
miable@michigan.gov
 

Now Open
NATIONAL PROGRAM

 

MiABLE
https://www.miable.org/

Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/MichiganABLE/

Minnesota Signed Minnesota SF 1458
(see Article 7 Sections 44-51)
7/1/15 Commissioner of Human Services Disability Services Division

Ph: 651-431-4300
dsd.responsecenter@state.mn.us

Early 2017
State Residents Only

Implementing multi-state consortium plan

Minnesota ABLE
(http://mn.gov/dhs/media/news/?id=1053-227617)

 

Mississippi No Bill            
Missouri Signed Missouri SB 174 8/28/15 State Treasurer & The Missouri ABLE Board State Treasurer’s Office
Patrick Morgan
Ph: 573-751-4910

2017
Will be a NATIONAL PROGRAM

Multi-state consortium member

Missouri ABLE

(https://www.treasurer.mo.gov/content/achieving-a-better-life-experience)

Montana Signed Montana SB 399 5/5/15 Department of Health & Human Services Developmental Disabilities Program
Ph: 406-444-2995
Not yet determined

Multi-state consortium member

Montana ABLE Oversight Committee
(http://dphhs.mt.gov/dsd/developmentaldisabilities/ABLE)

Nebraska

"ENABLE Savings Plan"
Signed Nebraska LB 591 5/28/16 State Treasurer

Administrative Contact:
Ph: 402-471-2455
EnableSavings@fnni.com

Customer Service Contact:
Ph: 1-844-ENABLE4
Email: clientservices@enablesavings.com

Now Open
NATIONAL PROGRAM

Enable Savings Plan
https://www.enablesavings.com

Enable Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/EnableSavingsPlan

Enable Newsletter - "Possibilities"
http://akamai.uprinv.com/f/248/21630/7d/im.uprinv.com/rc/sr2/upr/newsletter092016.pdf

Nevada Signed Nevada SB 419 7/1/15 State Treasurer

Linda English
Ph: 702-486-3889
ljenglish@nevadatreasurer.gov

First Quarter of 2017

Will be a NATIONAL PROGRAM

Multi-state consortium member

Nevada ABLE
(http://www.nevadatreasurer.gov/ABLE/ABLE_Home/)

New Hampshire Signed New Hampshire SB 265  3/16/16 State Treasurer/Governor's Commission on Disability  Not available at this time  Not yet determined

New Hampshire ABLE Info
(http://www.nh.gov/disability/achievingabetterlifeexperience.htm)

New Jersey Signed New Jersey SB 2770  4/11/16 Div. of Developmental Disabilities-H. Services / Dept. of Treasury Eric Kaufmann

Dept. of Human Services

 Not yet determined Multi-state consortium member
New Mexico Signed  New Mexico HB 61  3/3/16 State Treasurer Deborah Bransford,
M.A., CRC
Ph: 505-955-1120
Deborah.Bransford@state.nm.us
  Currently not offering state program

Will not be launching a state plan; Treasurer’s Office will administer the program but residents will be joining other states’ plans; Treasurer is available to answer questions and offer resources/program links

New Mexico ABLE Act
http://www.nmsto.gov/able-act/

New York Signed New York SB 4472

4/1/16 State Comptroller  Not available at this time First half of 2017 NY ABLE
(http://www.osc.state.ny.us/college/able.htm)
North Carolina Signed North Carolina HB 556  8/11/16 Department of State Treasurer

Jennifer Shine Carroll
NC ABLE Program Mgr. Dept. of State Treasurer
Ph: 919-814-3842 Jennifer.Carroll@nctreasurer.com

 January 2017

Will be a NATIONAL PROGRAM

Multi-state consortium member

North Carolina ABLE
(https://www.nctreasurer.com/able/Pages/default.aspx)

Email Contact: ncABLE@nctreasurer.com

North Dakota Signed North Dakota HB 1373 7/1/15 Bank of North Dakota

James Barnhardt
North Dekota Bank
Ph: 701-328-5882

  Educational website for  state residents will launch  by end of July 2016: ND Residents' ABLE Education

Have adopted administrative rules but will not be launching state plan.  Directing residents to information webpage and to other state plans that will accept out-of-state residents.

ND Residents' ABLE Education
https://bnd.nd.gov/able/

Ohio

"STABLE Account"
Signed Ohio HB 155  10/15/15 Treasurer of the State

team@stableaccount.com

Ph: 1-800-439-1653

Now Open
NATIONAL PROGRAM

 

Ohio Stable Accounts

(http://www.stableaccount.com/)

 

Oklahoma Signed

 

Oklahoma HB 2821

 1/1/2017 State Treasurer  Not at this time Currently not offering a state program

Oklahoma ABLE

http://ablesavings.ok.gov/
Oregon

"Oregon ABLE Savings Plan"
(State)

"ABLE for ALL"
(National)
Signed Oregon SB 777  10/5/15 State Treasurer / Oregon 529 Savings Board

Oregon 529 Savings Network
David Bell
Ph: 503-431-7929
david.bell@ost.state.or.us

Now Open
NATIONAL PROGRAM
and 
OREGON RESIDENTS PROGRAM

Offers two programs:

Oregon ABLE Savings (state residents only)
Oregon ABLE
http://oregonablesavings.com/

