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Monday, 31 July, 2017

ABLE National Resource Center Launches #ABLEtoSave Campaign

The ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) announced today the launch of #ABLEtoSave, a month-long grassroots education and informational campaign to educate and inform the general public about Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts. Founded and managed by National Disability Institute (NDI), the ANRC is dedicated to providing consistent, reliable information concerning the benefits of an ABLE account.

The goals of the #ABLEtoSave campaign, which runs throughout the month of August, are to increase awareness about ABLE accounts and to increase the amount of ABLE accounts opened across the country.

ABLE accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts that have the potential to significantly increase the independence and quality of life of individuals with disabilities without jeopardizing benefits such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Each of the campaign’s five weeks in August will focus on a different theme:

  • Week 1 (July 30 – August 5): Basic Overview of ABLE
  • Week 2 (August 6-12): Eligibility
  • Week 3 (August 13 – 19): Qualified Disability Expenses
  • Week 4 (August 20 – 26): Financial Literacy
  • Week 5 (August 27 – September 2): Enrollment

During each week, ANRC will provide a detailed calendar of messaging, social media posts and other resources to all campaign participants. Informational and marketing videos have also been developed, and webinars on ABLE-related topics will be held every Wednesday.

“ABLE accounts are a down payment on freedom for millions of individuals with disabilities and their families,” said Christopher J. Rodriguez, Director of the ABLE National Resource Center. “Yet, public knowledge of ABLE accounts is somewhat lacking and enrollment in ABLE programs still has significant room for growth.”

Currently, 23 states have ABLE account programs. To learn more about the #ABLEtoSave campaign and ABLE accounts, visit the ABLE National Resource Center website and be sure to “like” the ANRC on Facebook and Twitter (@theABLENRC).

The #ABLEtoSave campaign is made possible through the generous support of Fidelity Investments, BNY Mellon and Fifth Third Bank.

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