Montana ABLE Account Information


  • Status: Open for Enrollment
  • Program Name: Montana ABLE
  • Program Manager: Ascensus
  • Program Investment Institution: BlackRock, Schwab and Vanguard
  • Program Website:
  • Annual Contribution Limit: $15,000.00


Montana ABLE Account FAQs

Does this program offer enrollment to out of state residents?


Is there a state income tax deduction or credit for contributions made into accounts opened in this state by state residents?

Yes; $3,000.00 per tax year for taxpayers contributing to an account of their own, their spouse or their child.

Who is the program administrator?

Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services.

Is there an initial minimum contribution requirement to open an ABLE account? 

Yes. The initial minimum contribution requirement to open an ABLE account is $25.00. 

Is there an annual set fee to maintain the account? 

Yes. Each account is charged a Quarterly Account Maintenance fee of $15.00. If you elect electronic delivery notification for statements and confirmations, your Quarterly Account Maintenance fee will be discounted by $3.75.

Is there a required minimum contribution to your account? If so, what is the amount?


Are there fees or restrictions to the number of disbursement you are allowed?


Can I roll over my ABLE account to another ABLE program? If so, what is the fee to do so?

Yes. There are currently no fees associated with rolling over your ABLE account from one ABLE program to another ABLE program.

Is there a “debit card/purchasing card” available with the program? If so, what is the added cost?

Yes. If you are invested in the Checking Option, you will be charged a monthly service charge of $2.00. The fee is waived if your Account has an average daily balance over $250.00 or if you are enrolled in electronic statement delivery. The FDIC-insured checking option is from Fifth Third Bank.

How many investment options are associated with the program? Do those investment options vary in risk?

There are six investment options available. These investment options range from conservative to aggressive with varying levels of risk, based on the risks of the underlying component investments.

Is there a fee associated with the investment choices? If so, how much?

Yes. Depending on the investment choices, the total fees range from 0.34% – 0.37%.