Maryland ABLE is established pursuant to the ABLE Act and the Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience Act signed into law April 12, 2016. Maryland ABLE is directed and administered by the Maryland 529 Board. Sumday Administration, LLC provides administrative and record-keeping services to the program under the direction of the Maryland 529 Board and Marquette Associates serves as investment advisor. The program is designed to be a "qualified ABLE Program", which status permits a beneficiary of an ABLE account established under the program to contribute and invest funds, enjoy tax-free growth on the earnings of the account, and make tax-free withdrawals to pay for qualified disability expenses under certain circumstances.
- Program typeABLE Savings Plan
- Investment ManagerMarquette Associates
- State agencyThe Maryland 529 Board
- Program ManagerSumday Administration, LLC
Investors in Maryland ABLE can select from the following investment options. Click on a portfolio name for more information.
Sometimes referred to as the enrollment-based option, this is an investment approach where your asset allocation is programmed to change over time. Accounts for young beneficiaries are invested aggressively and accounts for beneficiaries with college right around the corner are invested much more conservatively. In some 529 plans, the age-based option operates by automatically transferring your investment from one static portfolio to another at certain points in time. Others utilize lifecycle funds or employ lifecycle-type tactics within the portfolio containing your investment so that it is not necessary to transfer your investment between portfolios.