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The new plan is affiliated with the National ABLE Alliance. STABLE NH partnered with the state of Ohio.

We are pleased to inform you of a beneficial change to occur on October 25, 2023, when a new ABL (Achieving a Better Life Experience) savings account program will launch in the State of New Hampshire. In the best interest of our current and future account holders, the NH State Treasurer and the Executive Director of the Governor’s Commission of Disability have decided to discontinue the partnership with STABLE Ohio and have entered into a new agreement with a new consortium, the National ABLE Alliance. Last year, we conducted due diligence and robust research to evaluate the current ABLE savings account program national landscape and to determine if it was in the best interest of the State of NewHampshire to continue the relationship with the State of Ohio. We decided that while the current partnership has provided a tax-advantage savings plan for eligible individuals in our state, we believe the partnership with the National ABLE Alliance will be a better fit for our state and will better serve the disability community in New Hampshire, now and in years to come. This transition means that you will have the opportunity to transfer your assets to the new New Hampshire ABLE program beginning on October 25, 2023. Or you may choose to remain in the current Ohio STABLE plan. As we get closer to the launch of New Hampshire’s new program, we will disseminate more information about the ABLE savings program sponsored by the State of New Hampshire and the simple process to transfer your assets to the new plan if you choose to do so.

The New Mexico Legislature, Bringing New Mexico into Alignment with Federal Qualified Education Expenses for 529 Plans

The New Mexico Legislature unanimously passed House Bill 342—Education Savings Plan Uses—the legislation was signed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on March 16, 2023, and will go into effect on June 16, 2023. With the bill signed into law, New Mexicans utilizing a 529 education savings account authorized by the New Mexico Education Trust Board—such as The Education Plan®—can now elect to receive a tax deduction for contributions used to pay for additional federal qualified education expenses, including:Up to $10,000 per year to cover expenses for tuition in K-12Up to $10,000 in student loan repaymentsApprenticeship expensesRollovers to Able accounts and Roth IRAsOther existing allowed qualified expenses include tuition and fees, books, supplies, room and board, computers, and special needs educational services at universities, community colleges, trade schools, or vocational schools across the United States.“We appreciate the Legislature and Governor, as well as community leadership and parents who advocated for this important change in New Mexico law,” said Natalie Cordova, Executive Director of Education Trust Board of New Mexico, the state agency that administers The Education Plan, 529 education savings plan. “The legislation, sponsored by Representative T. Ryan Lane, Minority Floor Leader and Senator Peter Wirth, Majority Floor Leader, brings New Mexico into alignment with Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code and adds additional incentive for New Mexicans to save for future education expenses. With expanded uses in alignment with the federal code, New Mexico families now have more options for future education expenses.”“HB 342 represents much needed education empowerment for working families in New Mexico,” said Representative T. Ryan Lane, Minority Floor Leader, and co-sponsor of the legislation. “Not only can our families continue to use their 529 education savings accounts for higher education planning, now we have unleashed opportunity for so many families to utilize this fund for both private K-12 education as well as for apprenticeships post-high school. Aligning our state law governing 529 plans with updated federal law, we now have secured a path forward for so many working families to use the power of their savings accounts to create education opportunity for their children and grandchildren.”“We are delighted that action was taken by our state legislature to align New Mexico’s 529 plans with federal law,” said Carla Kugler, President and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors of New Mexico. “Families in New Mexico need every tool in the toolbox to provide educational opportunities for their students. Opening up the usage of these funds to pay for additional expenses like apprenticeship expenses will create pathways not previously possible.”In addition to versatile uses of saved funds, account earnings grow tax-free, and withdrawals are tax-free if used for qualified education expenses. For New Mexico residents, there is an income tax deduction on the full amount of any contributions to an account authorized by the State, such as The Education Plan, when funds are used to pay for qualified expenses, which now includes additional federal qualified expenses.“With expanded use at the state-level, now is a great time for New Mexicans to invest in their own education or the education of a loved one,” added Cordova.For more information or to open an account, visit

First Step by CollegeInvest provides $100 savings for newborns

First Step by CollegeInvest is a program that gives every child born or adopted in the State of Colorado on or after January 1, 2020, a FREE $100 contribution to their CollegeInvest 529 college savings account.Everyone who claims a First Step award will also have a portion of their future contributions matched. There is also a separate Matching Grant Program for lower- to middle-income families. The details of these matches will be posted each year on the CollegeInvest website (

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