ABLE for ALL (national participants)
Oregon ABLE for All
http://ableforall.com

Pennsylvania

 

“PAABLE  Savings Program”

Signed Pennsylvania SB 879  4/18/16 State Treasurer PA529ABLE@patreasury.gov 
Ph: 800-440-4000

2017

Will offer a NATIONAL PROGRAM

Multi-state consortium member 
Pennsylvania ABLE
(http://pa529able.gov/)

Pre-launch PA ABLE Brochure
(http://enews.patreasury.gov/q/lsu4dBET9_2w1IF9Uyx2_6DUiGAMejEQwSxJTerN-x21ohNGrf1DXZFRs)

Rhode Island

"RI's ABLE"

Signed

Rhode Island HB 5564

Rhode Island SB 465

1/1/16 Executive Office of Health & Human Services/State Treasury State Treasurer's Office
Ph: 401-462-7650
Kimberly Shockley
Lisa Churchville
Now Open
NATIONAL PROGRAM

Multi-state consortium member

RI Save with ABLE
https://ri.savewithable.com

Rhode Island ABLE
https://www.ri.gov/press/view/27274

South Carolina Signed South Carolina HB 3768 4/29/16  State Treasurer

State Treasurer's Office
Ph: 803-734-2101

 Not yet determined Investigating all options and actively researching programs launched by the four other states that currently provide ABLE plans. SCABLE
(http://www.treasurer.sc.gov/citizens/sc-able/)
South Dakota Signed South Dakota HB 1224  7/1/16 South Dakota Investment Council Sherry Nelson
Ph: 605-362-2826
Sherry.nelson@state.sd.us
 Does not apply

Bill intended to facilitate participation by residents in an ABLE program; will not be implementing a state program 
South Dakota Investment Council
(http://sdic.sd.gov/ABLE.aspx)

Tennessee

"ABLE TN"
Signed Tennessee SB 1162 Phase 1:
5/18/15
Phase 2:
7/1/15
State Treasurer

Tennessee ABLE
Roy West
Ph: 615-253-8771
roy.west@tn.gov

Now Open
NATIONAL PROGRAM
Tennessee ABLE Program
(http://abletn.gov/)
Texas Signed Texas SB 1664 6/19/15 Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board

Texas Controller’s Office
Ph: 512-463-4863
Ph: 800-531-5441
Ext.3-4863
Texasable@cpa.texas.gov

Not yet determined

Releasing RFP for ABLE services shortly; ABLE administrative rules adopted:
Texas ABLE 
http://texasable.org/

Utah Signed Utah SB 292 5/12/15 Dept. of Workforce Services

Kevin Burt
Ph: 801-526-9831
kburt@utah.gov
Kathy Bounous
Ph: 801-526-9653
kbounous@utah.gov

 2017

Utah ABLE
(http://www.uesp.org/Resources-FAQs/ABLE-Accounts.aspx)

More UT ABLE Info
(Click “How do I get an ABLE account’)
https://jobs.utah.gov/mycase/

Vermont

"VT-ABLE"

Signed Vermont Act No. 51 of 2015 6/3/15 State Treasurer VT. Developmental Disabilities Council
Kirsten Murphy
Ph: 802-828-1311

Tim Lueders-Dumont
Ph: 802-595-3197

First quarter 2017

Will be administered through a Vermont/Ohio partnership

VT-ABLE Press Release
http://www.vermonttreasurer.gov/sites/treasurer/files/VT-ABLE_PressRelease.pdf

Vermont ABLE Taskforce
(http://www.vermonttreasurer.gov/reports/ABLE-task-force)

Virginia

"ABLEnow"
Signed

Virginia Chapter 331

Virginia Chapter 227

7/1/15 Virginia College Savings Plan Board Virginia 529
Ph: 804-371-0766
or 888-567-0540
Now Open
NATIONAL PROGRAM

ABLEnow
(https://www.able-now.com/)

ABLEnow launch event invitation
ABLEnow launch news release

Offering 2 programs:

  • Direct sold program (Dec. 2016)
  • Partnered/Broker-sold program (Late 2017)

ABLEnow Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/ABLEnowVA

ABLEnow Twitter
https://twitter.com/ABLEnowVA

Washington

Signed

 


Signed

Washington HB 2063



Washington HB 2323

7/24/15

 


6/9/16

State Treasurer’s Office
Scott Merriman
Ph: 360-902-9018


State Treasurer

Peter Tassoni 
Dept. of Commerce
Ph: 360.725.3125 peter.tassoni@commerce.wa.gov

 July 1, 2017

 


July 1, 2017

Board appointments by governor
Apply: ABLE Governing Board

ABLE Workgroup Report to Legislature
(http://www.tre.wa.gov/news/ableWorkgroup.shtml)

West Virginia Signed West Virginia HB 2902 6/9/15 State Treasurer State Treasurer’s Office
Ph: 304-558-5000
304-340-2705

2017
WEST VIRGINIA RESIDENTS ONLY

Hired legal counsel; in process of drafting vendor RFP 
Wisconsin Signed

Wisconsin AB 731

7/14/15 Department of Administration Not Applicable Not Applicable

Allows citizens to utilize an ABLE program in other states with preferential Wisconsin tax treatment

http://529.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=1848&locid=188

Wyoming No Bill