Arkansas ABLE (click to open an account)
Status: Open for Enrollment
State Program Manager: Ascensus
State Account Limit: $366,000
Accepts Out Of State Residents: Yes
Annual Contribution Limit: $15,000
ABLE To Work Act Contribution: $12,140
Number Investment Options: 6
Program Investment Institution(s): BlackRock, Schwab and Vanguard provide the mutual funds and/or ETFs in the target risk options. Sallie Mae Bank provides the high yield savings account in the applicable target risk options. Fifth Third Bank provides the checking account product in the checking option.
Debit Card Or Prepaid Card: Yes
Withdrawal Hold Rules: Yes
Medicaid Payback Waived: Yes. Yes, subject to federal and state probate laws.
State Income Tax Deduction: Yes. Arkansas taxpayers can deduct $5,000 per taxpayer, $10,000 if filing jointly. This deduction only applies to contributions made to AR ABLE accounts. Consult with a Tax Preparer to discuss your tax matters.
FDIC Insured: Yes
Legislative Summary HB 1239Account Disclosure Document(s):
Program Administrator: Office of Arkansas Treasurer
Investment Manager: BlackRock, Schwab and Vanguard provide the mutual funds and/or ETFs in the target risk options. Sallie Mae Bank provides the high yield savings account in the applicable target risk options. Fifth Third Bank provides the checking account product in the checking option.
Please see the disclosure document regarding more information on: investment options risk, withhold rules, how to reduce account fees, ABLE to Work Act limits, and Medicaid payback. The checking option offers FDIC insurance up to $250,000, subject to certain restrictions.
Program at a Glance
Is there an initial minimum contribution requirement to open an ABLE account? If so, how much?
Is there a required minimum contribution to your account? If so, what is the amount?
Is there an annual set fee to maintain the account? If so, how much?
Are there fees or restrictions to the number of disbursement you are allowed? If so, what are they?
Is there a “debit card/purchasing card” available with the program? If so, what is the added cost?
Yes. A $2.00 monthly fee is associated with utilizing the debit card option. However, the fee can be waived with an average daily balance over $250, or if enrolled in electronic statement delivery at Fifth Third Bank.
Can I roll over my ABLE account to another ABLE program? If so, what is the fee to do so?
- Fee Range
Annual Maintenance Fee:
$60. See plan disclosure documents to learn how to reduce fees.
$6 fee for 50 checks
Debit Card Fee:
Investment Option Fee Range:
$3.40 - $3.70 on $1,000 investment per year
Paper statements: $13.75 quarterly if a Arkansas resident. $15 quarterly if not a resident.
ABLE Account Transfer Fee:
Withdrawal Transaction Fee:
- Annual Maintenance Fee: