Union Bank & Trust Company succeeded Oppenheimer Funds, Inc. as program manager of the Bright Start College Savings Program in July 2017. The Illinois direct-sold Plan features three age-based options using either a multi-firm or index-based strategy, three target portfolios, three index target portfolios, individual fund portfolios from a number of fund families and an FDIC-insured option.
- Program typeSavings
- Inception2000, but substantially changed in July 2007 and again in July 2017.
- State agencyIllinois State Treasurer
- Tax deduction
- Program ManagerUnion Bank & Trust Company
- Program distributorUnion Bank & Trust Company
Index Aggressive Age Based 0-2 Years Portfolio
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Data as of 06/30/2023.
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