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About CHET Advisor

CHET Advisor is for residents of Connecticut who want the tax features of a 529 college savings plan plus the professional management of financial investment professionals. There are a wide range of investment options so that you can recommend investment strategies that are right for your clients.

CHET Advisor is administered by the Treasurer of the State of Connecticut as the trustee of the Connecticut Higher Education Trust Program. Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC serves as plan manager.


Who Can Purchase This Plan?

Connecticut residents are eligible to purchase CHET Advisor through their financial investment professional.

State Income Tax Advantages

Connecticut residents can deduct up to $5,000 in contributions to a CHET Advisor plan annually ($10,000 for residents filing jointly) from their state income tax return. This deduction is for contributions made during the calendar year for which the return is filed. Deductions are subject to recapture if nonqualified withdrawals are made.

Federal Income Tax Advantages

Earnings on contributions are tax-deferred, and are income tax free if funds from the plan are used for qualified education expenses, including tuition, certain room and board expenses, and necessary fees and supplies.* See the Disclosure Booklet for more information.

*Non-qualified withdrawals are taxable as ordinary income to the extent of earnings and may also be subject to a 10% federal income tax penalty.

Contribution Amounts

  • There are no limits on contributions until your account balance exceeds $300,000
  • Minimum amount to set up a CHET Advisor account: $50
  • Subsequent minimum contribution: $25

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CHET Advisor is administered by the Treasurer of the State of Connecticut as the trustee of the Connecticut Higher Education Trust Program and Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC (“HFMC”) serves as Plan Manager.

Investments in CHET Advisor are not guaranteed or insured by the State of Connecticut, the Connecticut Higher Education Trust Program, the Connecticut State Treasurer’s Office, HFMC, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., the investment advisers and/or sub-advisers for the Underlying Funds or any depository institution and are subject to investment risks, including the loss of the principal amount invested, and may not be appropriate for all investors.

CHET Advisor is only available to account owners who are Connecticut (CT) residents. CT provides certain tax advantages to CT taxpayers that invest in CHET Advisor. Before investing, an investor should consider whether the investor’s or designated beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in such state’s 529 plan.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of CHET Advisor and its Underlying Funds before investing. This and other information can be found in the Disclosure Booklet for CHET Advisor and the prospectuses or other disclosure documents for the Underlying Funds, which can be obtained in the College Savings pages of www.hartfordfunds.com or by calling 877-407-2828. Please read them carefully before investing or sending money. CHET Advisor is distributed by Hartford Funds Distributors, LLC. Member SIPC

This information is written in connection with the promotion or marketing of the matter(s) addressed in this material. The information cannot be used or relied upon for the purpose of avoiding IRS penalties. These materials are not intended to provide tax, accounting or legal advice. As with all matters of a tax or legal nature, your clients should consult their own tax or legal counsel for advice.

"The Hartford" is The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

No state funds have been used to produce these materials nor have materials been produced at taxpayer expense.